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I just moved out on my own and I am looking for easy and quick recipes?

My fiance and I just moved in together. I love to cook, but I don’t get home from work until a little after 5. I need ideas for quick and easy recipes, to try and keep things interesting.

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13 Responses to “I just moved out on my own and I am looking for easy and quick recipes?”

  1. nickipettis said :

    Everybody finds their own favorites.

    For me:
    tuna salad
    salmon salad
    spaghetti with meat sauce
    hot dogs
    tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches

    But you can find lots and lots at

  2. bmac said :

    go to

    “Complete cooking resource offering food tips, recipes, meal ideas,and cooking advice.”

    I use it all the time.

  3. dragonpup2600 said :

    Quick Mozzeralla Cheese Bread:

    Take hamburger buns pull them apart and butter them, sprinke mozzeralla cheese (as much as you like) on them, put them in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes (the cheese melts fast).

    Goes good with chips and a soda ; )

  4. dancegurl2000 said :

    Try this site. Rachel Ray is the queen of 30 minute meals. They’re simple and easy. I’ve tried several. Good Luck!

  5. Dave said :

    Rachel Ray’s thirty minute meals on the food channel

  6. theua_s said :

    I got married in December, and have started the cooking on our own this year, too. Its tough some nights because we get home later and don’t even want to think about cooking. A good idea is to make enough for a few nights and have leftovers. We like to get premade pizza dough from the store and make pizza with whatever happens to be in the fridge.
    we do lots of things with chicken–basically if you put egg and cracker crumbs on the chicken, you can put anything else with it, like spices or honey mustard or sauce and cheese for chicken parm. you can always prepare in advance so you just have to pop it in the oven when you get home.

  7. deltazeta_mary said :

    I can’t stand watching her but I love her cookbooks. Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals. Her recipes are really easy to follow and very delicious.

  8. heatherraemccoy said :

    Try this if you like asian inspired noodle bowls! This is cheap and easy! I usually do a peanut/satay sauce, but you could use any sauce you prefer.
    First, get some water boiling in a saucepan for some ramen noodles. I like to use chicken, so I cube it up into about 1-2 inch pieces and saute it in a skillet with a little canola or veg oil. Cook over medium until it starts to get golden. remove chicken from the pan and add about 1/3 cup each of creamy peanut butter and soy sauce, and a can of coconut milk, whisk together until smooth and add the chicken back in. Turn down to low heat and simmer for a few minutes until the satay sauce gets thick. In the mean time drop in your ramen noodles and some peas and carrots (a few handfulls if you like them) and boil until just done (not very long- ramen cooks fast!) Drain and serve into bowls, top with the chicken and satay sauce, and garnish with some sliced green onions. If you like things spicy you can add some crushed red pepper flake to the oil, or even use chili oil to fry the chicken in. Good luck!

  9. CleverGal said :

    Poppyseed Chicken

    3 to 4 Chicken Breasts
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 cup sour cream
    2 Tbs lemon juice
    ½ box or 1 roll Ritz Crackers
    1 Tbs poppy seeds
    ½ stick melted butter

    Boil chicken breasts and cut into bite sized pieces. Put into a baking dish. Cover with a mixture of soup, sour cream, lemon juice. Crush the Ritz Crackers. Add the poppy seeds to the crackers and spread over the casserole. Drizzle the melted butter over the mixture. Bake at 325 degrees until brown and bubbly.

    Can be assembled the day before and then bake before serving.

  10. me said :

    i’m a big fan of quick meals. I’m not going to give you just 1 recipe. I watch the tv food channel a lot, and Rachael Ray is excellent on 30 minute meals. Here is a link with a lot of her recipes. Hope you enjoy…

  11. lildarlinkristisue said :

    Homemade mac n cheese with chicken is good, cheap, quick & easy.

    4 pieces of chicken either baked then deboned & cut up or cut up then fried.
    1 pkg cooked macaroni
    1-2 cups grated cheese (depends on ur personal preference.

    Take a casarole dish (Large rectagular) & put about a 1/4″ of milk on the bottom. Then alternate layers starting w/ macaroni, cheese then chicken repeat until dish is full. On top sprinkle salt & pepper to taste and I like to add a dash of paprika. Put in the oven at 325 for aprx 45 mins.

    Its a great dish to prepare ahead of time so all you gotta do is throw it in the oven when you get home.

    My hubby and I had to work a lot when we first started out. on my weekends I used to just cook the meat and freeze it, defrost the day before i planned to use it, so when I got home all I had to do was heat up the meat (steak, chicken, pork) then add veggies and a side, dinner in 30 mins or less.

    Another good easy dinner is taking 1/2″ thick steaks and put shake & bake mix on a plate press the meat onto the shake & bake (both sides) then fry it up, make mashed taters and kernal corn, buy country gravy mix ( next to Lawrys seasoning at the grocery store just add milk or water) pour over top the steak and taters and u got a homemade chicken fried steak dinner. It s pretty easy and quick.

    A healthier quick dinner would be most fish fried, fresh squeezed lemon & pepper to taste, is good on almost any fish, a veggie side, and a cold cucumber and tomato salad with balsamic vinigrette (a salad dressing).

    you can eat a lot of the same meat just find new ways to flavor it. Or try ethnic dishes.

    Fajitas are good and surprisingly easy.

    Cut up steak or pork in strips, 1 can of diced green chilies, 1 orange bell pepper cut in strips, 1 med onion minced or diced, fry in skillet.
    lipton/Knorr makes a tasty chipotle rice that cooks in 8 mins just add water and 1 Tbsp of oil cook in saucepan, then heat up tortillas on stove top directly on burner, be careful it only takes 15 secs or so on ea side & use tongs to save ur fingertips.
    take the tortillas put rice in first then some of the meat mixture repeat to all tortillas and u got an easy mexican style dinner.

    I have plenty more recipes like that if ur interested u can email me thro yahoo answers just click on my name and the info should come up if ur interested in more.

  12. jedi_1228 said :

    You need two things: a wok and a slow cooker.

    A wok so you could stir fry stuff. Generic stir-fry recipe:

    Cut veggies and meat in bite size pieces.
    Heat wok. Add 3-4 tbs. of oil per pound of meat.
    Cook meat first (3 to 5 minutes, depends on the meat).
    Add sauce (buy from supermarket). Quick sauce is oyster sauce, water and cornstarch.
    Add vegetables.
    Stir fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
    Enjoy !

    For the slow cooker, do this either overnight or before breakfast.
    Throw together tougher cuts of meat (beef is best).
    Cube carrots, potatoes, celery, etc. Include in slow cooker.
    Cover with water, spices, etc.
    Cook for six to eight hours (leave overnight or during the day).
    Great for soups, chili, stews, etc.

    Hope this helps!

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