Homemade Mini Calzones


These are similar in size to the popular frozen "pizza pockets" that teenagers love. These can be made very economically at home. They are also larger than the frozen version, and are more filling.  This recipe requires you to make your own dough, which will take extra time. If you are in a hurry, you can buy pre-made pizza dough in the refrigerator section of your local … [Read more...]

Cream of Chicken Macaroni and Cheddar

Ever have one of those nights when you can't seem to figure out what's for dinner? Maybe you are in - between grocery shopping trips and the cabinets are getting empty. This macaroni dinner is the perfect solution. It is quick, easy, filling and inexpensive. All you have to do is cook up some macaroni elbows, then toss the rest of the ingredients in the pan. Mix until … [Read more...]

Chicken Ranch Wraps

Chicken Ranch Wraps | 5DollarDinners.com

You can pre-make these and store in the fridge, to grab later for an "anytime" meal, on-the-go fast food, or a late night dinner. I was delighted to find Perdue chicken nuggets in the reduced meat section of our local store.  It didn't matter that they were shaped like "cars." My teens didn't mind at all! The lettuce in this reduced package was colorful, convenient, and … [Read more...]

Sharon’s Pan Fried Chicken Dinner

Pan Fried Chicken Dinner

I found a great price on boneless, skinless chicken strips...they were only 99 cents a pound!  My husband has an easy recipe, passed down from his mother, that we like to use.  We make this in a regular frying pan, and it doesn't take very long for them to fry up in the pan. Plus, our teenagers love them! Pan Fried Chicken Yield - 6 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Homemade Frozen Pizzas

Homemade Frozen Pizzas

I have been buying a lot of single - size frozen pizzas lately. My teenagers love them. I finally decided to try making my own version.  Using this recipe, you can make 8 small pizzas that are 7" in size. These can be frozen and quickly heated later on a busy night. Or you can have them available for the children at any time. I use an easy, no-yeast pizza dough recipe I made … [Read more...]