Contributed by: NAPSA
Delicious Short Cuts For Easy Family Meals (NAPSA) - Family dinners sometimes seem like a thing of the past. With busy schedules that often include balancing careers, school activities and household chores, there is little time left to sit down and enjoy a relaxed family dinner.
As a result, many smart cooks are resourcefully applying "speed scratch" methods - using packaged prepared foods as an ingredient to reduce meal preparation time - and then adding a personal touch to make it a unique dish.
Following are a few tips for using packaged prepared foods to create delicious meals with a personal touch.
When there's time to follow a recipe, look for those that use packaged prepared foods and few ingredients, such as this simply delicious Easy Linguine with Creamy Tomato Sauce recipe.
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
HEAT oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; season with salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
POUR sauce into same skillet; cook until heated through (do not boil). Add chicken and half-and-half; stir well. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.
TOSS with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
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