Pulled Pork with Red Onion – $5 Dinner Challenge


This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. Several weeks ago I purchased a large pork tenderloin.  I used part of it to make Spanish Stew, sliced off a few pork chops, and then left the remaining portion whole to cook in the slow cooker. This is quite simple...I placed the roast fat side up in the slow cooker, topped it with … [Read more...]

Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze and Pistachios – February’s Dessert of the Month

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(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! I made this earlier this month when we had some friends from church over for dinner.  I made the angel food cake the … [Read more...]

Monthly Meal Plan – March 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 step ahead of myself. (Which is the only way I can keep up with these … [Read more...]

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

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I don't know about you, every time I walk by the spices I gawk at the fresh vanilla beans! I really wish I could afford to buy the ones in the store, but they run at least $2.50-$3 per bean! (Yeah. No thanks!) I have not purchased vanilla extract in a LONG time because I have a very large bottle from a friend who was in the Dominican Republic not long ago. They sell … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan & Printable Grocery List (With New Feature!) – February 28th

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 search for shopping deals on their site, Grocery Server will also … [Read more...]