Leave it to the recipe developers at Southern Living Magazine to put out a fantastic cookbook now and then. Their latest, Quick-Fix Dinners, is all about putting your weeknight mind to rest. No idea what to make for your hungry crowd? Flip through this book for simple inspirations and the tested and re-tested recipes to make it happen tonight. Try this cabbage, mushroom and bacon pasta — a perfect way to clear out the fridge. 

Want to know the secret to creamy pasta dishes? Reserve some of the pasta water before you drain the pasta. When blended into the cheese and the other recipe ingredients, the starchy water helps create a smooth and creamy sauce.

Reprinted with permission from Quick-Fix Dinners