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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Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2013

Yesterday we had a packed day…church and Sunday school, then home for lunch, then back out the door to drop off the baby with Nana, in time to get to the Woodlawn Theatre for the A Christmas Story, Musical. (Fabulous show, if you are in San Antonio!) While we were shuffling through the kitchen, I […]


Petit Elefant just ramped up the deliciousness of hot cocoa during cold winter months with these Peppermint Marshmallows!  Not only will your family enjoy them, but she shows us an easy way to package them up for a great holiday gift for neighbors, coworkers, teachers, and more. Tune in every day for the next twelve […]


Boring old popcorn bags need to move over!  We’ve got a new recipe to share for Peppermint Popcorn Bark from Plain Chicken that will liven up your family movie nights or office parties.  This recipe makes a lot, so be ready to throw some in holiday bags and hand out as fun treats this year! […]


Tis the Season to be making and baking Christmas cookies for family and friends. We have our favorites but enjoy trying new cookies. Thanks to the wonderful world of blogging we can now go on Pinterest and visually see an unlimited amount of new tasty holiday temptations. What are some of your family favorite Christmas […]


Gobble up the delicious taste of pecan pie without all the calories with these No Bake Pecan Pie Cookies from We Bake Cookies!  These also make great food gifts for loved ones. *Note: I didn’t say low calorie or no calorie cookies.  They are cookies.  There will be calories.  Tune in every day for the […]

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Ok, yesterday’s fudge recipe led us to find another one…this time using white baking chocolate and chock-full of dried apricots, cherries, and cranberries from Taste of Home’s White Christmas Fudge! Tune in every day for the next twelve days to find a new Christmas Cookie recipe!  So far we’ve shown you: Day #1: White Chocolate […]