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Easy Recipes by a Lazy Cook: Peggy's recipe articles

Updated on September 15, 2014

Easy Recipes by a Lazy Cook

I'm not a gourmet cook unless opening two cans of different kinds of beans for my chili is considered being gourmet. But, if you want some easy, quick recipes, then you've come to the right place!

These easy recipes range from quick breakfast foods to easy lunches to fast dinner ideas. There's even some recipes for delicious drinks and easy desserts to top off a quick and easy meal.

Oh, and the recipe for these easy ice cream sandwiches is just a scroll away (under Easy Dessert Recipes).

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Breakfast Fast - These healthy recipes ideas can be quicker than going through drive through

Fix breakfast fast and save money by eating at home. Healthy breakfast recipes can save you time too. Fix one of these healthy breakfast ideas instead of spending time in the drive-through line. I rarely dress up like this for breakfast, but you can if you want to.

Life is Good and the Eatin' is Easy

Did You Know

you can rub your hands on a piece of silverware to remove strong smells like fish or garlic?

Me neither, but evidently it works!

You also can wash your hands with salt to remove strong food odors.

Easy Dessert Recipes - Got a Sweet Tooth? Me Too!

We all love a bite of something sweet after a meal, but who wants to spend hours on a fancy dessert for every day? Not me. Try one of these easy desserts the next time you need a sweet treat.

More Quick and Easy Recipes - Cookbooks (and a Movie) to Help You Out in a Pinch

How long do you like to spend preparing and cooking? If you're like me, half hour is about all I can handle unless the meal is a big deal. Here are some cookbooks that will help you find more quick and easy recipes to make each day of the week.

Are you a lazy cook?

Making cupcakes using as few dishes and pans as possible.
Making cupcakes using as few dishes and pans as possible.

Are you a gourmet cook or a lazy cook? I can do gourmet but rarely do. How about you?

Lazy cook? Gourmet? Do tell.

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Kitchen Facts for the Harried Cook - Tips, Menu Ideas, and More

These links are not recipes but offer some great tips and facts that might help you out in the kitchen. And I've listed my articles about some healthy foods like olive oil and coffee. That's right, coffee! It's not just delicious; it's good for you!

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I don't mind cooking - it's the dishes I hate.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the great recipes

    • RetroMom profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you for the recipes.

    • psiloveyou1 profile image


      7 years ago

      LOVE IT!! I read that 47% of household fires start in the kitchen so I told my husband I couldn't cook dinner that night, because I wouldn't want to burn the house down! haha! You have lots of great recipes. Awesome lens.

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      7 years ago

      Terrific lens! I'll be making a lot of these! I'm especially eager to make the Crockpot Swiss Steak and the Easy Potato Soup. My mom made the best potato soup, but I've never been able to make it very well. Maybe now I can! Great work!

    • colleenw1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Awesome lens.... I love trying new recipes... I check the ingredients and how much time is involved... Recently a favorite has been an improvisation on stuffed shells - using sweet potatoes and fried onions as filling... oh so yummy...

    • Mrmillennium771 profile image


      7 years ago

      mmmmm I am hungry now, but too lazy to get up.

    • Frischy profile image


      7 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I don't mind cooking when I have someone to cook for. Just for myself, I am lazy. The only child I have at home now only likes very simple things. I like your recipes!

    • khellogs profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, I'm part time chef though cooking is a part of my life as a mom and as a chef well i must confess that sometimes I am a lazy chef.. lol

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @anonymous: Yes, slow cookers are really great to create a good meal with a lazy attitude and amount of work.

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      7 years ago

      I like to get cooking done quickly because there just isn't enough time in a day, slow cookers sure do solve a lot of problems.

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      WE love baking, wish we were as enthusiastic about cooking, and yes the husband loves using every pot in the house!

    • bames24 lm profile image

      bames24 lm 

      7 years ago

      great lens... I am pretty lazy too... :)

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @myshelle01: And why not!?

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      7 years ago

      Fabulous Recipes,thank you so much. Yes I cheat more with my cooking as I get older

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      7 years ago from McLaughlin

      I love this lens and your recipes--these are ones I think I could do! Thanks so much!

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      7 years ago

      I am also a lazy cook.

      Here is a link to my soup lens;

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am really a Lazy Cook so will definitely check out these Recipes. I am so glad that you tried the Tomato Pie and liked it. We sure do.

    • pheonix76 profile image


      7 years ago from WNY

      Nice lens!! I love cooking and baking, but like to keep it simple. :) Love the lens intro picture you chose.

    • MamaRuth profile image


      7 years ago

      Lots of good ideas here. I love to cook, but still enjoy finding new easy recipes for those lazy days.

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      Wedding Mom 

      7 years ago

      Oh my you have hefty recipes. Thanks so so much for doing this great lens. I would just love to try all of them!

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @gottaloveit2: Thanks, Lori! Will lensroll yours!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Linked you over to my new chocolate dessert recipe lens.

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      7 years ago

      There are lots of recipes here I have to try. Easy recipes, well-recommneded -- you can't beat that!

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      Lots of great ideas here. I like the apple cider vinegar.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Man, I could have used this lens an hour ago! I'm a very lazy cook. Will check it back out tomorrow prior to dinner.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome resource! Great work! :)

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent resources in this squidoo lens, Peggy. Really nicely done.

    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      7 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Thanks for adding my chocolate drizzled apples! rolled to my Tips for New Cooks lens.

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Feel free to borrow it or some form of it.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I wish I'd thought of this title first. My recipes that I've posted on eHow are all pretty simple ones, because I'm a lazy cook too.


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