Tricia’s Cool Uses for Cucumbers

by Tricia H on July 25, 2013

With a larger family of five children from preschool to high school, I am all the time looking for new ways to eat healthy and fill tummies! Thanks to our small, square foot garden, we’ve enjoyed large amounts of cucumbers. We are eating cucumbers in all kinds of ways for lunches and sides for suppers […]

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Sauteed Okra Recipe

by Tricia H on June 27, 2013

Summer comes and it’s always time for fried okra. But it’s also always good to have a lighter version of a garden favorite. That’s when it’s time to slice up and saute your okra. Four cups of sliced okra makes a wonderful side for my family of seven. Yum! Sauteed Okra Yield – 8 servings […]

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Join the Home Depot Garden Club, Save $5!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 6, 2013

Join the Home Depot Garden Club and get a $5 coupon. You’ll also receive up to $300 in savings throughout the year! {Click on the banner to join!} On a personal note, I’m looking forward to gardening again this year. Because of the pregnancy and newborn stage of life that we’ve just come through, I’ve […]


Dana’s Greek Salad

by Dana S on February 19, 2013

This Greek Salad recipe comes from my Greek babysitter. She makes the most delicious, tangy salad dressing that cannot be beat over crunchy vegetables topped with yummy feta cheese. This is a great salad to add to your family’s “salad rotation,” as it will help keep veggies tang-iliciously interesting.   Greek Salad Yield – 4-6 […]


As we head into the summer months, my beloved slow cooker switches into high gear.


The Strawberries are Running…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 28, 2012

The first year I planted our single strawberry plant, we had a few berries. The next year, we got one runner plant that took up resident right next to the original plant. Last year, we had 3 or 4 more runner plants. And this year, the runners have taken over the little plot that they […]


Gardening is Cheaper Than…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 17, 2012

Yes. And yes. Agree with this t-shirt?


Upcycle Wooden Crate – Herb Garden

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 3, 2012

Herb Garden Passion will teach you all you need to know about growing herbs…including upcycling a wooden crate for them to grow in! Photo Credit


Mason Jar Herb Garden {Camilla Styles}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 25, 2012

Love this idea for those with no much space, or those who want to keep it simple but still grow herbs in their kitchen. Position near a window in some direct sunlight to keep them growing and growing. And if you decide to take them outside, you could transfer them into a larger pot or […]


Protect Plant Markers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 18, 2012

Absolutely, positively genius way to mark your seeds, or plants in your garden. Just rinse and use glass jars from spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce or other glass jars. Read more gardening posts from $5 Dinners. Photo Credit