Back to busy?

Summer vacation is over and that means back to school and busy routines. Take a look at these titles that will help you save time in the kitchen.

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Book cover: Better Homes & Gardens Quick Homemade

Better Homes & Gardens Quick Homemade : Fast, fresh meals in 30 minutes

A collection of Better Homes & Gardens quick-preparation recipes shares time-saving advice and includes such options as Shrimp Pasta Diavolo, Ravioli Skillet Lasagna and Thai Pork Wraps. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Dinner Illustrated

Dinner Illustrated : 175 meals ready in one hour or less.

In a modern and simple approach to weeknight meals, America’s Test Kitchen presents a vast array of recipes, all of which are fully illustrated with a roadmap to producing fresh and flavorful meals in an hour or less, and include nutritional information as well. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: 5 Ingredients

5 Ingredients : Quick and easy food / Jamie Oliver.

Collects recipes from the bestselling cookbook author for preparing everyday meals though combinations of just five ingredients, including such dishes as crab and fennel spaghetti, smoky mushroom frittata, chicken pot pie, and seared scallops. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy 5-Ingredient Cookbook

Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy 5-Ingredient Cookbook : 150 easy and nutritious slow cooker recipes / Hope Comerford.

A collection of slow-cooker recipes that each only use five ingredients aims to help busy families prepare easy, tasty and healthy dinners with minimal effort, such as Southwestern Chili, Honey Balsamic Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: How to Feed Yourself

How To Feed Yourself : 100 fast, cheap, and reliable recipes for cooking when you don’t know what you’re doing.

Offers healthy, simple, and affordable recipes for everyday meals, including such dishes as all-day breakfast tacos, curry chicken salad, beef chili ramen, loaded shrimp nachos, Mediterranean toast, easy fried rice, and bacon-wrapped dates. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: Hungry Girl Simply 6

Hungry Girl Simply 6 : all-natural with 6 ingredients or less / Lisa Lillien.

The best-selling author behind the Hungry Girl healthy eating brand provides super-simple recipes for meals, snacks and desserts that each use six ingredients or less and clock in at under 350 calories. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Just Cook It

Just Cook It! : 145 built-to-be-easy recipes that are totally delicious / Justin Chapple.

Presents quick and easy recipes from the Test Kitchen Editor of Food & Wine, including such dishes as avocado pizza, cassoulet, oven-fried cornflake chicken, and butter-basted scallops, along with time-saving tips and hacks. (Baker & Taylor)

Book cover: The Minimalist Kitchen

The Minimalist Kitchen : The practical art of making more with less / Melissa Coleman.

The home cook, baker and designer behind the popular blog, The Faux Martha, shares 100 wholesome, super efficient recipes that use minimal kitchen tools including Roasted Autumn Sweet Potato Salad, Stovetop Mac and Cheese and Two-Bowl Carrot Cupcakes. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Six Ingredients with Six Sisters Stuff

Six Ingredients with Six Sisters Stuff : 100+ fast and easy family meals.

A latest cookbook by the popular culinary blog shares more than 100 easy, high-flavor recipes that can be prepared using six or fewer ingredients, from Slow Cooker Thai Chili Chicken Wings to Maple Roasted Butternut Squash. (Atlas Pub.)

Book cover: Taste of Home

Taste of Home : Half homemade.

Serves up a collection of recipes that use shortcut ingredients to create from-scratch flavor but with less prep time, fewer items and foolproof results. (Atlas Pub.)