Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Recipe Magic from Real Simple

As much as we love to cook at the Affordable Foodie, it can be really hard to decide what to make for dinner night after night. It's especially challenging during the week when time is limited. We often need an easy recipe that we can throw together quickly when we get home from work, happy hour or the gym. Ideally, whatever we cook will satisfy our current cravings and incorporate basic ingredients we already have on hand.

Thanks to our friend, Shana, we just discovered Dinner in 15 Minutes Flat from Real Simple, and we're already obsessed! With three clicks of the mouse, the Web site pulls up a customized list of recipes from Real Simple's collection based on your favorite ingredients and cooking style. The best part is all of the recipes are budget-friendly and take 15 minutes or less to make.

We could spend hours playing around with the different categories like Cheese and Breakfast for Dinner, Vegetables and Surprise Me or Pasta and 5 Ingredients or Less. Have fun and let us know what 15-minute Real Simple recipe you're dying to try!


  1. This is why I'm obsessed with Real Simple. After using the super-tool, I think I'll make ham and cheese quesadillas tonight. I'll let you know how they turn out.

  2. I have yet to use it, but I think it's an amazing tool for somebody with limited (to no) time to cook, like me. I am so excited you decided to write about it :)

    And, I am really interested in seeing what others think about the recipes. Real Simple is the best!