Chicken Apple Sausage with Chickpeas & Quinoa

Chicken Apple Sausage with Chickpeas & Quinoa | 5DollarDinners.com

When I need a quick go-to meal, I often turn to the chicken apple sausage that I keep stashed in my freezer. It sits right next to the fish sticks. In the 'it's been a terrible day and I can't even think about what to make, so I'm going to toss these fish sticks in the oven, or these sausages on the grill' section of my freezer. Everyone needs a section like that. If you … [Read more...]

Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

What's this about a rice cooker? Turns out, it works a bit like a slow cooker. Only a little faster. It uses less energy than cooking on a stove. And, for me, seems to make less of a mess. Try it sometime. Like with this soup. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are about as American as apple pie, right?  And tomato soup seems like one of the standard things to come in to from … [Read more...]

Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto

Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto | 5DollarDinners.com

I'm all about making life as easy as possible. Especially in the kitchen. This one-pot meal requires little attention from the chef unlike traditional risotto, but still tastes and looks so elegant. The borlotti beans are an Italian brown bean that can be replaced with pinto beans. It offers great color contrast. But I've made this with white beans, too, which is a better … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Bean & Cheese Enchiladas ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

Freezer Friendly Bean & Cheese Enchiladas on 5DollarDinners.com

Yes, more enchilada recipes. Because I have {what feels like} a bazillion corn tortillas in my freezer from all of the Costco Freezer Meal Plans. Enchiladas are so delicious, they freeze and reheat beautifully. So here's another freezer friendly enchilada recipe for you. And I took a photo of them as I would put them into the freezer. Prepare everything, add the sauce on … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash Miso Soup with Edamame

Spaghetti Squash Miso Soup | 5DollarDinners.com

What's your favorite Autumn soup? Wait, isn't it just cold or hot soups? Well, maybe. I believe autumn soups are different from winter soups. They might be a little lighter in texture because you don't need anything to "stick to your ribs" just yet. And they have this color about them. A color that agrees with your mood, begging the sunshine of summer not to slip … [Read more...]