Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetable Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

5 Ingredients. (If you don't count salt and pepper.) Seriously, just 5. Sweet potatoes. Parnsips. Carrots. Olive oil. Fresh rosemary. Boom. 5 ingredients. So, this is totally delicious. Totally and ridiculously delicious. So much so that I made it two nights in a row, and again for lunch a few days later. (Partly to use up the extra parsnips I had on … [Read more...]

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...]

Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes

2 Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes | 5DollarDinners.com

Here’s how this time of year goes: You’re so busy doing the fun stuff, you’d prefer dinner to cook itself. But then, you remember all the treats you have been snacking on at work or all the icing you and the kids ingested making cookies or the thousands of calories you inhaled at the Thanksgiving table, and your stomach doesn’t feel like eating at all. Sound … [Read more...]

Pollo Asado with Rice & Beans

Pollo Asado Recipe on 5DollarDinners.com

Can you forgive me? This happens to me every year and I adjusted my camera settings as best I could...but the silly time change doesn't only mess with your infant and toddler (who am I kidding, everyone's) sleep schedule. It messes with my work flow and having good light in the late afternoons. Now, there is no light in the late afternoons...so I ended up with this shot of … [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...]