ANNOUNCING! One Dish Dinners – The New Sister Site to $5 Dinners

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 1, 2011

Okey-dokey my dearest friends!

It’s time I introduce you to $5 Dinners’ New Little Sister!

One Dish Dinners

I have been working for the past weeks/months with the marvelous duo at Kohler Created getting ready for this day. And no, we don’t have some elaborate April Fool’s Joke to play one you, but we do have this exciting new website to share with you!  A giant thanks to the 2 of them for making my “little sister website” dreams come true!

The reason for this little sister website?!?

I’m hunkering down to work on my 3rd cookbook, The $5 Dinner Mom’s One Dish Dinners!

The One Dish Dinners website will be where I share some of the recipes that will be featured in my 3rd cookbook (due out in 2012), and also where I share tips and tricks that will help you spend less time doing the dishes, less time throwing dinner together and less $$$ at the grocery store!

See the spend less theme!

To celebrate ODD’s birthday, we’ll be having a few giveaways in the coming weeks…so pay close attention!  Some will be for our Facebook family only, some will be for our Twitter family only, others for those with lots of friends, and others for email subscribers!

I’m giving away cookbooks, Amazon gift cards, and I’m even gonna pay for someone’s grocery bill!

Giveaway Option #1$25 Gift Cards

  • These giveaways will be done randomly on April 6th on Facebook and on One Dish Dinners Twitter account, so follow along if you aren’t already! You’ll have really high changes on the ODD Twitter account, because it’s brand new with very few followers! Congrats to @redheadmommy and Shauna D!

Giveaway Option #2 - A copy of both of my cookbooks

  • Enter by emailing a friend to let them know about the new One Dish Dinners site.  Please include the email in the cc, or bcc, section, to be entered.  And you can send up to 10 different emails to be entered up to 10 times to win. All emails received by April 15th will be entered to win! Congrats to Kathy…winner of copies of both of my cookbooks!

Giveaway Option #3A Week’s Worth of Groceries, $75!

  • Enter by going over to One Dish Dinners and leaving a comment telling me which recipe you’ll be making next week!  Comment must be left on One Dish Dinners, not here. Comments must be submitted by April 15th. Congrats to Shellie…winner of the week’s worth of groceries!

Giveaway Option #4- A Month’s Worth of Groceries, up to $300!

  • Enter by subscribing to email updates from One Dish Dinners!  On April 30th, I will chose 1 person from the email newsletter list at random. I will then pay for an entire month’s worth of their groceries, up to $300! Wahoo!!!!!  Congrats to the Wilde Family for winning!!!

All winners will be announced back on this post on the date’s specified!

I want to thank each of you…because you are wh0 makes this all possible. Thank you for being here everyday.

Now, head on over there and give a big snuggle to the sweet little One Dish Dinners.  I’ll let you snuggle with her all you want!  Give her a warm welcome to the $5 Dinners Family!

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

For #3 do we comment here or on the new site? Congratulations to you! I can’t wait to see what you post there. We have found so many favorites from your last cook book!

I think my family would love the ■Slow Cooker Curried Coconut Chicken!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

On the new site Heather!


sheri grennille April 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

any particular post on the new site? i like the recipes very much, btw.


Melissa April 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Love the new site! I have already bookmarked it.


Tinalou April 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I can’t wait to see the recipes!!!


Sara K April 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Just an FYI, I found it hard to find this website off of your new one. Congratulations on your new venture! :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Thanks Sara! I will remedy that :)



Tonya April 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I’m going to make the Southwest Macaroni and Cheese. My family loves all types of Mac and Cheese!


RondaT April 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I’m going to make Spicy Chorizo and Lentil Soup because I want to try lentils, but I’m not going to make it very spicy, I have wimpy mouth and can’t handle the spice! LOL


Allison April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

How exciting! I love your product in general and I know the One Dish Dinners venture will be great–it’s right up my alley. I’ve added it to my RSS feed and subscribed to the emails. Congratulations!!!


Julie April 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I am going to try the Loaded Potato Fritata this weekend…..


