Much as we like to talk about burgers, BBQ, and extreme beers ’round these parts, know that we don’t have a death wish. Those things are great, but as a wise man named Granddad once told us, “Everything in moderation.” So when it comes to cooking up weeknight meals, we try to be budget- and health-conscious, without sacrificing the fact that the end of a long day, deliciousness is a necessity.

For the easiest, most satisfying meals to get you through that midweek slump, we hit up our friends at Food52 for their favorite recipes. Click through the slide show to check ’em out, then hit the grocery story and get it popping.