Take back family time with quick, simple meals

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Juggling the family schedule can be tricky, especially when you add in homework and extracurricular activities.

But tight schedules don’t have to mean sacrificing a home-cooked meal and family time spent around the dinner table.

By using ingredients commonly found in your freezer and pantry, you can create a quick, delicious meal that you’ll be proud to serve your family.

For example, this Autumn Pierogies and Apples dish combines pierogies — the perfect pairing of pasta and potatoes — saut ed apples, onions and ground cinnamon for a rich, slightly sweet meal that will satisfy the entire family’s taste buds.

It is so versatile; it can be served as an entr e, dessert or side dish.

Serve alongside grilled pork chops for a fun twist on the classic Pork Chops and Apple Sauce.

No matter how you serve it, your family will be asking for this dish over and over again.

And for less than $15 and just 25 minutes in the kitchen, you won’t mind serving it.

For more family-friendly recipes, visit www.Pierogies.com.

Autumn Pierogies and Apples

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

1package (16-ounces) frozen MRS. T’S Potato & Cheddar Pierogies

1tablespoon vegetable oil

1large sweet onion, halved and sliced

1tablespoon butter

2red apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

1/2cup sour cream

Saut pierogies as package directs.

Cook onion slices in 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in hot oil, until lightly browned and just tender, stirring occasionally. Remove to bowl.

Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add apple slices and teaspoon cinnamon; cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Combine sour cream with remaining teaspoon ground cinnamon in small bowl.

Combine pierogies with onions and apple mixture; toss to mix well. Serve with sour cream.

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