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7 Foolproof Family Dinners for Your Recipe Rolodex

If dinnertime is getting a little ho-hum and you find yourself making the same five meals over and over again, it's time to spice up your repertoire. From Sausage Lasagna to Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders, these tested and perfected recipes will have your family excited for supper again.
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If dinnertime is getting a little ho-hum and you find yourself making the same five meals over and over again, it's time to spice up your repertoire. From Sausage Lasagna to Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders, these tested and perfected recipes will have your family excited for supper again.

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If you've been searching for a "keeper" lasagna recipe, look no further. Made with a quick sausage bolognese loaded with veggies, this lasagna is a flavorful crowd-pleaser. GET THE RECIPE

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In the Philippines, "adobo" refers to the process of simmering meat in a tangy vinegar and soy based sauce flavored with garlic, bay leaves and black pepper. This version is made with coconut milk, which tames the vinegar and adds body to the sauce. GET THE RECIPE

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New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp has actually very little to do with barbecue -- the dish refers to sautéed shrimp in a Worcestershire-spiked butter sauce. Kids and grown-ups alike love this one! GET THE RECIPE

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This meatloaf is like one big giant meatball, only it has a lot more flavor and is a lot less work. Leftovers are even better the next day, sliced and topped with melted cheese in a warm sandwich. GET THE RECIPE

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Boldly flavored, these Thai-style lettuce cups will touch all your taste sensations. The best part? They're a cinch to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for a dinner that will disappear quickly! GET THE RECIPE

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In this gourmet twist on chicken tenders, tenderloins are breaded in a mixture of pecans and panko, then pan-fried until crispy and golden and served with a creamy whole grain honey mustard sauce. Since the pecans are finely chopped, even kids who think they don't like nuts will try them, ask for seconds, and even sneak thirds when you're not looking! GET THE RECIPE