Grilled Citrus Salmon Packets

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2012

If you’re my uncle, grilling season never ends. But for some of us, it’s time to switch over to all those fall comfort foods we love! But before you go switchin’ up the menus, you’ve got to try these Grilled Citrus Salmon Packets. Enjoy this with some rice or grilled garlic bread, and some fresh […]


Grilled Italian Chicken Panini

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 20, 2012

Hey y’all! I’m sharing a fantastic summer meal for you all over on’s Food for Thought Blog. While I love a great salad for lunch most days, I also like to mix things up…and this panini is the perfect way to do that! It calls for things that you probably already have on hand…marinara, […]


This Honey Mustard Chicken and Potato recipe is easy to make and can be cooked on the grill to help keep the kitchen cool.


Grilled Beef Fajita Taquitos with Avocado Ranch Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 29, 2012

I just love getting crazy in the kitchen, working hard to be creative with ingredients that I have in my pantry or freezer, to come up with a delicious and nutritious dinner for my guys! This meal is one of those! Mission Foods challenged me to come up with a new recipe that is easy […]


July 4th Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 29, 2012

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 Side Dishes Sandy Fruit Kebabs Strawberry-Blueberry Poppy Seed Salad Chilled Summer […]

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Mushroom and Pepper Grill-Fry – New Recipe on The Mushroom Channel

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 22, 2012

We have been doing quite a bit of grilling these last few weeks…because it’s just too too too hot for this mama to want to heat up her kitchen. I’ve shared another delicious grill-fry for you guys over on the Mushroom Channel’s blog…make haste to get the recipe, so you can grill it up next […]

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5 Ways to Grill Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 18, 2012

It’s been a long time. Too long of a time, since I’ve done a “5 Ways” post. Because we’ve been grilling lots and lots these past few weeks, I thought a grilling something version of 5 Ways was in order. So we’ll start with potatoes. Below, you’ll find 5 different ways to grill potatoes. And […]


Chicken, Pineapple, Pepper Kebabs

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 4, 2012

This weekend I was really craving some teriyaki kebabs…I knew I had the canned pineapple (new coupon out for Dole…save and use with $1 sale for $.50 cans!), the chicken and we had a few peppers in the fridge that we didn’t use last week. So I thought teriyaki kebabs would be perfect. I figured […]


Cheeseburger ‘n Fries Kebabs – New on

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 28, 2012

I’m in love with these. In a lotta love with these. Really. They are so so so easy to put together, make very little mess and there was not a clean plate at the table. As we approach the September release of my third cookbook (gah!!!), I’ll be sharing more recipes over on this […]

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Roasted Red Cabbage with Homemade Ranch Dressing

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 6, 2012

Cabbage may be one of those veggies that you see on sale throughout the summer, but you’re not sure what to do with it. Besides making cole slaw, of course! I ran across these roasted cabbage wedges from Martha, but decided that they would be even better if my homemade ranch dressing poured over top. […]