Denise’s Bacon Ranch Potatoes

by Denise on July 11, 2013

We absolutely love to grill out, really any time of the year, but we do seem to cook on the grill much more often in the summer months and these potatoes are one of our favorite dishes to make. I’d been planning to make them all week long but the weather hasn’t cooperated since we’ve […]


Juicy Salsa Burger – What’s the Secret Ingredient?!?

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 5, 2013

My boys love burgers. It’s generally what they order off the kids’ menu when we go out for dinner, and what they would request if I asked them what they wanted to grill for dinner. When Hellmann’s asked us to give this new recipe for the Juicy Salsa Burger a try, I hoped it would […]


Grilled New York Pork Chops with Zucchini & Tomatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was challenged by the National Pork Board to come up with a pork chop recipe for under $10…easy peasy! But what surprised me was that I had to use a New York Pork Chop. A New York Pork Chop??? What in the world is a New York Pork Chop? Sounds […]


My husband called me while waiting in an airport for his flight home last week. It soon became obvious that he was hungry because he started telling me how much he loved my wraps. Then he started sharing ideas for wraps that I could make him in the future. I was pretty sure by “the […]

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Cherry Limeade Punch

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 10, 2013

So this past weekend, this happened. It happens about once a year, and goes against all that I teach, preach and live by. I went to the grocery store without a list.  Danger. Danger. Danger. I caution you against shopping without a list. I did it, but ended up making a list in the store. […]


Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 5, 2013

So we’ve turned up the A/C downstairs to help keep the utility bill as low as possible, and I’ve already found myself not using the oven much anymore! That means the majority of our dinners are being cooked outside. (And those that aren’t grilled are “no-cook” dinners, as in the case of last night, when I […]


Balsamic Meat & Mushroom Kebabs

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 29, 2013

Y’all…the grilling bug has hit our house. It seems we are outside grilling and eating at least 3 nights a week these days. The last few weeks have been out of town on the weekends, so during the week it’s been a “pantry and freezer clean-out.” Literally…clean out the food and then clean out the […]


Alea’s Korean Barbecue Chicken

by Alea on May 28, 2013

I really enjoy the Korean Barbecue Chicken at one of our local restaurants and occasionally find an excuse to stop in. However a while back I realized that for less than the cost of one meal at the restaurant, I could make enough at home to feed my whole family and the neighbors. Seriously! And […]


Grilled Banana Splits

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 24, 2013

(Turns out, it’s SUPER RIDICULOUSLY HARD to photograph ice cream on smoking hot banana slices!) That’s right y’all…bananas grilled, then split-ified and topp-ified. Well, technically they are split then grilled…but I thought Split Grilled Bananas wouldn’t sit right. So we have Grilled Banana Splits.  Here’s how it works. Split the banana down the middle, lengthwise […]


Perfect Recipes for Your Memorial Day Gathering

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 20, 2013

Summer is here. It seemed to come out of nowhere this year. I know the weather has been wonky all over…but just last week we were enjoying what was to be the last of some late spring weather. Then I went to LA for some meetings, then to Houston for LegoKidsFest, returning last night to […]