Deceptively Easy Gourmet Dinners
Serve a dinner dish that only looks complicated. Our favorites are ready to serve in 45 minutes or less and have helpful how-to videos on the side.
Orange-Ginger Glazed Cornish Hens
Roasting at a high temperature and using small Cornish hens means that these orange-ginger glazed beauties are done after only 25 minutes in the oven. Line your pan with foil for easy cleanup.
Fresh Herb-Coated Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Mushroom Gravy
A lean cut of beef and cornstarch-thickened gravy keep this dinner deliciously low in calories.
Kung Pao Chicken
Homemade Chinese food is a tasty and delicious way to save money in your food budget. This classic kung pao chicken is ready in just 30 minutes.
Caribbean Grilled Scallop Salad
Add grilled sea scallops to a bed of Boston lettuce and fresh fruit and toss with a zesty homemade dressing for a dinner salad that's ready in about 15 minutes.
Herbes de Provence-Crusted Lamb Chops
The savory coating of Dijon mustard and dried herbs also tastes great on chicken thighs or beef fillets. Herbes de Provence is a combination of several dried herbs--including lavender, thyme, rosemary, and basil--that evoke flavors from the south of France.
Duck with Olives and Couscous
Inspired by Moroccan tagine, this recipe features duck breasts seared then simmered in a flavorful sauce that's surprisingly complex despite a short cooking time. The result is a casual, sophisticated dinner.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
This lightened version of Chicken Cordon Bleu remains tres délicieuse despite a modest amount of butter. Fix mashed potatoes and a side of green beans while the chicken bakes.