Amazing Apple Pie Ice Cream

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 24, 2014

Apple pie. In ice cream form. With crushed ginger snaps on top. Need I say more. Adore this homemade ice cream. Not only do you get to control all of the ingredients you use, it just tastes that much better because you made it. I’ve included directions for using an ice cream maker, as well […]


Salted Caramel Mocha Brownies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 5, 2014

Yesterday it was the homemade PCL. Today it’s the SCM in brownie form. Because I love ya. And firmly believe in these drinks and the flavor combinations…just homemade or disguised in a brownie. Because I don’t like spending $5 on a latte…especially when I can make dinner for my family for that much. So these […]


Chocolate Raspberry Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 21, 2014

Because I love chocolate and I love raspberries. And I love them together. mmmmm. mmmm. This is super simple and goes like this… Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. Follow the directions on the photo above, using a mini muffin tin. Freeze or chill the bites. (I prefer to freeze […]


I hope y’all have enjoyed the first few recipes in this month’s 31 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes series. This is the first new recipe that I’m sharing in the series…and I can’t wait to share the other new ones with you in the coming days and weeks! This Pear Blueberry Crumble recipe is adapted […]


How to Make the Perfect S’mores

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 17, 2014

This past week was our spring break…and we enjoyed a part stay-cation here in San Antonio, followed by a long weekend at my friend’s ranch-river house near Leakey, TX. It was little boy heaven and no one wanted to leave, myself included. My happy, carefree, adventurous Charlie, walking through the river. Nevermind that wet jeans […]


Today is national π Pi Day! And, how can we celebrate Pi Day without PIES?!  Enjoy some of our favorite pie recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner, and of course, dessert! Breakfast “Pies” Pumpkin Pie French Toast Egg Pie (aka Roasted Poblano Pepper Quiche) Lunch & Dinner Pies 15 Bean Pot Pie Shepherd’s Pie Sausage […]


Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Valentine’s Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 10, 2014

These Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Valentine’s Bites make for an easy after school snack or quick dessert idea this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Plus, if you are a big fan of eating cookie dough while you bake, then you’ll love this recipe!  It tastes just like it, but there’s no eggs, […]


Salted Caramel Brownie Parfaits

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 24, 2014

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t resist. I adore the salted caramel flavor. So I made this parfait. And then I died a little. Seriously, this is so good that it might have killed a few taste buds. This is a hybrid recipe cross my recent Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge and Raspberry Brownie Parfaits. If those […]


Kid-Made Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 20, 2013

Coat something in sprinkles, especially the Christmas variety, and it’s bound to be a hit, right?! The idea to coat a cookie dough truffle with sprinkles comes from a contestant at this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off. I decided that one of the several “cookies” that we would make this holiday season would be these chocolate chip […]


Homemade Gift Ideas: 9 Tasty Christmas Treats

by Jenn K on December 19, 2013

We are in the “less than a week before Christmas” frenzy, which can cause crazy stress as you try to figure out what to get a particular friend or loved one. How about instead of one more trip to the store or one more online order (really isn’t that the most fun way to shop?!), […]

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