Friday Four 2: Easy Skillet Dinner Recipes + Life

Friday Four 2: Easy Skillet Dinner Recipes on This Gal CooksHello and happy Friday! Welcome to this week’s Friday Four. Today I will be sharing four ridiculously easy to make Skillet Dinner Recipes. But first, I want to give you a little peek into what went on in my world over the past week.

The most important part of the week: BBQ Day. Yes, we had another one of those. And we’ve been stuffing our faces with food like this all week.

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Ken woke up early on Sunday and fired up the smoker. He seasoned some baby back ribs and a big ole Boston Butt. I sure do love the look and smell of meat cooking on a smoker.

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Right around lunch time the ribs were ready. This was a good thing because I was starving. I think I had only eaten a bowl of cereal that day and I walked 4 miles shortly after devouring said bowl of cereal. A girl’s gotta eat so a girl’s gotta exercise. So those ribs, they came off the smoker around 1pm. They were gone by 1:30pm. I’m not even kidding. Ken and I ate all of them by ourselves.

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Bye bye, tasty ribs.

When we do BBQ, I make a ton of tasty sides. This time around I made mac n cheese, my Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and creamy coleslaw. I also made a ridiculously good dessert that I will be sharing soon.

The rest of the week was sorta meh. I went back to work on Tuesday. I ate leftovers all week. I watched TV. I’m sure that detail has filled you with excitement, right?

So let’s get onto those easy skillet dinner recipes. If I hadn’t been eating leftovers all week, I probably would have made one of these recipes. Easy to make. Tasty to eat. Your family will love them! Enjoy.

Easy Skillet Dinner Recipes

 A family fav: my mom and stepdad LOVE this Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake

Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake on This Gal Cooks #dinner


This is my ultimate fav: Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole

Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole


For the pizza lovers in your life: Skillet Pizza Pasta Bake


One of my reader’s favorite recipes (and one of mine, too!): Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole

Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole - This Gal Cooks #cleaneating #healthy #seafood

So there you have it, my week in a blog post. I hope you enjoyed this week’s session of the Friday Four. Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Joanne says

    Hi Julie – All of these skillet recipes look delicious! I took another look at your low-carb recipes, and printed a few.
    Can you please give me an idea of how many carbs are in your Paleo chili. I need to drop a few pounds, and the gym alone is not doing it. Thanks! :)

    • says

      Hi Joanne! Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the skillet recipes. For the chili, I entered the ingredients on a nutrition calculator site and came up with 9g of carbs. Most of that came from the tomatoes, since tomatoes do contain natural sugar. I updated the recipe to include the nutrition ingredients. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Have a great weekend. :)


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