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5 Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

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seared salmon

If you’re looking to spice up your weeknight dinner repertoire, give these easy recipes a try. Your family will thank you!


Pan Seared Salmon with Soy Mustard Glaze



The glaze is the star of this easy and elegant salmon dish. It’s tangy and sweet like any good Asian-style glaze, but the addition of whole grain mustard takes it over the top. The little mustard seeds “pop” in your mouth, releasing bits of intense, sharp mustard flavor when you bite into them. GET THE RECIPE

Chicken Tacos



Start a Taco Tuesdays tradition and kick it off with these family-friendly Chicken Tacos. They’re a healthier spin on traditional beef tacos and just as good, if not better. GET THE RECIPE


Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs


You’ll be glad to have this easy recipe in your repertoire. The meatballs are baked, not fried, and you might be surprised to see what’s in them. GET THE RECIPE

Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp


In this recipe, adapted from The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swiftjumbo shrimp are soaked in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. The recipe appeals to kids and adults alike — in fact, the headnote in the book reads: “If there is one recipe in this book that is guaranteed to have your family moaning with gratitude, this is it. GET THE RECIPE


Chicken Curry


Even kids who are not adventurous eaters love this dish of sautéed chicken breasts simmered in an aromatic and slightly sweet curry sauce. The best part is that you can have it on the table in 30 minutes, and the cooking method ensures that the chicken comes out reliably tender every time. GET THE RECIPE


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