Can't decide what to cook? These quick ideas will help you leverage what you have on hand so you can stop thinking—and start eating.

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Recipes by Lauren Schaefer

Bacon & Greens Pasta

bacon greens pasta
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Start With Pasta

bacon greens pasta ingredient formula
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Cooked pasta
A few slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
Kale, Swiss chard, or other greens, thinly sliced
A couple of garlic cloves, grated

Berry Easy Dessert

berry easy dessert in white bowl
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Start With Yogurt

berry easy dessert ingredients formula
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Plain yogurt
Berries or other fresh fruit
Sugar
Your favorite cookies, crumbled

Broiled Veggie Flatbread

broiled veggie flatbread on plate
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Start With Puff Pastry

broiled veggie flatbread ingredients formula
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A square of puff pastry, baked
+ Mushrooms or your favorite vegetables, sautéed
Gruyère or other melty cheese, grated
+ Fresh thyme or other herbs