Skillet Rigatoni: Weeknight Dinner Recipe

The cooler weather finally has come to Alabama, and on Halloween it is supposed to be pretty chilly. We have a super busy week ahead with my daughter’s dance, Halloween and my youngest son is his little league football’s Super Bowl (which means practicing almost every night). This Skillet Rigatoni Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. It’s easy, fast and a crowd pleaser, and my kids absolutely love it. Feel free to use ground turkey if you want.  I may just make this on Halloween night to make my life a little simpler.

Low-Fat Skillet Pork with Mushrooms in 15 Minutes

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I get many requests for really fast recipes from friends who, like me, are moving at the speed of light. When I create a recipe that only takes 15 minutes, is healthy, delicious and child-friendly, I feel like I have hit the jackpot. This recipe is not only all of those things, but it’s also under 10 dollars for the entire dish. It doesn’t get much better than that. See this recipe on Nashville’s News Channel 5 on “Talk of the Town” Thursday 11 a.m. where I will be preparing budget-friendly skillet meals.

Light, Simple and Budget Friendly: Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

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I love cooking in a skillet, especially a grill pan such as this. It’s so easy and quick, and dinner comes together in under 25 minutes. Using chicken cutlets works great in this recipe because they cook so quickly. If you can’t find chicken cutlets at your local store, just slice a boneless chicken breast so it is half the size in thickness. I love this fresh combination of the chicken with grape tomatoes, olives and fresh basil and parsley. It’s perfect this time of year, and my kids love it too. See me preparing this recipe on “Talk of Town” on News Channel 5 in Nashville, this Thursday at 11:30 a.m.