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Dine & Dash: 10 Speedy Dinners For Busy Families

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When everyone in the family is running in different directions, it's nice to have a few speedy dinner recipes in your back pocket. From pasta to tacos, these family-friendly meals will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in no time!

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Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole family loves: what one child happily eats, the other one is "not in the mood for." But this 25-minute pasta dish, adapted from Lidia's Italian Table by Lidia Bastianich, is loved by all. GET THE RECIPE

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Inspired by one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, this dish is family-friendly and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then quickly broiled with a sweet and tangy honey glaze. GET THE RECIPE

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Cauliflower "rice" is a foodie trend that's worthy of the hype. In this easy recipe, grated cauliflower is sautéed with aromatics, vegetables, soy sauce, and eggs. It really does taste just like Chinese-style fried rice. GET THE RECIPE

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Adapted from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson -- one of my favorite cookbooks -- this is a remarkably easy and elegant dish. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

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New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp as actually very little to do with barbecue: the dish refers to sautéed shrimp in a Worcestershire-spike butter sauce. If you keep shrimp in your freezer, it's one of those dishes you can throw together at a moment's notice. GET THE RECIPE

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You'll toss that greasy Chinese take-out menu away after tasting this stir-fried chicken with roasted cashews in an authentic brown garlic sauce. GET THE RECIPE

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Here, jumbo shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot green chilies and fresh herbs. With just a few essentials in your pantry, you're never more than 25 minutes away from this delicious meal, alive with the vibrant flavors of Thailand. GET THE RECIPE

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You can have this family-friendly Indian dish on your table in 30 minutes -- or in the time it takes to make some basmati rice. GET THE RECIPE

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If you want to get your kids to love fish, try these tilapia fillets lightly coated with panko and pan-fried to crispy perfection. Frozen fish sticks don't even come close! GET THE RECIPE

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My kids love these chicken tacos. They're a healthier spin on traditional beef tacos -- and they're just as good, if not better. GET THE RECIPE