Black Bean & Sweet Potato Dip

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Dip from 5DollarDinners.com

We're coming up on the spring time of the year when sweet potatoes go on sale for a short window of time, dredging up memories of autumn that have been all but covered by mounds of snow. And these same awesome sweet potatoes remind us that the beauty of spring is here to revive us again. Therefore, it seemed appropriate to use baked sweet potatoes in an enchilada-inspired … [Read more...]

Thai Chicken Bake

Thai Chicken Bake

I recently shared how I wanted to rekindle my romance with Thai food after enjoying some Thai take-out when I was visiting my sister a few months back...except it is super expensive to go out for Thai food regularly, so instead I'm making it at home more. I put together a Chicken Pineapple Curry that you cook on the stovetop, and decided a similar baked version was in … [Read more...]

Lemon Steamed Broccoli ~ An Easter Side Dish

Steamed Lemon Broccoli Recipe

If you're planning on having broccoli at your Easter dinner, I beg of you to make it like this. All you need (besides the broccoli!) is 2 lemons. It'll work with 1 lemon, but 2 is just right. It's super simple...you squeeze some of the lemon into the water that will steam the broccoli. Then you add zest from the lemons in with the broccoli heads while it's steaming. It's … [Read more...]

Potato Pancake with “Refried” Beans {Vegetarian}

Potato Pancakes with Refried Beans

Many years ago, on my first trip to Europe, my in-laws took me to a restaurant built around potatoes. Everything had potatoes. That one experience opened my eyes to what potatoes can do. And I've since experimented, but never as much as I wished. Potato pancakes are such an easy workhorse. You can put almost anything sweet or savory on top of them. If you're looking for … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Bean & Corn with Salsa Soup

Vegetarian Bean & Corn with Salsa Soup | 5DollarDinners.com

Last winter, I made this soup nearly every other day because it's THAT good.  So easy and healthy and yummy! Because everything is already cooked, the heating option depends on the time you have before dinner. It heats in the microwave, on the stove, or in a slow cooker. It's so versatile, you can serve it with quesadillas, rice or just about anything else. One more … [Read more...]