Spinach Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

Strawberry Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Splurge Confession! I've shared in the past how I'm a total 'saladforlunch-itarian' - meaning that I eat a salad for lunch most days of the week. Well, I wanted to share my latest salad obsession and the reason I'm obsessed! It's the dressing. (See photo below.) I can blame my mom for this one...she has turned me into a Brianna's salad dressing fanatic, despite the … [Read more...]

Creamy Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas

Creamy Gnoochi with Peas and Bacon Recipe on 5DollarDinners.com

This recipe is inspired by 2 things...first, I was grabbing a few ingredients to make some pasta meals for our church group gathering we were hosting. I spotted a package of gnocchi that I hadn't seen before in this store and it was priced at $1.99. I grabbed 2 packages to make a giant batch of this for everyone coming over. (Note: the recipe below is written for 4 people, so … [Read more...]

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Dip

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Dip from 5DollarDinners.com

We're coming up on the spring time of the year when sweet potatoes go on sale for a short window of time, dredging up memories of autumn that have been all but covered by mounds of snow. And these same awesome sweet potatoes remind us that the beauty of spring is here to revive us again. Therefore, it seemed appropriate to use baked sweet potatoes in an enchilada-inspired … [Read more...]

The Very Best White Mexican Cheese or Queso Blanco Dip ~ Viva Fiesta!

White Mexican Cheese Dip Recipe - Queso Blanco Dip-7

This is the part where I'm going to embarrass myself. But in the process, I think I'll find a new tribe of queso-lovers. This goes back 2 months, let me tell the story... Back in early February, I met some girlfriends for dinner at a new restaurant in San Antonio called Tacos and Tequila. It's a joint out of Austin and they are expanding into other cities and I'm so glad … [Read more...]

Thai Chicken Bake

Thai Chicken Bake Recipe on 5DollarDinners.com

I recently shared how I wanted to rekindle my romance with Thai food after enjoying some Thai take-out when I was visiting my sister a few months back...except it is super expensive to go out for Thai food regularly, so instead I'm making it at home more. I put together a Chicken Pineapple Curry that you cook on the stovetop, and decided a similar baked version was in … [Read more...]