Sausage Jambalaya with Salad – Guest Post

I love cooking from scratch when I can, but there are some days when quick and easy is a must. Zatarain's jambalaya mix is delicious right out of the box, and when it goes on sale I stock up for this quick and frugal meal. Pair it with a green salad for a perfect dinner! Sausage Jambalaya with Salad Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 15 … [Read more...]

3 Recipes That Use Leftover Easter Ham

How to Use Up Leftover Ham

Easter. The Cross. The Resurrection. Family. Worship. Celebration. Food. Ham. Potatoes. Asparagus. Carrots. Pies. Puddings. Cheesecake. I can almost taste that delicious, sweet, salty, perfectly baked ham.  Can't you? I love gathering around the table. I love gathering around the table with family. I love gathering around the table with family and catching up, … [Read more...]

Baked Spinach Pasta

Baked Spinach Pasta

Greetings from my kitchen in Nashville! I'm Jessica from The Mom Creative and I am so honored to be sharing one of my favorite recipes, Baked Spinach Pasta, here on $5 Dinners. Erin has been a huge influence on me - in the ways that I shop for my family's food and how I cook. This recipe makes 8-10 servings, so it is great for freezing and for leftovers. Because it is a bit … [Read more...]

This Week’s Shopping Trip – The Online Version

No "in-store" shopping trip for me this week! We were away for a few days at the past weekend, so we still have quite a bit left in the fridge.  I'm not normally one for online shopping, but I thought I'd use this week's grocery budget money to shop from a few cool sites.  I stocked up on some diapers from, and also grabbed some much needed cleaning supplies … [Read more...]