Pulled Pork with Red Onion – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 28, 2011

A fiery BBQ sauce, straight from Kansas City, poured over a pork tenderloin…then its pulled to shreds and served with red onion slices…


(No. I did not forget about my “dessert of the month” promise. Yes. I do realize that it’s the last day of the month. I work best on a tight deadline! Translation: I am one giant procrastinator.) A match made in food heaven… Lime. and. Pistachios! And the view from above… I made this earlier […]


Monthly Meal Plan – March 2011

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 28, 2011

Seriously y’all…these months keep flying by.  The days seem to be going faster (which is great news, because I need spring. desperately.) The kids won’t stop growing. And with all these things happening so fast, I don’t have time to not have a plan. Plans keep me sane. Keep me focused and keep me one […]


Amazon Deal – Vanilla Beans for $.41-$.59 each

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 27, 2011

Amazing price on vanilla beans on Amazon…perfect for making your own vanilla extract, or using for baking and making “specialty treats”…


The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List Have you checked out Grocery Server yet?! Last week I told you about Grocery Server, and here again is the consolidated shopping list for this week that will show you where items are on sale right in your neighborhood! In addition to being able to […]


Gardening – It’s “that” time again…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 26, 2011

My patience is hanging on by the final thread. Winter drags on…I’ve been over it for weeks now.  I’m beyond ready to move into spring! And I get to…kinda. Starting seeds indoors will help me hold on to that last thread, as I know I’ll be planting the little sprouts outdoors before I know it!  […]


Drugstore Food Deals – Week of February 27th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 26, 2011

Every week I’ll be posting the best food deals at the different national drug stores. I have found that the drug stores often have great prices on food, especially pantry staples!  I may occasionally highlight other free, moneymaker and ECB/RR deals to help you get the credit needed to get some of these pantry staples […]


Italian Wedding Soup (and a wedding! To an Italian one, no less!)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 25, 2011

A wedding. An Italian. And Italian Wedding Soup…


Batch Cooking Plan – I’m Home Again and Need to Get Baking…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 25, 2011

I spent the first half of the week roaming around the country doing promotion for my Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook.  I stopped in at a number of different news stations in St. Louis, Nashville and Cincinnati to share about the cookbook, even gave out a few recipes!  (Both links below I’m making Blueberry Breakfast Bake…pictured […]


Sunday Coupon Preview – February 27

by Jenn K on February 25, 2011

Find out what coupons will be in this Sunday’s coupon insert…if there are some hot coupons, you might want to pick up a few extra newspapers!