5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

I have a problem. But I know it's a problem and I'm working on it. Each week is different, some weeks better than others. Here is my problem: I bite off more than I can chew. (Not with food...with our schedule.) While I crave simplicity and flexibility, I also know that I don't like to be bored. So if I'm not working, then I've got a fun activity scheduled. (Remember that … [Read more...]

Cumin Pork Roast with Black Beans

Cumin Pork & Beans Tacos | 5DollarDinners.com

I have a kid who doesn't like beans. He'll eat a few bites, but with hesitation! The other three kiddos have no issues with beans...in fact, last night the baby (toddler, really!) had beans and bean juice all over him. It was on his chin, his chest, his arms, his legs. He had a bib on, but he really needed a 'body bib.' When we eat spaghetti, I generally remove all of his … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Spring Vegetables

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I rarely. I mean rarely. Like practically never. Ever. Maybe once every 2 years. Look at other cookbooks. I use my own all the time (for reference in baking or to check if I've done that recipe before or to replicate a flavor combination, but cook it differently.) A few weeks ago, I was clearing out a cabinet above the kitchen desk. I was really looking for books to put into … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion & Barbecue Meatloaf

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Sometimes I wish I blogged only about burgers. Just burgers, that is all. Because I adore burgers...grilled at home, from a restaurant, even fast food (but Whataburger only!) burgers. Here's one of my all time favorite burger. I think you can see why. Anytime there is burger on the menu that has caramelized onions, I'm sold. Because if I could blog about only … [Read more...]

Honey Mustard Lentils & Rice Casserole

Honey Mustard Lentil Rice Casserole on 5DollarDinners.com

What's with the crazy half-fluffed photo, Erin? I know that's what your thinking. I haven't lost my mind. Well...since this cooking method is probably a new concept for many of you, I decided to just fluff half of the dish before snapping the photo so that you can see what it will look like when it comes out of the oven. And what it will look like once it's … [Read more...]