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The Lazy Cook's Guide to Fast Weeknight Dinners


You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time with our fave time-saving  tips and tricks!

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1) Thaw Meat Faster in the Microwave

Forget to thaw your meat in the fridge for dinner? No worries. Use your microwave's defrost setting to safely and quickly thaw meat straight from the freezer. Some models let you input the total weight so it can calculate a more precise defrost time. If not, start in small increments of 3-4 minutes, keeping an eye on the meat to make sure it doesn't start cooking on the outside. Again, this method is best for cooking smaller portions of meat, and be sure to cook it right away once thawed. 

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VIDEO: Chicken Quesadillas

These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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