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19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

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3. A skillet peach crisp ready in under an hour.

Cobblers and crisps are such easy, great dessert options. This one also happens to be gluten-free, but you can sub all-purpose flour if you can eat gluten.

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6. A foolproof chicken breast recipe.

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These baked chicken breasts have now been tried and adopted by most of our team. The secret is in the brining: Just put the breasts in a saltwater bowl for 15 minutes while your oven is warming up. Rinse them, coat them with olive oil and spices, bake them, and you'll get some super tender and juicy chicken breasts. I usually only bake two at a time and add some veggies on the roasting tray for a full meal.

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8. A lemon pie recipe that's so good and easy you'll want to make it every week.

I'm legit obsessed with this pie. The crust is made out of just saltine crackers and butter and gives the pie an unexpected but delicious salty kick. The lemon curd is basically lemon juice mixed with sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks — no need to preheat it in a pan before it hits the oven. Top it all with whipped cream and you've got yourself the perfect pie.

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16. A straightforward but delicious chocolate cake recipe.

I've already made this cake a few times. It only takes about 45 minutes to make and bake and the result is really good. (And if you're actually not feeling lazy, you can also use this recipe for a layer cake.)

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18. A brilliant way to make a simple cake look fancier than it is.

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This simple blueberry cake was shattered then filled with yogurt for serving. Super smart, yummy, and pretty!

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19. And a one-pan sausage and veggies recipe that only requires 10 minutes of prep.

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Ten minutes of prep, 30 minutes of cooking: The perfect option for a busy weeknight.

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