Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan Pasta Bake

Sun-Dried Tomato Parmesan Pasta Bake

Let me tell you where this meal comes from. It comes from the fact that I absolutely adore this skillet recipe (and thought it needed an oven-version!)...AND...the fact that I have a jar of sun-dried tomatoes leftover from the recent 20 Meals for $150 meal plan! I love sun-dried tomatoes and the flavor that they add to a meal, especially pasta. This pasta bake calls for … [Read more...]

Creamy Tomato Soup with Homemade Pesto

Creamy Tomato Soup with Pesto

So it's hot. And you might think that I'm a little silly for sharing a soup recipe in the summer. But I'm having this soup chilled. Although, you could certainly warm this up. The homemade basil pesto is an absolutely lovely complement to the chilled tomato soup. As I took each bite (do you bite soup? maybe slurp? but that sounds so unlady like?), I would grab a … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Bean & Corn with Salsa Soup

Vegetarian Bean & Corn with Salsa Soup | 5DollarDinners.com

Last winter, I made this soup nearly every other day because it's THAT good.  So easy and healthy and yummy! Because everything is already cooked, the heating option depends on the time you have before dinner. It heats in the microwave, on the stove, or in a slow cooker. It's so versatile, you can serve it with quesadillas, rice or just about anything else. One more … [Read more...]

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Please pardon the iphone photo above. I did what I could with it in my photo editing software, but it's still an iphone photo! ;) I've done a number of stuffed potatoes and sweet potatoes on the site over the years, but never these. I love them because they are a great way to use up leftover chili. In your week's menu, you can schedule a chili meal, perhaps with some … [Read more...]