Homemade

How to Make an Egg Tortilla

by Jenn K on April 2, 2013

Egg Tortillas make a fantastic alternative to tortillas in the traditional breakfast taco. You start out cooking them like an omelet…except you use way less egg in the skillet so that they are thin enough to ‘roll’ and thick enough to hold cheese and other ingredients inside. Once you’ve made these egg tortillas, try them […]

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How to Bake Brown Rice in the Oven

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 25, 2013

Friends…I’m baking brown rice these days. For years, I’d made it on the stovetop, as that’s how I learned how to cook rice when I lived in the Dominican Republic years ago. Then I discovered the rice cooker. I’ve only been using my rice cooker for a few months, but I love it. It cooks […]

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7 Homemade Mix Recipes – From Taco Seasoning to Cocoa Mix

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 15, 2013

Some of the most popular recipes here on $5 Dinners are the homemade mixes. Their posts and pages get thousands of visits each week, so I thought I’d pull them all together into one place for you. Homemade Taco Seasoning Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix (with dairy free suggestion) Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix {Repin It} […]

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Grocery Store Shortcuts for Homemade Meals

by Denise on March 14, 2013

I really prefer to feed my family home cooked meals, but some days that just isn’t as easy as others. For example, I like to prepare pizza dough ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for future meals, however there are days that the family wants pizza but I completely forget to take […]

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Homemade Chicken Chow Mein Mix ~ Guest Post

by Jenn K on January 16, 2013

Thanks so much to Lisa from Mix It Up for sharing this great recipe with us. I’m currently on maternity leave and am so grateful for the help and support of my fellow bloggers during this time! ~Erin Chinese takeout is delicious, but because of all of the added MSG and the ridiculously high cost, […]

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Homemade Break ‘n Bake Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 19, 2012

Two cookie dough posts in one week. You’d think I was pregnant and craving cookies or something. (Oh wait.) Actually, I really should have included this in Monday’s How to Freeze Cookie Dough article, but we’ll let this one stand on its own. I love gifting people with homemade cookie dough. And this is a […]

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Magda’s Creme Caramel French Toast

by Jenn K on October 18, 2012

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, nutritionally speaking. This particular breakfast is NOT nutritional, but it is a wonderful, delicious, decadent breakfast for a special occasion. This is the breakfast that everyone asks for when it is their birthday or other special day. We have this a few times a year, and […]

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How to Freeze Cookie Dough

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2012

I’ve shared a few of my tips for how to freeze cookie dough in the past, and I wanted to revisit it again as we move into the holiday baking season. I’m planning on doing a couple of “dough makes” in November, as one way to stay ahead of myself once the crazy holidays hit. […]

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Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal {with Gluten Free variation!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 1, 2012

So we’ve had a handful of “brisk” mornings here in San Antonio. And by “brisk,” I mean the temp has dropped below 70. Which must mean fall is here because I’ve seen a number of people out wearing sweatshirts. Or my blood is already starting to thin out some, because it’s really not that cool? […]

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Sharon’s Easy Beef Stroganoff

by Sharon on June 28, 2012

A simple recipe for Easy Beef Stroganoff…

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