One-Dish Chili Mac

One-Dish Chili Mac Recipe on 5DollarDinners.com

Wanna know what your new family favorite recipe is going to be? Not only to make, but to eat too! This chili cooks all in the same pot...and if you toss in some chopped up carrots and/or spinach, it could be a complete meal in the one-dish. Talk about a winner! Our family loves this Chili Mac and I'm working on a slow cooker edition for it too...stay tuned... Oh, … [Read more...]

Moroccan Beef Stew ~ New 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipe!

Moroccan Beef Stew

It's time to kick the flavor up a couple notches in your next stew. This is a really interesting stew with a whole lot going on in the flavor department. You have the beef with the chickpeas...that soak up the cumin and cinnamon flavors. Then there's the sweetness from the golden raisins and the salt-y zip from the kalamata olives. This stew is seriously a party on your … [Read more...]

Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pie ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe!

Lazy Mom's Shepherd's Pie

It's often joked in the mom circles that you lose brain cells with each kid you have. So I wonder if that means that I've have 4x less than I had before the little dudes showed up. And I wonder if I get an 'all-boy-handicap' of sorts. Because oh-my-holy-guacamole...they make me crazy sometimes. For the most part I'm used to their level of busy-ness and movement, but … [Read more...]

31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes: Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

Dutch Oven Beef Stew with Butternut Squash from 5DollarDinners.com

Ever since starting this little food blog a few years back, I've been on a mission. Not only to help people to spend less $$ on groceries, but also to help you learn to love new meals and try new foods (maybe that you were afraid to buy because you didn't know what to do with them). Butternut squash is one of those items that people are afraid to buy because they don't want it … [Read more...]

Enchilada Meatloaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

Freezer Friendly Enchilada Meatloaf Recipe  5DollarDinners.com

Mix up your next meatloaf night with this delicious Enchilada Meatloaf and it's surprise ingredient. This recipe makes 2 meatloaves...one for dinner, one for the freezer. I created it this way so that you can win at least 1 weeknight dinner coming up! It's just comforting to know that you have dinner ready to pop in the oven. Nothing to mix together, just drop it right from … [Read more...]