Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes

2 Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes | 5DollarDinners.com

Here’s how this time of year goes: You’re so busy doing the fun stuff, you’d prefer dinner to cook itself. But then, you remember all the treats you have been snacking on at work or all the icing you and the kids ingested making cookies or the thousands of calories you inhaled at the Thanksgiving table, and your stomach doesn’t feel like eating at all. Sound … [Read more...]

Pollo Asado with Rice & Beans

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Can you forgive me? This happens to me every year and I adjusted my camera settings as best I could...but the silly time change doesn't only mess with your infant and toddler (who am I kidding, everyone's) sleep schedule. It messes with my work flow and having good light in the late afternoons. Now, there is no light in the late afternoons...so I ended up with this shot of … [Read more...]

King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

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So. I've been wanting to make this for a very long time. But haven't had an occasion to because we don't consume much dairy because of allergies/intolerances among family members. When I learned that my friend needed a meal, this came up top of mind and boom, here it is. I have enjoyed many a King Ranch Chicken Spaghetti meal...but wanted to put 2 new spins on … [Read more...]

Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto

Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto | 5DollarDinners.com

I'm all about making life as easy as possible. Especially in the kitchen. This one-pot meal requires little attention from the chef unlike traditional risotto, but still tastes and looks so elegant. The borlotti beans are an Italian brown bean that can be replaced with pinto beans. It offers great color contrast. But I've made this with white beans, too, which is a better … [Read more...]

Moroccan Beef Stew ~ New 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipe!

Moroccan Beef Stew

It's time to kick the flavor up a couple notches in your next stew. This is a really interesting stew with a whole lot going on in the flavor department. You have the beef with the chickpeas...that soak up the cumin and cinnamon flavors. Then there's the sweetness from the golden raisins and the salt-y zip from the kalamata olives. This stew is seriously a party on your … [Read more...]