Grocery list as long as your leg? Pass. A shopping cart full of expensive, exotic spices? No, thanks. On nights when the question "What's for dinner?" induces dread, a streamlined recipe can be the stress-relieving answer. To ensure a dish retains its most deliciously essential components, reach for ingredients that pack bold flavors, such as bright lemons and spicy Spanish chorizo. Clever uses for packaged items—like transforming premade pie dough into the flaky crust of a Latin American–style turnover—can also cut prep time. With these uncomplicated dishes, you'll find that good things really do come in threes.
Lemon and Smoked-Mozzarella Pizza
A classic garnish takes center stage as thin slices of citrus, rind and all, combine with smoky cheese for a gooey, tart slice that's a cut above traditional pies.
Get the recipe: Lemon and Smoked-Mozzarella Pizza
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