Chili with Pumpkin and Cinnamon – $5 Dinner Challenge


I remember seeing a recipe for some kind of chili with pumpkin in it about this time last year. If you remember, this time last year, I was suffering from "newborn mommy brain!" I have no recollection as to where I saw this recipe, but I remember being both intrigued and bothered by the concept of adding pumpkin to chili. I also remember thinking that it was as simple as … [Read more...]

Printable Coupons: Smart Balance Eggs, Imperial, Lipton and More

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Here are some of the latest and hottest printable coupons: $.50/1 Smart Balance dozen eggs $.60/1 Morton Season-All product 5 oz or larger $1/1 Lipton Green Tea $.50/1 any Newman's Own Salad Dressing $1.50/1 any Airborne product several Imperial Sugar coupons including: $.50/1 Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar $.50/1 Imperial Sugar … [Read more...]

CLOSED! Smucker’s Recipe and Essay Contest + Gift Baskets Giveaway

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This giveaway is now closed...and here are the winners: Christina T. says, "My favorite family recipe is our family's New York Style Cheesecake. My mom taught me to make it and now it is requested at every holiday. (My in-laws are now requesting it too.)" Andrea W. says, "RSS subscriber" Jodi says, "I subscribe via google reader." Chris B. says, "our family loves … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – November 29th


The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List Here's how it works. I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 recipe for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes.  You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. (Or go green and just come back to this post to get to the recipe.) Here's what's … [Read more...]

The $5 Dinner Mom’s $20 Holiday Gift Guide

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This Christmas, as we are all strapped for cash and our holiday gift giving budget is as small as it has every been, I thought it appropriate to put together a few simple and useful holiday gifts...that are all $20 or less! Without further ado... The $5 Dinner Mom's $20 Holiday Gift Guide My Cookbooks Because I couldn't not include them! ;) The $5 Dinner Mom … [Read more...]