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A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Your Favorite Kitchen Appliances

Break out your favorite kitchen appliances this week. We've got recipes for your pressure cooker, slow cooker, grill, waffle iron, blender and air fryer.

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Sunday: Pressure-Cooker Beef CarnitasTaste of Home

Sunday: Pressure-Cooker Beef Carnitas

I came up with this recipe while cleaning out my refrigerator and trying to figure out what I could do with a pot roast that had been in the freezer. I LOVE how easy this is.—Ann Piscitelli, Nokomis, Florida

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Monday: Grilled Lemon Chicken KabobsTaste of Home

Monday: Grilled Lemon Chicken Kabobs

When I see Meyer lemons in the store, it must be spring. I like using them for these easy chicken kabobs, but regular grilled lemons still add the signature smoky tang. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada

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Tuesday: Slow Cooker Thai ChickenTaste of Home

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Wednesday: Hash Brown Waffles with Fried EggsTaste of Home

Wednesday: Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Refrigerated hash brown potatoes will help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own. —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah

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Thursday: Microwave Meat LoafTaste of Home

Thursday: Microwave Meat Loaf

I combined a few great-tasting meatloaf recipes to create this flavorful 15-minute version, which my husband loves. And because it's made in the microwave, the entree is perfect for busy nights. For an extra boost, I flavor the meatloaf with onion soup mix.—Deb Thompson, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Friday: Blender Butternut Squash SoupTaste of Home

Friday: Blender Butternut Squash Soup

My hearty soup uses herbs and vegetables from the garden along with convenient pantry items, so it’s easy, fast and mostly fresh. Your family will devour it. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Saturday: Air Fryer Chicken TendersTaste of Home

Saturday: Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

I took all of the components of a loaded baked potato—cheddar, potato, bacon, sour cream and chives—and turned it into my latest quick and easy dish. Every kid will love these air-fryer chicken tenders! —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.

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