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Easy Dinner Tricks for Celebrating Special Occasions at Home

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It's hard enough to be separated from your extended family and friends, let alone have to celebrate special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and family holidays without them. But that doesn't mean you can't treat yourself! With just a few easy tricks, you can take a home-cooked dinner from average to memorable.

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Make a Roast in Your Instant Pot

Because they take so long to cook, we usually relegate roasts to weekends, but using an instant pot means that dinner can be done in a fraction of the time. If your birthday falls on a weekday this year, and you're stuck at home, treat yourself to a favorite roast dinner without having to spend hours in the kitchen.

Looking for more instant pot ideas? Check out 75 Reasons We're Obsessed With Instant Pot.


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VIDEO: Chicken Quesadillas

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

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

METHOD:

  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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