July 4th Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2014

We’ve got all kinds of fun and frugal ideas for your July 4th BBQ, party, picnic, or backyard bash! Here’s a list of some of our favorites from the archives… Beverages Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Raspberry Ice Cubes Peach Orange Punch July 4th Smoothies Protein Rich Orange Berry Smoothie Breakfasts Red, White, & Blue Pancakes […]

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Memorial Day Recipe Round-up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 21, 2014

We always grill on Memorial Day weekend.  It’s just tradition.  Being in the backyard with the boys running around, maybe a sprinkler going, smelling the deliciousness coming from the grill, and hearing neighborhood children chatter and play all around us.  Love it! Wishing you an enjoyable and memorable Memorial Day as we celebrate and honor […]


Featured Pinterest Board: Grilling Time!

by Jenn K on May 15, 2014

One of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to avoid heating our kitchen in the Texas summers is by grilling outdoors!  I love the taste of food that’s been grilled – yummo!  And, I love that you can grill an entire meal on the grill from the meat and side dishes to even dessert! Take a […]


Print a coupon to save 55¢ on any jar of Claussen Pickles!  If you have a Kroger nearby that has the Mega Sale going on, then Claussen pickles are included!!  So, print now to use at Kroger (or another local grocery store), or print and save the coupon for an upcoming sale. Check out the […]


BBQ Bacon Burgers

by Jenn K on October 20, 2013

Barbecue.  Bacon.  Burgers.  That’s all I need to say! Fresh & Easy grocery store offers a special made BBQ Bacon Burgers and they are priced in a way that makes the convenience of the pre-made patties well worth it! BBQ Bacon Burgers Yield – 8 servings Preparation Time – 5 minutes Cooking Time – 20 […]


Bobby Jo, Freezing Chicken Breasts & The Food I Prepped Before My Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 30, 2013

Yes, I’m still here. Last week was a bit nutty. Cuatro and I hit the road to New York and then Atlanta for some media meetings and then to speak on a panel. Turns out traveling with a crawling baby means you have approximately 13.5 minutes over 4 days to open your computer to work. […]


Grilled Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 4, 2013

Lately, I’ve been spending more time on Google+. (Come on over and say hi!) I still don’t “get it” completely and it hasn’t become a part of my routine like Facebook and Pinterest are, but I do come across the most delicious and droolworthy desserts and meals. Like this Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie. (I’m not […]


BBQ Meatball Kebabs

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 28, 2013

Well, these babies didn’t last long in the freezer. I made up 2 batches of BBQ meatballs over the weekend, in an attempt to prepare myself for the back to school frenzy…and here is the first of 2 new recipes using BBQ meatballs. (I hope to share the other next week…if I get it made […]


Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches, Mango & Pineapple

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 19, 2013

This meal is inspired by 2 things… Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches recipe. A family favorite. And conversation that I had with a food stylist that helped me out with a recent media segment. We got to chatting about what goes well with grilled pork chops…I said peaches, she said mango, I said pineapple…and […]


Magda’s Grilled Individual Pizzas

by Jenn K on July 18, 2013

It is summertime and the living is easy, even when everyone in your family wants different toppings on their pizza.  This is a quick and easy way to make great crispy pizzas that everyone will love. The bonus, you don’t have to heat up your kitchen to have great, homemade pizza! Grilled Individual Pizzas Yield […]