Spring might be just around the corner but it's not quite time for all things asparagus yet.

By Victoria Spencer
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It's that time again, you're thinking about dinner and what to cook. So here's our weekly list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Some recipes will be much faster than that. Yes, there will be pasta, and, yes, it will be delicious. On the weekends we like to try something different; recipes that cook long and slow, projects that get us using new ingredients and techniques, and menus to make entertaining a cinch. Visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration.

Monday: One-Pan Orecchiette with Chickpeas and Olives

Another week, another one-pot dinner. By now you know how much we adore one-pan pasta. That recipe has become an internet star, and this easy, tasty recipe deserves more attention.

Lennart Weibull

Tuesday: Ginger-Pork Salad

Elevate Tuesday night with this colorful, hearty, and fresh main dish that features pork chops, broccoli, red cabbage, and brown rice.

Christina Holmes

Wednesday: One-Pot Turkey Skillet Pie

Need a comforting dinner for hump day? This skillet pie satisfies; there's a rich turkey chili topped with cheesy buttermilk biscuits.

Thursday: Broiled Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry With Water Chestnuts

Yes, it's better-than-takeout Thursday. No stir-frying here, and dinner is on the table in half an hour.

Johnny Miller

Friday: Italian Seafood Stew

Dinner tonight is on the Amalfi coast-well, we wish it was. Perhaps this quick, flavorful tomatoey stew will transport you to Italy? It calls for clams and cod, or whatever the freshest firm-fleshed white fish is at your market. You'll need white wine for the stew, so be sure to pour a glass for the cook. Bonus points if it's an Italian white.

Ryan Liebe

Saturday: Roasted Quartered Chicken with Herb Sauce

We're still roasting chicken, but consider this recipe a nod to spring. Cutting the chicken into pieces speeds up the roasting time, and the sauce is irreistible. We think you'll adore the Crispy Potatoes with Rosemary, too. They cook in the oven at the same time as the chicken. We call that a winning pair.

Yuki Sugiura

Sunday: Stout-Braised Lamb

Celebrate Ireland's patron saint with this easy entertaining menu of updates on favorite Irish recipes, anchored by stout-braised lamb. (Make it even easier on yourself making elements of the meal in advance with our make-ahead strategy).

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