Pork Chops, Red Potatoes & Apple Skillet Dinner ~ New Recipe!

Pork Chops Red Potato Apple Skillet-10

My boys love pork chops. I like pork chops with apple sauce. Because it just seems like the right thing to serve with pork chips. Well, here's a non-applesauce version of pork chops...using fresh apples instead. Because I'm a rebel like that. Seriously, this is some amazing food. Also, please pardon the iphone photos here. The baby ran off with my SD card for my camera … [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...]

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice & White Beans {Vegetarian}

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice and White Beans | 5DollarDinners.com

How does your family feel about tomato sauce? I mean, we all know pasta is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But the love of the sauce is important here. Because this recipe is a Mediterranean twist on tomato sauce and is served over rice. A couple of tricks to make this recipe super easy for you: If your family isn't particularly fond of the tough skin on grape … [Read more...]

Monkey Breakfast Salad

Monkey Breakfast Salad on 5DollarDInners.com

I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas. And when I saw this one on Pinterest, I knew instantly that it would become part of my regular rotation. I often make the kids baked oatmeal, or muffins, or scrambled eggs for breakfast, but find myself usually making something different. When they have cereal and sausage, I grab a muffin from the freezer to eat in the car during … [Read more...]

Hoppin’ John Recipe for a Hoppin’ New Year

Hoppin' John Recipe

Black eyed peas make me think of two things. Well, three really. 1. The band. What fun music they produce! {bustin' out the dance moves} 2. My grandfather. He passed away many years ago, but I remember going to visit him in Houston when I was a kid. We'd eat at one of two restaurants near his home. I preferred 'The Black Eyed Pea,' right on I-10. It's long gone now, but … [Read more...]