Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

Make Ahead Oatmeal Methods on 5DollarDinners.com

So...it the 'mom's new year' as many people call it. August is the time when moms all over regroup from the leisurely days of sleeping in, pool fun and all other summer activities. Regrouping involves a shift in mindset back into routine and structure, but it often involves getting up earlier, having to get breakfast prepared and lunch boxes packed, in a hustle to get out the … [Read more...]

Sloppy Joe Bowls

Sloppy Joe Bowls

This recipe is featured in the 21 Gluten Free Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. I had the most fun making these Sloppy Joes...probably the most fun time ever making Sloppy Joes. Reason being...I had help from the oldest sous chef in the house. Ryan is almost 9 and I decided to use … [Read more...]

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

We love Sloppy Joes (and Janes) at our house. We love them slider style (which is actually easier for the kids!), cheesesteak style, meatless style, as well as the with the store bought can and the DIY sauce. Regardless of how they are made, we love them. I find in the summer months that they are an easy go to recipe for us...the kids love them, they are a perfect dinner … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion & Barbecue Meatloaf

Caramelized Onion Barbecue Meatloaf-2

Sometimes I wish I blogged only about burgers. Just burgers, that is all. Because I adore burgers...grilled at home, from a restaurant, even fast food (but Whataburger only!) burgers. Here's one of my all time favorite burger. I think you can see why. Anytime there is burger on the menu that has caramelized onions, I'm sold. Because if I could blog about only … [Read more...]

How to Make the Perfect S’mores

Perfect S'mores Trick

This past week was our spring break...and we enjoyed a part stay-cation here in San Antonio, followed by a long weekend at my friend's ranch-river house near Leakey, TX. It was little boy heaven and no one wanted to leave, myself included. My happy, carefree, adventurous Charlie, walking through the river. Nevermind that wet jeans are....well, wet jeans! My shy, … [Read more...]