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Simple and Delicious August/September 2018

Simple & Delicious helps busy home cooks get their meals on the fast track—and save both time and money—with easy dishes that fix up quick.acked with 150+ recipes and tips in every issue, you'll enjoy tons of easy, irresistable dishes and fast-to-fix meal ideas...a full color photo of every finished recipe...and so much more!

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take it easy

Summer seems to breeze by faster each year. But no matter how sad it may feel to pack away picnic baskets and close up grills for the season, there’s something so exciting about the first days of fall. Maybe it’s because we get to reap the rewards of our backyard gardens or farmers market bounty to use in meals like the Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet on page 24. It’s also prime time for slow cookers—try the sides on page 60 and make crisp autumn days feel toasty. Busy season is back, too. We’ve filled these pages with kind-to-the-cook recipes perfect for bustling days, so you can truly savor every meal—and every lovely moment fall brings.…

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laura bednarski, food stylist

We’re in a back-to-school frenzy getting two kids off to college. I always make their most-loved meals before they go. After we help them move in, I have time to indulge in some of my favorite activities: The first thing I do after school starts is send my kids care packages filled with their go-to food items, a gift card and a homemade treat. This year I’m baking up the delicious Caramel Apple Muffins on page 52 to give them a little taste of home—if I don’t eat them all first! I love to join friends at outdoor concerts, where we enjoy good food and wine. We set a fancy table complete with candles, and we each bring a dish to share. It’s a wonderful time to try new recipes, so for…

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supper heroes

1 Spicy Sausage & Rice Skillet TAKES: 30 min. • MAKES: 6 servings The spicy sausage in this quick skillet dish gives it a kick, and the sliced apples are a pleasant, tart surprise. —Jamie Jones, Madison, GA 1 pkg. (12 oz.) fully cooked spicy chicken sausage links, halved and sliced 2 medium yellow summer squash, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium tart apple, sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 pkg. (8.8 oz.) ready-to-serve brown rice 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 to 1/2 cup water 1. In a nonstick skillet, brown sausage on both sides. Remove from skillet. 2. In the same skillet, saute squash, zucchini, pepper, onion, apple, garlic and salt in…

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on the side

Vanilla Yogurt Ambrosia 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained • 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained • 1 1/2 cups green grapes • 1 cup miniature marshmallows • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted • In a serving bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, grapes, marshmallows and coconut. Fold in the yogurt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in pecans. Serves 6. —Sherry Hulsman, Elkton, FL Fruit & Spinach Salad 2 cups fresh baby spinach • 1 snack-size cup (4 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained • 1/3 cup seedless red grapes, halved • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted • 1 green onion, chopped • 1/4 cup oil and vinegar salad dressing •…

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bread on the quick

Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread PREP: 15 min. • BAKE: 45 min. + cooling MAKES: 1 loaf (12 slices) With three active sons, I’m always busy, so this simple quick bread is a favorite. I like to cover loaves with colored plastic wrap to give as gifts. —Sharon Walker, Huntington Station, NY 1/4 cup butter, softened 11/3 cups sugar, divided 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon 1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, 1 cup sugar and egg until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. 2. Pour a third of the batter into a greased 8x4-in. loaf…

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some assembly required

California Roll in a Jar PREP: 20 min. • COOK: 15 min. + standing MAKES: 4 servings You can prep this healthy layered version of the popular sushi flavor on Sunday and enjoy during the week. —James Schend, Taste of Home Editor, Food/Experiential/Video 1 cup sushi rice 1 cup water 1/2 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 Tbsp. sugar 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed 1 cup lump crabmeat, drained 1 cup chopped cucumber 2 nori sheets, thinly sliced Pickled ginger, soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds, optional 1. Wash rice in a colander until water runs clear. Combine rice, 1 cup water and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover. Simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes.…