How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven | 5DollarDinners.com

Have you ever cooked bacon in the oven?! It used to be that I'd cook a few pieces of bacon from the package in a skillet, occassionally the microwave if I was in a hurry. But this growing brood of boys of mine means I'm making a full package every.single.time. Because we like bacon. BACON. BAAAACCCCCOOOOOOOOON! It's pretty simple. Place all the bacon onto a … [Read more...]

How to Pan Roast Radishes

radishes-sauteed

Radishes.  Obscure. Underrated. They might be one of those vegetables that you pass up at the farmer's market or in the grocery store. But you shouldn't... They have a great peppery flavor with crisp, crunchy texture…until you cook them!  They are filled with Vitamin C, Potassium, antioxidants and fiber. Here are a few things I learned on my quest to unlock the … [Read more...]

How to Choose & Cut a Cantaloupe

Cutting Tutorial: How to Choose & Cut Cantaloupe | 5DollarDinners.com

Because I've been asked a number of times in the past few weeks, and recently showed a friend who was having dinner with us, I thought I'd share how I cut a cantaloupe to serve to the kids. Two of the kids have a 'skin issue'...meaning that they don't like the skin on any fruit. This leaves me cutting cantaloupes like this, rather than into wedges. Watch and see... When … [Read more...]

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Best Tips for When to Add Rice & Pasta

When to Add Rice and Pasta to the Slow Cooker

Making some meat or chicken with a sauce in the slow cooker can make for a wonderful meal. But cooking the rice or pasta “on the side” is not always necessary. With many recipes, you can add the rice or pasta right in and let it cook during the last bit of cooking. However, adding rice or pasta in at the beginning with the meat means you are going to have a mushy mess at the … [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...]