Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Pork Roast | 5DollarDinners

So pork tenderloins were on super sale last week. So I bought one...with the intention of cutting it in half to use for 2 meals. I'd originally thought I would make 2 different meals, but as I was mixing this recipe up...I was completely overcome with the smells of the cranberry sauce and the many holiday memories that came with it. I got out another apple and another can of … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Chili


It's always risky experimenting with recipes when you have guests over for dinner. But it's also that you get great feedback. Good or bad. And this chili...only good feedback :) We had our family join us for dinner last weekend and this is what I made. I can't not purchase butternut squash at the store each week because they are so inexpensive. So easy to cook … [Read more...]

Allergy-Free Roasted Potato Chunks

Allergy Free Roast Potatoes

This is such a fantastic, remarkably simple side dish free of just about everything. It's perfect for a very restricted diet! This recipe yields 2-3 servings, so feel free to double it and put the potatoes in a 13x9 rather than the suggested 8x8. Roasted Potato Chunks Yield - 2-3 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 30  minutes Ingredients 1 … [Read more...]

Burrito Cups

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We've all seen (or had) the 7 layer dip cups to serve at parties. But what about dinner in a cup. Specifically, burrito dinner in a cup. Sure burritos, require tortillas...but what if you can't eat tortillas. We have a kid who is currently off gluten (and a number of other foods) because of some chronic respiratory issues that are not being resolved with medication. Being … [Read more...]

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa – $5 Dinner Challenge


Years ago when we had our oldest on a gluten free diet, I quickly learned that the best way to do that diet on a budget is to avoid gluten all together. And bake sparingly, and from scratch. I learned to base our meals around sweet potatoes, potatoes and brown rice. Adding in brown rice pasta, as our budget allowed. At the moment, we have 1 kid off dairy and soy, another kid … [Read more...]