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...]

Bacon & Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Bacon, Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

I don't normally spend much time making lunch. Unless I'm making this beautiful sandwich. It's usually made on the weekends...when I don't have to rush the baking the bacon or caramelizing the onions. Or, you could totally make this for dinner too. Would be great with a simple side salad or with some tomato soup. Or if I'm really craving it during the week, I'll get the … [Read more...]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad Recipe

So. I'm a 'saladforlunch-atarian.' I eat salads for lunch almost every day. 6.5 times a week. And the day that I don't have salad, I have bowl of black bean or vegetable soup. Really, just to keep from being burnt out on salads for lunch. I usually throw 2 to 3 veggies on top, depending on what's in the fridge from the sales that week. I sometimes add protein on top - in … [Read more...]

Winter Cobb Salad

Winter Cobb Salad

Cobb Salads. When I think of a Cobb Salad, I think salad on steroids. A salad with not enough greens and too many kinds of meat. Maybe that's because I generally get a Cobb salad when I'm traveling or out for dinner...but I can never finish them...they are just too much. So I've lightened things up a bit from a 'traditional' Cobb salad with this one. It's got 5 … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese | 5DollarDinners.com

Can I share something personal with you? Like...one of those things that I don't care to admit publicly. But I will anyways. Because I know I'm not alone in this. At least I hope I'm not!  Pretzel rolls. I can totally binge on them. Not I can. But I do. They are one of the non-sweet foods that I can actually binge on. I'll spare you the list of sweet foods that I … [Read more...]