Potato Onion Frittata – Guest Post

by tdomf_91172 on March 24, 2010

Breakfast is always a simple and frugal dinner option! A big thanks to Lynn for sharing this great recipe with us tonight. The next few recipes will be from some special guests. I’ll be taking some time away, as we deal with a loss in the family. Be back soon! Frittatas can be made from […]


Emeril’s Essence Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 23, 2010

A quick “Chicken and Rice” dinner. But it didn’t seem like a chicken and rice dinner. Simple, yet TASTY! I might have a new “weekend” favorite with this one.  I try to keep our meals simple on the weekend, spaghetti, tacos, and now this…I’ll save my cooking and blogging energy for the week days! I […]


Kroger Shopping Trip – March 22

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 23, 2010


Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 22, 2010

It’s Monday night. And time for another $5 Dinner Challenge!  This week’s slow cooker meal comes from Jennifer. Jennifer is wife to Jason and mom to five-year-old Emma.  She blogs at Saving and Giving where she encourages people to save money and be generous. Ingredients 1 pound dry black beans 1/2 pound diced ham 5 cups […]


Pantry Staples Recipe Contest

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 22, 2010

The Challenge: Create and submit a recipe using at least 4 of the ingredients from the list below and ONLY 2 OTHER ingredients.  You do NOT have to use all 15 ingredients….pick and choose! The Prize: A signed copy of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook 15 Ingredients Chicken Ground Beef Pork Rice – Any variety […]


Printable Coupons – Free Starbucks Pastry, more $3/1 Huggies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 22, 2010

Here are some of the latest and hottest printable coupons: FREE Pastry at Starbucks on Tuesday $3/1 Huggies (IE), (Firefox) AND print more $3/1 coupons when you become a fan on Facebook $2/1 Nivea Body Wash $.75/1 Nature’s Own Thin Bagels $1/2 Nestle Easter Candy $.50/2 Land o Lakes Butter $1.50/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Frosted […]


Menu Plan Monday – March 22nd

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 21, 2010

Another Monday…another meal plan! Check out what we’ll be having this week!!!

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Square Foot Gardening – Opening the Garden

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 20, 2010

Dirt, GLORIOUS Dirt. Digging in the dirt is so therapeutic. I spent the better part of Thursday afternoon playing in the dirt.  And I wasn’t the only one getting DIRT-y! (There’s an outfit below that you’re not gonna want to miss.) First, I picked off all the dead leaves to find some parsley growing underneath.  […]


Sunday Coupon Preview – March 21st

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 19, 2010

Want a sneak peak at what coupons are in this Sunday’s paper? Check out the Sunday Coupon Preview!  Looks like a Smart Source, a Red Plum and a toy coupon insert and more this Sunday! Now why would I want to know what coupons are in the newspaper ahead of time…you might ask!?!  If there […]


Buffalo Chicken Wings

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 18, 2010

Half of the family has finished their dinner. The other half was sidetracked by the gorgeous weather, and the desire to use every moment of sunlight to work on “opening up the garden.” (Nevermind that it might snow next week.  I’ve GOT to get my seeds for the spinach and lettuces, or is it LETTUCI?!, into […]