Easy Dinner Recipes: Asian Shrimp in Minutes

I get seriously tired of eating meat all of the time, but are there easy dinner recipes that my kids will actually touch that involve something a little different? Enter into my kitchen SHRIMP. It cooks in minutes, the kids actually enjoy it and it makes me feel like we've gotten out of a rut. The longest part of this recipe is waiting for the water to boil. And yes, I do serve it over TopRamen noodles which the whole family devours for pennies. And of course you know I found it on Tastebook... if you haven't checked them out yet click on their logo below.

Asian Shrimp

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 3 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 12 ounces trimmed snow peas
  • 4 small ripe tomatoes, diced


  1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 1/2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water. Add shrimp, green onion, soy sauce and salt. Boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water; stir into shrimp mixture. Cook until sauce is thick, then add tomatoes and snow peas. Serve hot.


Easy Dinner Recipes: Creamy Kielbasa Bake

Kielbasa sausage is one of those staple items we keep in the pantry because it makes an easy dinner recipe. We've been making a version of this creamy bake for years now, although our version consists of kielbasa, an onion, chopped potatoes and a sweet potato in the over for 350 for an hour. It is fun to change it up from time to time so I found this on TasteBook and we tried it tonight - my daughter and I cleaned the baking dish! Creamy, yummy, sausage-y goodness! For more recipe ideas be sure to check out Tastebook here.


  • 16 oz of Kielbasa sausage
  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 1 family size can of cream of chicken
  • 1 can hot water
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
Dice potatoes and put them in large baking dish. Slice kielbasa sausage into rounds and mix them into the potatoes. Pour cream of chicken into a large mixing bowl with hot water, salt, and pepper. Stir with a wisk until cream of chicken is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and sausage. Place into oven at 425 degrees F and cook for about 45 minutes to one hour, or until potatoes are tender.
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Easy Dinner Recipes: Slow Cooker Ribs

I made these yesterday for my birthday and they were absolutely delicious, but they fell right off the bone before I could even get them out of the pot. That's not necessarily a bad thing of course. The kids didn't like the heat from the chili so I'll eliminate it next time but I thought the spice was just right. The only downfall was the browning in the oven prior to cooking. I don't think it made any difference at all and will be skipping that step next time. Of course I got this recipe from TasteBook and have it in my holiday cookbook for gifts already. Start your personal cookbook today and you'll be ready to rock this Christmas!


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan. Brown
    in oven 15 minutes. Turn over, and brown another 15 minutes; drain fat.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar,
    vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
    Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat.
  4. Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.


Easy Dinner Recipes: Sweet Crock Pot Chuck Roast

Easy dinner recipes are made much easier using a crock pot, but sometimes the recipes involve browning and chopping and all sorts of other instructions that at 7am aren't fun.  This one is a dump and go.  I just serve it up with some rice and a salad and dinner's done!  I found this on on TasteBook of course.

Sweet Crock Pot Chuck Roast

  • 1 large beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 bottle teriyaki sauce
  • Water
In crock pot add chuck roast, brown sugar and teriyaki sauce. Cover roast with water and cook all day on high heat setting.

Seriously - that's it.

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Easy Dinner Recipes: Butter Chicken

Making easy dinner recipes very often does include some sort of chicken dish, sigh.  I know it's boring but this chicken is so tasty that my family actually requests is - not something that usually happens in my household.  We serve it with some rice pilaf (o.k. it's boxed Rice-a-Roni but did I not mention I'm a busy person?) and some veggies and call it a day.  I found this at TasteBook and it's included in my personal cookbook that I share with family and friends.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and tarragon; drizzle with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Place an oven proof skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat and melt the butter. Place the chicken in the dish, turning to coat both sides.
  4. Cover the chicken with a sheet of parchment paper, and then cover with a lid.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
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