Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- or less.
Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole family loves: what one child happily eats, the other one is "not in the mood for." But every once in a while, I come upon a winner, like this delicious pasta dish adapted from Lidia's Italian Table by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole family eats it up, broccoli and all. GET THE RECIPE
New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp as actually very little to do with barbecue: the dish refers to sautￃﾩed shrimp in a Worcestershire-spike butter sauce. If you keep shrimp in your freezer, it's one of those dishes you can throw together at a moment's notice. GET THE RECIPE
Inspired by one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, this dish is family-friendly, and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then quickly broiled with a sweet and tangy honey glaze. GET THE RECIPE
4. Mirin Glazed Salmon
Adapted from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson -- one of my favorite cookbooks -- this is a remarkably easy and elegant dish. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE
My kids love these chicken tacos. They're a healthier spin on traditional beef tacos -- and they're just as good, if not better. GET THE RECIPE