Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Please pardon the iphone photo above. I did what I could with it in my photo editing software, but it's still an iphone photo! ;) I've done a number of stuffed potatoes and sweet potatoes on the site over the years, but never these. I love them because they are a great way to use up leftover chili. In your week's menu, you can schedule a chili meal, perhaps with some … [Read more...]

Edamame Coconut Curry {Vegetarian & Gluten Free}

Vegetarian Edamame Coconut Curry

Today is Chinese New Year! And as you know because you are an amazing super-deal-shopper, when a holiday comes around, the sales are good. Right now, soybeans called edamame, coconut milk, and other Asian flavors are readily available at awesome prices! Here's one of our favorite Asian recipes that is gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. It's easy and fast. It's a … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ Vegetarian & Freezer Friendly

Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ freezer friendly! | 5DollarDinners.com

My husband has begged for me to make this simple recipe since his mother made it over the summer. Now that it's winter, I really see the need to humor him. Blended okra (or sliced if you like the flavor and texture) thickens the gumbo. Corn starch is an acceptable alternative if okra isn't available in your grocer's freezer. Speaking of the freezer, this meal is freezable … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Smoky Brisket & Cajun 15 Bean Soup – Big Flavor for the Big Game!

Brisket & 15 Bean Soup Recipe

Oh my smoky good-gracious-ness. Please, take a spoon and reach through the screen for a bite. I picked up half a pound of brisket from a nearby BBQ joint and dropped into the slow cooker with a bag of beans and other pantry staples...and WOW-WY! This is a fantastic way to use up any leftover BBQ meat...or you could just order extra next time you go out! I love pairing … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Black Bean Tamale Pie {Vegetarian}

Vegetarian Black Bean Tamale Pie | 5DollarDinners.com

A Mexican New Year's food tradition is tamales. These are made of corn flour and are wrapped and steamed in a corn husk. They are very pretty and have a wide variety of flavors that can take you from breakfast to dinner. I enjoy tamales as long as someone else makes them. They take up a lot of space to store and cook, are challenging to reheat in large quantities, and … [Read more...]