Holiday Peanut Butter Monster Cookies with The Coupon Book Coupons

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 18, 2014

Ok. I’ve got some great news. I’ve teamed up with a new coupon site, The Coupon Book, to let you know about a new way to save money on your favorite grocery brands. It didn’t take me long to figure out how I was going to take advantage of this month’s coupons. I found one for […]


New Holiday Baking Recipe ~ Chocolate Cherry Chiperoons

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

Chiperoon??? Yes. Chiperoon. If a Macaroon and a Chocolate Chip Cookie got married and had a kid…it would be a chip-eroon. Which is exactly what you find here! You’re planning a cookie exchange, attending one, or just baking up a storm and wanna try a new cookie recipe, look no further! These are all about the fruity […]


White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2014

Two dudes in my family aren’t fans of chocolate chip cookies. CCCs are generally my go-to cookie because I have my favorite recipe memorized and can make them from scratch without too much thought. Since there is usually some grumbling from a portion of the dude crowd whenever chocolate chip cookies are made, I’m trying […]


Peppermint Bark Brownies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 9, 2014

Holiday treat alert! If you’re making treats for teachers, friends, neighbors, etc…might I recommend these! I’ve take my favorite brownie recipe base…and added in some peppermint extract and topped with a crispy layer of white chocolate and crushed peppermints. You could, of course, just make a box mix and top with the white chocolate and […]


Salted Carmelitas Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 8, 2014

Please pardon the iphone photo. An unnamed toddler managed to hide my memory card for my camera. Sigh.  This is one of my favorite desserts. It really is. Seriously, my sister makes these on occasion and I almost eat the entire pan. I would eat them for dinner if that was ‘allowed.’ My taste buds […]

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15 Holiday Recipes for Cookies, Fudge, Truffles & More

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

Whether you are baking for your own family or sharing with friends, neighbors, and coworkers, holiday cookies are always a delight! I think sometimes we get so caught up in finding the best deals during the holidays that we tend to forget that homemade gifts (especially edible ones!) can be the perfect gift for a […]

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Pumpkin Pistachio Truffles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 3, 2014

Did someone say pistachio??? Pistachios are my husband’s favorite nut and his favorite kind of ice cream, so anything pistachio is a big hit at our house. Combine it with pumpkin…some sweetness and we have a winner of a dessert! Not only am I crushing on these flavor combinations, I adore the crunch from the […]


Pumpkin Cinnamon Biscuits with Browned Butter Frosting

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 26, 2014

  Cancel your Thanksgiving morning breakfast plans RIGHT.NOW. and make these instead. Seriously, the tastes and delicious flavors of Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls…in a fraction of the time! Whether you were planning Pumpkin Pie French Toast, an egg casserole or flipping pancakes, you really should scratch those plans and make these instead. You can enjoy […]

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34 Recipes for a Delicious Thanksgiving Feast

by Jenn K on November 18, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving time!  With heaping spoonfuls of turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and dessert.  A sweet time of fellowship with friends and family as you embrace thankfulness for all your blessings. And eat. Twice. Enjoy your time and try out some new recipes at your Thanksgiving feast this year… Appetizers & Drinks Butternut […]


13 Amazing Holiday Dessert Recipes

by Jenn K on November 14, 2014

I’m all about the dessert when it comes to holiday feasts. I mean, the other dishes are awesome too, but holiday desserts are always so special and tasty and without calories, right?!  It’s the one time of year I’ll splurge on the dessert plate and try it all.  At least once. Here are a few […]