Sweet and savory: 10 quick & tasty recipes for busy days

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When you’re short on time but craving something delicious, these recipes are here to save the day. These quick and easy dishes are perfect for busy days when you still want to whip up a tasty meal, a sweet dessert or even a snack.

A casserole dish with meatballs and pasta.
Meatball Pasta Bake. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Apple Cream Scones

A slice of an Apple Scones on a white plate and a cup of tea.
Apple Cream Scones. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Enjoy buttery Irish Apple Cream Scones for a quick treat. Delight in tender scones with a touch of apple sweetness, perfect for a busy morning or an afternoon snack. You will love the easy pat in the pan batter.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cream Scones

Easy Homemade Biscuits

Two baked biscuits on a white and gold towel.
Easy Homemade Biscuits. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

In the hustle and bustle of busy days, we look forward to comfort food like these warm, flaky biscuits that can be made and baked in 30 minutes. These easy homemade biscuits are a simple delight—ideal for a fast breakfast or a comforting dinner side.
Get the Recipe: Easy Homemade Biscuits

Meatball & Pasta Bake

A casserole dish with meatballs and pasta.
Meatball & Pasta Bake. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Simplify dinner with this savory favorite Meatball & Pasta Bake with one pan, effortless prep. Revel in a hearty casserole with meatballs, pasta, and rich flavors, ready to satisfy without stress.
Get the Recipe: Meatball & Pasta Bake

Apple Cranberry Galette

Apple cranberry galette on a wood board with a cup of tea.
Apple Cranberry Galette. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Bake our fall favorite sweet Apple Cranberry Galette. A buttery crust embraces fresh apples and tart cranberries. This easy, free-form pie delivers a taste without the fuss of using a pie plate.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cranberry Galette

Smothered Pork Chops

Pork chop topped with onion gravy on a white plate.
Smothered Pork Chops. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Get ready to dig into some seriously delicious Crock Pot Pork Chops and Gravy! We’re talking about tender pork swimming in a savory creamy mushroom and onion gravy. Seriously, this is the ultimate busy day hack because it practically cooks itself in the crock pot all day long.
Get the Recipe: Smothered Pork Chops

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and butter pickles in brine in a white dish.
Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Enjoy nostalgic small-batch Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles. The perfect blend of sweet and tangy, with a satisfying crunch. These quick pickles bring a beloved flavor to your snacks and sandwiches. These pickles are so easy to make with an easy brine.
Get the Recipe: Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Pie Crust Tarts

Jelly filled pie crust cookies.
Pie Crust Tarts. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Transform pie dough into Pie Crust Cookies. Golden, crispy, and effortlessly made. A clever use of leftover dough, these treats bring joy with simplicity and a touch of jam. The may be the fastest and easiest sweet treat to make.
Get the Recipe: Pie Crust Tarts

Sausage Egg Hashbrown Casserole

A hashbrown casserole in a white baking dish.
Sausage Egg Hashbrown Casserole. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Embrace a hearty breakfast with the savory Easy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole. This is a perfect casserole to make and reheat a slice throughout the week for a quick breakfast throughout the week, or make for a hearty brunch.
Get the Recipe: Sausage Egg Hashbrown Casserole

Easy Scrambled Eggs

A white plate with scrambled eggs and toast.
Easy Scrambled Eggs. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Master the Best Scrambled Eggs, a quick-to-make breakfast delight. With just a few ingredients – butter, milk, salt, pepper, and eggs – you can create a simple yet incredibly satisfying morning meal that demands minimal effort.
Get the Recipe: Easy Scrambled Eggs

Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown and hamburger casserole in white pan.
Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Conquer evenings with the Cheesy Hashbrown Hamburger Casserole. Creamy, budget-friendly comfort in a pan. A satisfying meal with flavors that please even on the busiest days.
Get the Recipe: Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole

Homemade Cheddar Cheese Crackers

A stack of homemade cheddar cheese crackers.
Homemade Cheddar Cheese Crackers. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Elevate snacking with these deliciously savory Homemade Cheddar Cheese Crackers. Six ingredients for cheesy, crunchy satisfaction. These crackers complement your cravings and cheese platters with ease.
Get the Recipe: Homemade Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Orange Cranberry Sauce

A bowl of cranberry sauce with oranges and cinnamon.
Orange Cranberry Sauce. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Elevate flavors with Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce—four ingredients for sweet-tart perfection. This easy-to-make sauce pair perfectly with pork, chicken and turkey for a simple side dish.
Get the Recipe: Orange Cranberry Sauce

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Squares of peanut butter brownies.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Indulge in Peanut Butter Cup Brownies—a quick, affordable delight. Boxed mix and peanut butter cups unite for a rich, easy-to-make treat. A balance of flavors that’s hard to resist.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts

Puff pastry fruit tarts with apples and blueberries on a white board.
Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Relish flaky Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts topped with vibrant fruits. These treats balance buttery layers of store-bought puff pastry sheets with the sweetness of your favorite fruits baked into these upside-down tarts. These tarts are ridiculously easy to make.
Get the Recipe: Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Red velvet bundt cake with cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet Bundt Cake. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Experience homemade Red Velvet Bundt Cake with cream cheese frosting. Rich flavor and tender crumb create an eye-catching delight that takes minutes to mix up. Pour into your favorite bundt pan for a sweet bit if yumminess.
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Vanilla Skillet Cake

A slice of cake with powdered sugar on a plate.
Vanilla Skillet Cake. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Enjoy Easy Vanilla Cake In A Skillet—simple ingredients, delightful outcome. A golden brown crust meets a tender vanilla bean-flavored cake. Serve this cake right from the skillet for an easy-to-make dessert, even in the middle of the week.
Get the Recipe: Vanilla Skillet Cake

Overnight Raised Waffles

A stack of waffles with fruit and pouring syrup.
Raised Waffles. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Try these Overnight Raised Waffles made with yeast that cooks up light and crisp outside with a creamy inside. Make the batter the night before and set it in the fridge to rise; in the morning, heat up the griddle and cook these fabulous waffles. Who knew waffle making could be this easy?
Get the Recipe: Overnight Raised Waffles

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