Ham and Potatoes with Baked Eggs – $5 Dinner Challenge

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I fell wildly behind these last few days...and in the process my beautifully designed meal plan and food photographs just didn't happened as I hoped they would! I did manage to make this delicious-ness late last week...using up some potatoes I found in the freezer that I'd bought during the 50% off store closing sale. This week's $5 Dinner Challenge recipe can be found over … [Read more...]

BLT Sliders with Parmesan Mayo – $5 Dinner Challenge


There is just something so American about BLTs. Something so basic and delicious. I was not a fan of tomatoes until about 7 years ago. Some time during my days in the Dominican Republic, my taste buds morphed and decided to start liking tomatoes. Then I had to break the news to my Aunt Julie (the only family member on my moms side who didn't like tomatoes either), and turns … [Read more...]

Thai Beef Cabbage Roll Bake – $5 Dinner Challenge

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The timing was perfect, the sales were perfect...and the ingredients in my pantry seemed to leap out at me as I was working up meal ideas and plans for this month.  I remember Alea's Cabbage Rolls from last year, and I'd be wanting to try something similar. Cabbage rolls (and lettuce wraps) work wonderfully for those with gluten and/or corn allergies/intolerances. For those who … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage and Peppers

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

This recipe is part of the 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150 meal plan. I'm often asked about my "5 minute meals". Usually by people who know someone who knows me. They get the whole time-dollar thing mixed up. But if I were to start coming up with 5 minute meals, this would be first on the list. Because it takes you less than 5 minutes to get our your slow … [Read more...]

Holiday Feast Recipe Link-Up, I’m Calling In “Travel-Sick” – $5 Dinner Challenge

Being away for the past 8 days makes it difficult to try out new recipes to share with you. I've enjoyed meals cooked in, grilled out, and dined out with my family over the past week...as we celebrated my brother's wedding. I'm calling in "travel-sick" tonight, so no recipe from me!  I'll be back into the $5 Dinner Challenge saddle after the Thanksgiving holiday... I'd … [Read more...]