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03/01/2015 08:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.

1. Thai Shrimp Curry

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Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot green chilies and fresh herbs. With just a few essentials in your pantry, you're never more than 25 minutes away from this delicious meal, alive with the vibrant flavors of Thailand. GET THE RECIPE

2. Cashew Chicken

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You'll toss that greasy Chinese food menu away after tasting this tender stir-fried chicken with roasted cashews in an authentic brown garlic sauce. GET THE RECIPE

3. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo Sauce

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Classic Buffalo wings are fried and messy to make at home, but grilled wings are no fuss, no muss and finger lickin' good! GET THE RECIPE

4. Easy Chicken Curry

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Thinly sliced chicken breasts are simmered in an aromatic, slightly sweet curry sauce thickened with yogurt. Have this family-friendly Indian dish on your table in 30 minutes -- or in the time it takes to make some basmati rice. GET THE RECIPE

5. Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimped

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In this easy recipe, large shrimp are sautéed with garlic and onions and then simmered in a traditional Vietnamese caramel sauce made from fish sauce, brown sugar, scallions and cilantro. Every time I make it, my family literally scrapes the pan clean. GET THE RECIPE

6. Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

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This is my take on Pollo a la Brasa, the delicious spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The chicken is marinated in olive oil, lime juice, garlic and spices, and then oven-roasted until tender, juicy and crisp-skinned. The green sauce, which gets it's color from cilantro and jalapeño peppers, is downright addictive. GET THE RECIPE