Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Did.Someone.Say.Bacon. Bacon Vinaigrette. Yes, yes I did say that. And if you haven't ever made a warm bacon vinaigrette and poured it over a salad that is packed full of other powerful and complementary flavors, you are missing out on an important thing in life. Warm bacon vinaigrette over a spinach salad should definitely be on your food bucket list. And you should … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Price Comparison of New Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal Packets vs. DIY Packets

Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal Packets: Store Bought vs Homemade | 5DollarDinners.com

{Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!} So here is the first in a series of 'grocery hacks' or price comparisons for buying a convenience product vs. making it yourself. I'm totally not surprised at who won this 'price comparison' and 'grocery hack' competition. I'm just surprised at by how much they won! And by how it didn't take that long to pull the DIY packets together! I … [Read more...]

Italian Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Homemade Balsamic Dressing | 5DollarDinners.com

I love me some balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's a RARE occasion that I don't order it with a salad when out for dinner. And I LOVE to make it at home for my lunch salads. {More on my recent 'saladforlunch-atarian' confession.} I think balsamic vinaigrette 'goes' on just about any salad, but it's especially delicious on this Italian inspired salad. Toss this gluten free … [Read more...]

NEW Recipe! Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Creamy Ranch Chicken Skillet Recipe-8

Homemade 'cream of soup' sauce are a bazillion times better than the canned version. Because they taste better...fresher...and because you know exactly the ingredients that were added to the sauce. You can pronounce them all. And then there's the you can season it as you like. Give it some garlic flare. Or a punch of onion flavor. I began making homemade 'cream of soup' … [Read more...]

Creamy Ranch Chicken Skillet Dinner ~ New 31 Days of Skillet Dinners Recipe

Creamy Ranch Chicken Skillet Dinner | 5DollarDinners.com

So this is seriously, slamming delicious. Like, gourmet restaurant delicious. I'm not sure if it's the homemade 'cream of mushroom' sauce {photo tutorial below} or the homemade ranch dressing mix. It's probably the combination of the ranch and mushroom flavors, all cream-ified together. Whatever it is, it's slamming delicious. Like Ka-Bam. Slam. Jam. Delicious. My … [Read more...]