15 Divine Chocolate Desserts

by Jenn K on October 3, 2014

Cookies, cakes, pies, brownies…doesn’t matter. I’ll eat them all if they contain chocolate. Maybe not all at one sitting or will I?! Enjoy these 15 Divine Chocolate Desserts! Sharing is optional. Chocolate Cookies Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies Waffle Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten Free, Dairy […]


Pear Mascarpone Crostata

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 1, 2014

Oh my drool fest. I don’t get fancy too often, but when I do…I go big. Like with this Pear Marscapone Crostada! This is a divine autumn dessert. Or breakfast. Or midnight snack. Go big or go home my friend!  Pear Mascarpone Crostata Yield – 8 servings Preparation Time – 30 minutes (+30 min in the […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 30, 2014

Alright friends. There is nothing sexy about the way this looks. In fact, I think it looks the opposite of sexy. I didn’t have any ice cream or whipped cream to garnish this with…so I’m left with un-sexy looking apple crisp. But let me talk to you a minute about the taste. The taste is […]


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, […]