Tex Mex Beef & Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Beef & Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Tonight we're revamping an old recipe from 2010 for this month's 31 Days of Skillet Dinners series. It's p.a.c.k.e.d. full of protein and will fill up the bottomless pits that show up at your dinner table every night. Beef + beans + quinoa = protein-town! (My older 2 boys must be going through growth spurts...because boy can they eat! It's a good thing that I know how to … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Hash ~ New 31 Days of Skillet Dinners Recipe!

Sweet Potato Chicken Sausage Skillet Dinner Recipe-6

If only my stomach were a little larger. Because if it were, I would have tried to eat this entire skillet. All by myself. This is a phenomenal combination of sweetness, heartiness and warmth. It's a great, simple meal that will warm your tummy on these FRIGID COLD DAYS. {And yes, it's totally okay to stand over the skillet to keep yourself warm!} It's not even 'that … [Read more...]

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice & White Beans {Vegetarian}

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice and White Beans | 5DollarDinners.com

How does your family feel about tomato sauce? I mean, we all know pasta is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But the love of the sauce is important here. Because this recipe is a Mediterranean twist on tomato sauce and is served over rice. A couple of tricks to make this recipe super easy for you: If your family isn't particularly fond of the tough skin on grape … [Read more...]

Monkey Breakfast Salad

Monkey Breakfast Salad on 5DollarDInners.com

I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas. And when I saw this one on Pinterest, I knew instantly that it would become part of my regular rotation. I often make the kids baked oatmeal, or muffins, or scrambled eggs for breakfast, but find myself usually making something different. When they have cereal and sausage, I grab a muffin from the freezer to eat in the car during … [Read more...]

Hoppin’ John Recipe for a Hoppin’ New Year

Hoppin' John Recipe

Black eyed peas make me think of two things. Well, three really. 1. The band. What fun music they produce! {bustin' out the dance moves} 2. My grandfather. He passed away many years ago, but I remember going to visit him in Houston when I was a kid. We'd eat at one of two restaurants near his home. I preferred 'The Black Eyed Pea,' right on I-10. It's long gone now, but … [Read more...]