Dinners That Won't Disappoint You or Your Budget

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Dinners That Won't Disappoint You or Your Budget

Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a summery salsa to top cumin-rubbed chicken and polenta in a dish that’s special enough for weeknight entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a spinach salad and a crisp glass of rosé.

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Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Braised Vegetables

The pulp and rind of Moroccan preserved lemons is all you need to lift a pedestrian roast chicken into the realm of the exotic!

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Crispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Sauce for Two

These baked chicken drumsticks are all about the contrast of crispy crunch on the outside and succulent, juicy chicken on the inside. Serve with sweet potato fries and spinach salad.

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Pecan-Custed Turkey Tenderloin with Grilled Peach Salsa

Here we top pecan-crusted turkey cutlets with a mildly spicy grilled peach salsa. It’s better to prepare your own turkey cutlets from a whole tenderloin than buy them precut. You can also use 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts in place of the turkey tenderloin.

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Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

Sliced Brussels sprouts and mushrooms cook quickly and cling to the pasta in our fall version of pasta primavera. Look for presliced mushrooms to cut prep time. Serve with a tossed salad.

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Almond-Crusted Pork with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Sliced almonds add a delectable, almost-like-fried-chicken crunch to the breading for these tender pieces of pork. We slice the pork thinly to keep the cooking time quick. The resulting pork “fingers” are great dipped in this surprisingly simple, delicious honey, soy and mustard sauce.

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Cheddar-Stuffed Mini Meatloves with Chipotle Glaze

Individual meatloaves not only take the guesswork out of portion size, they cook quicker than a large loaf. Look for ground chipotle in the spice section of the market—it gives the glaze a hit of smoke and spice. Serve with roasted broccoli and brown rice tossed with cilantro.

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Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red Pepper Sauce

Jazz up simply grilled salmon and summer vegetables with a zesty sauce based on the classic Spanish romesco. Made with roasted red peppers, tomatoes and almonds, this sauce is a great match for any seafood, poultry or vegetables.

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Baked Rice with Roasted Corn, Peppers & Onions

This filling rice casserole, loosely based on paella, features seared corn, roasted peppers, garlic and red onions. If you like, include diced zucchini or chopped green beans as well. A flavorful roasted garlic mayonnaise makes a luxurious topping.

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Turkey Tnederloin with Cranberry-Shallot Sauce

Turkey and cranberry sauce is delicious any time of year. To help keep this recipe fast, sear the tenderloins and get them in the oven first, then prep the shallots, thyme and cranberries and make your sauce. If you like sweeter cranberry sauce, you may want to add another tablespoon of brown sugar.

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We all know how important a nutritious diet is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yet, sometimes it feels as though eating well requires emptying our entire bank account. Fresh produce, fruit and lean meat seem to cost a fortune compared to the box of mac and cheese three supermarket aisles down. That's why we've come up with this list of delicious and health conscious recipes for you to enjoy as a satsifying dinner without feeling as if you have to work overtime at the office the next day.

Our list of dinners range from pecan crusted turkey tenderloin accompanied with grilled peach salsa to baked rice with roasted corn peppers and onions for the vegetarian crowd. No matter your diet preference or budget, there's a recipe here for you to take dinner to a whole new inexpensive extreme.

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