Vegetable Alfredo Sauce ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 13, 2014

Have you ever made your own alfredo sauce?! If not, I implore you. Challenge you. Demand you. (hehe!) No, I really think you should try it! I love playing with homemade white sauces, and in this case an alfredo sauce with veggies. Creamy, cheesy, salty and delicious over pasta! For this alfredo sauce, I decided to […]


Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Olives, and Feta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 10, 2014

I love how the Mediterranean flavors whisk me away to another place. I’m not sure that other flavors do that…but these flavors put images of far away places into my mind. A friend recently visited Cinque Terre in Italy and boy-oh-boy were her photos beautiful. Perhaps one day. One day. But for now, I’ll keep […]


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Linguini with Creamy Tomato Sauce {Live Cooking Demo}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 21, 2014

Finally. A cooking demo that doesn’t feature my 8 year old spanking himself, or a super fussy baby that has to sit on my lap while I cook… If y’all need budget gourmet, this is a meal for you. Get this one on your meal plan…ASAP. And before I get to the recipe, I must […]


Chili Pasta Bake

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 10, 2014

Our church is experiencing a flurry of new babies and I’m on the team that delivers meals to new mamas! I adore getting to see the tiny humans when I drop off the meal and I LOVE getting to serve new moms in this way. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking […]

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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Noodles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 5, 2014

Because sometimes spaghetti with meat sauce just gets old.  Y’all. I love garlic. I love cooking with it and add it to anything that it makes sense to add to. Last year, when I was super-preggers with Cuatro, the entire family got the flu. I had had my flu shot so figured it wouldn’t get […]


Magda’s Moroccan Homemade Hamburger Helper

by Jenn K on December 17, 2013

The other day, I had a delicious lamb tagine. It was a lovingly made, braised dish that took the chef hours to prepare. Though I generally dislike lamb, the chef used Australian lamb (which is a bit less game) and added enough wonderful Moroccan flavours, that I thoroughly enjoyed the dish. Regardless of how delicious […]


Merissa’s Simple Meatballs

by Merissa on October 24, 2013

Here’s a great quick and easy recipe for Simple Meatballs! The reason this recipe is excellent is because it uses so few ingredients and it’s easy to fit into a special diet such as paleo or a gluten free diet. Simple Meatballs Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cooking Time – 25 […]


Magda’s Ham and Cheese Noodle Bake

by Jenn K on October 17, 2013

This is one of my son’s favorite recipes. It is great for the fall and a wonderful way to use leftover ham.  The evaporated milk adds creaminess without adding tons of fat. Ham and Cheese Noodle Bake is creamy, delicious and healthy. Ham and Cheese Noodle Bake Yield – 6-8 servings Preparation Time – 15 […]


Alea’s Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

by Alea on October 8, 2013

This quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin Pasta Casserole is perfect for chilly, fall evenings. If you are a gardener, you may only have to buy 2 ingredients to make this recipe: pasta and cheese. If you aren’t a gardener, it is still frugal as most of the produce is on sale right now. You […]