Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 12, 2012

Remember this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast from Slow Cooker week? I’ve been dying to try it. I’m a huge balsamic fan and was intrigued by the pork, brown sugar, balsamic flavor combination. (See: Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions, Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions, Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsamic Onions) […]


Roasted Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 9, 2012

Our house is now on the market. Which means I’m in “do-all-it-takes-to-keep-it-super-clean” mode. I’m coming up with as many shortcuts and time savers as I can to keep the house clean and picked up throughout the day. We’ve already had 2 showings…another one on the calendar for this weekend. In anticipation of this “someone could […]


Natural & Organic Deals For January

by Dana S on January 3, 2012

January is a great month for snagging deals on organic and natural foods due to the classic New Years Resolutions. Make sure to print off all the great coupons and stock up on the shelf stable organic goods! Deals on Amazon   Save up to 30% off Annie’s Natural Snacks when you use the  use the Subscribe & […]


Corn Chicken Chili

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 12, 2011

Here’s another warm and cozy chili for you to enjoy this winter. A spin on my Chicken Posole. Enjoy! Corn Chicken Chili Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 15 minutes Cooking Time – 25 minutes Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped, or about 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, […]


Natural & Organic Deals For December

by Dana S on December 6, 2011

Amazon Deals for December Save 25% off Earth’s Best Baby Food and Formula when you use the code: EARBEST3 + use the Subscribe & Save option. Save on Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking Mixes are still 25% off when you use the code PAMHOL22 + use the Subscribe & Save option. Save up to 30% off Kashi products when you […]


Natural & Organic Deals for October

by Dana S on October 4, 2011

Is it really fall already? The leaves are turning, the hot apple cider is brewing. What a beautiful season! Here are great deals to help you save more in October: Amazon Deals for October For our readers that are gluten free, you are going to love this special! Amazon is offering up to an additional […]


On busy weeknights I content myself with feeding my family “Real Fast Food” – meals that are made of real ingredients and that come together faster than the local pizza company can deliver pizza.


Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 12, 2011

The first snack featured on After School Snack week comes from Nancy at Real Food, Allergy Free.


Southwest Wild Rice Pilaf – Friday Night Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 9, 2011

I’ve had some wild rice in my pantry for way too long…and it’s time to use it up! I like wild rice…but not “all” wild rice. Meaning I don’t like to eat just wild rice as a side dish…even when it’s flavored well, cooked in stock, etc. It has a “harsh” taste, if you will. […]


Slow Cooker Applesauce – Maple Sweetened

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2011

When you “accidentally” pick 30 pounds of apples, you’ve got to do something…and do it quick!