Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ Vegetarian & Freezer Friendly

Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ freezer friendly! | 5DollarDinners.com

My husband has begged for me to make this simple recipe since his mother made it over the summer. Now that it's winter, I really see the need to humor him. Blended okra (or sliced if you like the flavor and texture) thickens the gumbo. Corn starch is an acceptable alternative if okra isn't available in your grocer's freezer. Speaking of the freezer, this meal is freezable … [Read more...]

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Right before Christmas, Cuatro and I flew up to Pittsburgh to spend the week with my sister, niece and brand spanking new nephew. I was there to help her entertain my niece, so she could nap. And to get some meals into her freezer. And just be there for moral support while her husband was busy working strange shifts at the hospital. And to help with the middle of the night … [Read more...]

Chocolate Lava Popcorn

Chocolate Lava Popcorn | 5DollarDinners.com

This stuff will knock your socks off. We love making popcorn in the air popper. Just the other day, the kids figured out that they could put the popped popcorn back into popper and it will fly everywhere when they plug it back in! (Yes, I was watching...and was curious as to what they were up to and closely supervised the entire event. I had just popped some popcorn and … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Smoky Brisket & Cajun 15 Bean Soup – Big Flavor for the Big Game!

Brisket & 15 Bean Soup Recipe

Oh my smoky good-gracious-ness. Please, take a spoon and reach through the screen for a bite. I picked up half a pound of brisket from a nearby BBQ joint and dropped into the slow cooker with a bag of beans and other pantry staples...and WOW-WY! This is a fantastic way to use up any leftover BBQ meat...or you could just order extra next time you go out! I love pairing … [Read more...]