13 Amazing Holiday Dessert Recipes

by Jenn K on November 14, 2014

I’m all about the dessert when it comes to holiday feasts. I mean, the other dishes are awesome too, but holiday desserts are always so special and tasty and without calories, right?!  It’s the one time of year I’ll splurge on the dessert plate and try it all.  At least once. Here are a few […]


Coconut Key Lime Bread ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2014

Last week a dream came true for me. This dream has been 2 years in the making. Not long after I found out I was pregnant with Cuatro in the summer of 2012, a terrible longing for the beach came over me. Like, a crazy longing. To be at the beach, by myself…with my girlfriends. […]


Baked Pumpkin Pancakes with Homemade Pumpkin Syrup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2014

The pumpkin insanity continues. From my Spiced Pumpkin Latte to my beloved Pumpkin Pie French Toast…we are adding this to list of Erin’s best pumpkin recipes. Y’all. Holy Pumpkin-Moly. Y’ALL. Seriously. You have to make these. If you’re part of our $5 Meal Plan, you’ll be trying these soon. And it’s going to be REALLY […]


Having a stash of goodies is essential for making it through busy weeknights and weekday mornings! I love having breakfast muffins in the freezer for a quick ‘grab n go’ breakfast. I recently heard a stat from a trusted source that the average American spends 7 minutes on breakfast. All parts of breakfast…preparing it, cooking […]


15 Divine Chocolate Desserts

by Jenn K on October 3, 2014

Cookies, cakes, pies, brownies…doesn’t matter. I’ll eat them all if they contain chocolate. Maybe not all at one sitting or will I?! Enjoy these 15 Divine Chocolate Desserts! Sharing is optional. Chocolate Cookies Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies Waffle Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten Free, Dairy […]


Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal {and Baked Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2014

You’ve got to make this before the berries become obsolete for the winter. Down here in San Antonio, I’m still seeing good prices on berries every couple of weeks. And if you see a great deal on berries…stock up and freeze. Now. You’ll thank yourself in the middle of December or January when you are […]

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2014

Ok, friend. You have to make these. They are one of my kids’ most popular requests for lunch boxes…and I saved them for the end of our 31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas. I sent them on their first day of school this week. I had stashed a few in the very back of the […]


Corndog Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2014

Want something for your kiddos lunchbox that they’ll (probably) gobble up?!  While we don’t eat that many hot dogs, when we do I prefer to buy the Applegate uncured variety because its a healthier version, but somewhat more expensive! Thankfully my store has a BTS coupon right now, so I’ve been able to get a […]

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In My Kitchen This Week ~ Pantry Challenge & Back to School Prep

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 18, 2014

Well y’all…it’s a big week in my kitchen this week! We are having a pantry and freezer challenge…in large part because we have a number of meals in the freezer still from the 20 Meals for Costco for $150 – Slow Cooker Freezer Pack Edition. And because I’m trying to use up some of the […]


Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 8, 2014

It’s that time of year when I just start wanting to stock the freezer. It’s like nesting when you’re pregnant times 4. When it comes to the morning hours, I need to do all that I can to survive them. And one of those things is stocking the freezer (and getting in the habit again […]