As I was getting ready to make my breakfast casserole, I suddenly had the impulse to make it healthier by adding vegetables. I asked my kids what vegetable they thought I should add and my oldest son replied “BACON!” My son’s transcripts from college indicate that he is quite bright, so I am pretty sure […]

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Dana’s Mango Smoothie

by Dana S on March 19, 2013

It is a chilly 19 degree day here and the whole family is ready for spring! I pulled out my blender to make this tropical mango smoothie to help us beat the winter blues. It may not be a 80 degree day but it helped lift our spirits. Dana’s Mango Smoothie Yield – 2 large […]


My boys love eggs. (Both my 7 and 5 year olds are now quite proficient at making scrambled eggs for breakfast.) They also love avocado. And English muffins. And chips and salsa. I took a risk in putting all these things together for a “breakfast for dinner” meal, and it was a big success. (Minus […]


Fruity Muffins

by Jenn K on March 1, 2013

Thanks so much to Amanda from Coping with Frugality for sharing this great recipe with us. I’m still on “leave,” enjoying my time with new baby and settling into life as a family of 6. I’m so grateful for the help and support of my fellow bloggers during this time! ~Erin One of my goals […]


Breakfast for Dinner – February’s Pinterest Board

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 4, 2013

{$5 Dinners on Pinterest – Follow Us!} For the past 3 weeks since Cuatro arrived, we’ve been enjoying meals from the freezer, meals from friends and family, and other simple meals…like Breakfast for Dinner! My oldest has become quite proficient making scrambled eggs, and my “older middle” guy knows where to find the pancakes or […]

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Magda’s Eggs-cellent Open Faced Sandwiches

by Jenn K on December 20, 2012

Healthy, delicious, inexpensive fast food! When time and ingredients are in short supply and you are hungry, this is great dish. You can leave the peppers out if you don’t have them handy, everything else is a staple that is always on hand at my house Even my son, who normally dislikes onions and peppers, […]


Pecan Streusel Stuffed Egg Nog French Toast Bake

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 17, 2012

{Repin It} Christmas Morning Casseroles. So many options, so many choices. Tradition vs. something new. (I just added a few casserole ideas to my “Holiday Food” board on Pinterest.) Here’s one for this year. Or next, if you’ve already got this year’s figured out. (If you’re into trying new ones!) It’s a basic stuffed french […]


{Repin it} I’ve posted a new recipe for Gluten Free Oven Blueberry Pancakes over on my Food Allergies on a Budget Website! Print, save or share with your GF friends!


Denise’s Wonton Quiche Cups

by Denise on November 8, 2012

When putting together our weekly meal plans I always like to have a breakfast for dinner night once a week because it’s a great way to reduce our grocery budget, since breakfast entrees are typically cheaper. These wonton quiche cups are a fun way to prepare and serve eggs for supper, or we also like […]


{CLOSED!} Blender Pumpkin Pie Pancakes {And Blender Giveaway!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 7, 2012

So I don’t make pancake batter in the blender very often. But we love Pumpkin Pancakes, but we don’t love that sometimes they turn out on the dense side. It’s hard to prevent that because pumpkin is really heavy and when you mix it into the batter, it makes the batter heavy. But I was […]