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Pasta

Tortellini Skewers

When you’re squeezed for time and trying to get dinner on the table, your grocery store’s deli will save the day. Prepare any flavor of tortellini from the refrigerator case, and thread onto skewers with antipasti favorites.

Total time: 25 minutes
Vegetables

Charred Corn Salad with Basil & Tomatoes

When you fire up the grill this summer, char the corn and assemble this fresh salad before you grill the main dish.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetarian

Farro, Tomatoes, & Parmesan

This dish was inspired by Martha Stewart’s one-pot pasta dish that creates its own sauce as it cooks. Combine water, farro, thinly sliced onions and garlic, and cherry tomatoes, and cook until the farro is tender and the onions and tomatoes have melted into the perfect sauce.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Poultry

One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

We’re always looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners that appeal to our preschooler as well as us. With this recipe, you cook the Spanish rice and chicken together, and then add black beans and corn to the same pan (though it’s easy to separate them out for picky eaters who like their food in separate piles). Add more piles of chopped avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa, and you’ve got dinner.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Poultry

Leesa’s Mediterranean Buddha Bowls

This fresh and easy bowl of couscous, chopped cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, chicken, olives, and hummus, is an easy weeknight dinner that appeals to adults and kids alike.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 25 minutes
Beef

Guy’s Sheet Pan Mini Meat Loaves & Roasted Veggies

Guy did some solo parenting while I was on a recent business trip, and he had zero problems getting dinner on the table. For this dish, he made four mini meat loaves seasoned with barbecue sauce and surrounded by broccoli, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and green beans.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Guy & Leo’s Ham & Egg Cups

Including small kids in meal preparation is a great way to pass on healthy eating habits and to foster a sense of family. Leo loves to watch and help us cook (and has always loved to crack eggs), so this is a great recipe for him.

Guy helps him line muffin tins with sliced ham, add cheese, crack an egg into each cup, and top with halved cherry tomatoes. The cups bake for 20 minutes and are a delicious breakfast.

(Kids may prefer that their eggs be scrambled in the cups.)

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 40 minutes
Vegetables

Trice’s Okra Salad

Fresh ingredients make this unusual salad of chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, and fried okra the perfect summer side dish for a backyard barbecue.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetables

Guy’s Corn Salad

Guy adapted a recipe for corn salsa and served it as an excellent side dish. Canned corn is surprisingly good here, alongside chopped bell peppers, halved cherry tomatoes, jalapeños, a quick dressing, and fresh cilantro.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Condiments

Tomato Gravy

Tomato gravy is a Southern staple, but isn’t part of my Southern family’s heritage. It may be time to change that.

This roux-based sauce of tomatoes and cream is delicious served with biscuits, fried chicken, and even mashed cauliflower.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups Total time: 15 minutes