Three Cheese Spaghetti Bake – $5 Dinner Challenge


This is a classic example of being creative with ingredients you have on hand. I made this for us early last week...using up the tomatoes from Aldi from the week before, and the feta cheese from Monday's shopping trip. Also, this is another example of a meal that uses an "expensive ingredient," that is paired with a few other inexpensive ingredients and pantry staples to … [Read more...]

12 in ’12 – Books on Time Management & Simplicity


Over the past few months, I've really embraced the concept of simplicity. And being the most productive as I can with my that I can devote it equally to my husband, my children and the websites I write on and for...both my own and others. I have learned some valuable lessons from the books below...lessons that when put into practice, have allowed me to spend more time … [Read more...]

End of January Last Chance Printable Coupons

dole frozen fruit printable coupon

The end of January is upon us, so make sure you print any coupon available that you want before it disappears or resets in the next few days! Here are some of the latest and hottest printable coupons: Food $1/2 any Armour Pepperoni Packages $0.95/2 Dole Frozen Fruit $1/2 any Dorot Products $1/1 any Filippo Berio Olive Oil $1/6 any Hot Pockets Items 7.5 oz or … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – 1/30

The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes 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.) Some warm and cozy comfort … [Read more...]