Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

What's this about a rice cooker? Turns out, it works a bit like a slow cooker. Only a little faster. It uses less energy than cooking on a stove. And, for me, seems to make less of a mess. Try it sometime. Like with this soup. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are about as American as apple pie, right?  And tomato soup seems like one of the standard things to come in to from … [Read more...]

ON SALE NOW: The $5 Dinner Mom’s Ultimate Freezer Cooking Guide

Ultimate Freezer Cooking Guide | 5DollarDinners.com

Freezer Cooking...it saves the day for me so often. More times than I can count in the recent past. It's a sanity saver, a life saver and a huge money saver! It really is amazing how you can invest a little time upfront and then reap the rewards for weeks to come!  Over time, I've found myself answering the same questions about freezer cooking over and over...in a blog … [Read more...]

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

Pollo Asado Recipe on 5DollarDinners.com

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...]