The simplest dishes can have fantastic flavors. Each of the recipes in the right column—such as dark-chocolate bark with nuts and dried cherries, and Sicilian-style swordfish—uses just five or fewer ingredients, not including pantry staples like salt, pepper and oil. The recipes below are all easy, delicious and fast.

October 17, 2011


Easy Weekday Dishes

30-Minute Recipes

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