How to Season Hamburger Patties

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 17, 2013

So I might be the last one on the planet to do it this way… In the past, I’ve seasoned hamburger patties on the grill…while they were grilling. And while it works, it wasn’t going to work for me last weekend when we were having a bunch of family over for dinner. I wanted to […]


Grilled Pomegranate Chicken with Mango BBQ Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 6, 2013

Grilling season is officially upon us. Well, it’s been upon us here in South Texas for a few weeks…some days better than others for grilling. I’m thinking the last “really cold” front has passed through and we’ve been enjoying some lovely weather as a result. This weekend we had my sister and her family over […]


Grillin’ Time – Pinterest Board of the Month

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 1, 2013

So it’s time to feature another board. (Hardly believe it’s already May!) This month, I’ve chosen the Grillin’ Time board…as it’s grilling season for most parts of the country. (Or all parts…my uncle grills year round in northern North Dakota! Brr!) I’ve teamed up with a slew of bloggers to bring you the best grilling […]


Grilled Mashed Potatoes Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 22, 2013

  Mashed potatoes with grilled potatoes. Delish! I’d like to introduce you all to the Klondike Rose potato. I’m sure you are familiar with Russet potatoes, baby red potatoes…what they look like, how to cook with them. But don’t pass these guys up in the produce department. I love that you don’t have to peel […]


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 […]


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 […]