A compendium of the easiest, quickest, most delicious recipes we could find.

Roast Chickens - Fine Cooking

The One Meal Fits All Way To Entertain

Time crunched but wanting to entertain, here’s the creative way one woman takes care of business.

Roast Chickens - Fine Cooking


SAVE TIME & ENERGY | If in-home entertaining is something you’d like to do more of but you don’t have the extra time or energy to put into an elaborate production, consider adopting the game plan Janie Collier uses to host twice-monthly Saturday night suppers.

Collier has developed one wonderful meal that she can serve to carnivores, vegetarians and vegans—and she  repeats it—with slight variations and tweaks—in perpetuity. “If I had to come up with a new menu and source new ingredients every time I wanted to have people over, I just wouldn’t get around to it much.”

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Graham Cracker Caramel Nut Cookies - Doris Cheung

Meet The #1 Cookie For Cookie Exchange

Made in minutes, these graham cracker caramel nut cookies are ridiculously delicious. Share them with friends and they’ll want the recipe—guaranteed!

Graham Cracker Caramel Nut Cookies - Doris Cheung


SLAM DUNK | The next time you are asked to bring cookies to a book club, meet-up or exchange, try making the ones pictured here. After their taste, which is amazing, the fabulous thing about these caramel-covered slabs is their pan-generational appeal: sophisticated enough to seduce discriminating adults and gooey-good enough to reel in the children.

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Katy Perry party

Make Two Top Appies In Under 10 Minutes

It’s party season, people, and you know what that means: You’re going to need appies. Here are two dead simple ones that’ll please even your zaniest guests.

Katy Perry party


EASY & AWESOME | Unless you have serious Hollywood connections, it’s unlikely that Katy Perry and her best “gurlfriend” Markus Molinari, pictured here in the cockeyed hat, will be partying at your house this coming holiday season. But hey, if you’re like me, that’s probably the least of your worries. You’re more likely thinking, “I’ve got people coming over for a holiday thing, and what can I serve them that’s thoughtful, tastes great and makes up really easy?” Time to dip into the Frugalbits vault for two of our all-time favourite appetizers that can be made in less than 10 minutes. Read more

Dorie Greenspan's French Apple Cake

Dorie Greenspan’s Apple Cake Is Easy

Taking over from Julia Child, Dorie Greenspan offers contemporary French cooking for those with more taste than time.

Dorie Greenspan's French Apple Cake


EASY & DELISH | In a world awash in cookbooks filled with pretty pictures and recipes that come up flat, Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, published last fall, reads and eats like a classic—a book that will do for contemporary French cooking what Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking did for Cordon Bleu. Read more

Tuna & Hummus Sandwiches - Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?

Ina Garten Reinvents The Tuna Sandwich

Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten takes a humdrum tuna sandwich and transforms it into something exotic in a matter of minutes.

Tuna & Hummus Sandwiches - Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?EASY DOES IT | Celebrity chef and Food Network cooking show host Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That? has been flying off the shelves since it first hit bookstores last October, and it’s easy to see why. Garten understands that few among us have the time or energy to prepare elaborate, complicated meals for our family and friends. She also knows that despite these impediments, we do want to have delicious, interesting things to eat, and to entertain too, if it isn’t going to derail us. Read more