Ellen April 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Great job! I love 5dollardinners, so I am sure I will love this new one as well!


LisaE April 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Maybe it’s just me but I can’t leave a comment on the One Dish Dinner site?

If the comment is to be left here I would choose the Loaded PotatoFriata also. My family loves potatoes and we always have them laying around;-


LisaE April 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Um never mind….I am a total idiot sometimes! I found where to post the One Dish Dinners comment.


Karen Hiebert April 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm

link doesn’t work for #4. but looking forward to it, we don’t use lots of stuff for the meals, just one dish since its just the two of us


TheGourmetCoffeeGuy April 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Good luck with your new venture. Look forward to reading your new site posts and trying what will surely be great recipes!


Gail Becker April 2, 2011 at 4:58 am

I love your new website! I appreciate all you do, to make my life easier when it comes to cooking!


Amanda April 2, 2011 at 7:01 am

Erin LOVE the new website! I cant wait to try the macaroni salad for a party we are having this weekend!! Congrats on the new site! I am sure I will love it as much as this one!!!


Mary E.S. April 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

I love anything that leaves me with less dishes to wash.I have a notebook with all our fav casseroles or one dish meals and am looking forward to using the recipes from the new site.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy April 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Nice on the new site! I love it already! Option #3, not sure where to leave a comment. Lots of awesome recipes though, thanks!


Maureen Liz April 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

We are making the Southwestern mac N cheese – tonight!!! YUM


Joellyn April 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Love the new site!!


Karen Hiebert April 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

im going to book mark it. :) thanks for the giveway, its right on my bday!!! :) so i feel a little less old. :D


sheri grennille April 3, 2011 at 9:57 am

i just visited one dish dinners and i think i will try the southwest macaroni and cheese. it sounds very good.


Anita Brown April 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Hope this is the right place to leave a comment to be entered in your giveway. All the recipes look really good. I love macaroni & cheese so I will try to make the Southwestern Mac & cheese


Michelle April 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Just signed up and hope that it will be simple dishes, since I am a family of one I dont like to cook a bunch of food that I have to eat on all week, just enough for a day or two.


Angela T April 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Option #4 – I love the new site!! I absolutely love one dish meals!


Amber April 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

Cool stuff! Thanks! I’m hoping some of these recipes will work for freezer meals as well.


Marisol Bonilla April 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This looks awesome and 5$ dinners so wonderful for busy moms LOve Love Love it!!!! I am signing up now to try some yummie recipes mmmmm good


Julie Kroske April 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

This is so exciting for you and US! I can’t wait to get started with the One Dish Dinners. Thanks for all the effort you put forth into helping us!


Renee April 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I can’t wait to try the one dish dinners…easy cooking for someone that is disabled! Thank you so much :)


Donna April 14, 2011 at 6:26 am

I just signed up yesterday…so excited to start making your recipes.. AND I have already forwarded your site and info to my daughter in law. She is a full time mom with a full time know the scene, just busy every moment. She will love your site, I am sure.
Thanks for making this available for those of us who like someone else to do the thinking about the meals.! :)
I would love to win some groceries!!


Natalie J. Vandenberghe April 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

Help! I was going to do #3 but when I click on the link to go to the new site I get “Not Found”
Today’s the deadline!
Thanks for your time.


flutemom April 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

ditto natalie’s comment… i get an error message as well…..


flutemom April 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

natalie (and others)- i found if i signed up for #4 first (the email subscription) then when i activated that subscription, i was able to go to the new website (#3)……


Jennifer April 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I subscribed via e-mail and google reader-love your stuff Erin-thanks for all you do!


Kim Pollock April 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

#4: I signed up to receive e-mails! I love the new site~


Linda B April 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I’m going to make the Southwest Macaroni and Cheese. my boys love them!!


Linda B April 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

#4 I signed up to receive emails!


Marganne April 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Fritatta and chicken curry! Can’t wait!


Marganne April 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

can’t wait to make the fitatta and the curry!


Barbara B. April 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

Love this new one dish meal


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