Creamy Chicken, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Pasta Skillet Dinner ~ New 31 Days of Skillet Dinners Recipe!

Creamy Chicken, Sundried Tomato & Pasta Skillet Dinner 5DollarDinners.com

Holy flavor explosion. I made this two days in a row last week. Once for my husband and I (and the non-dairy allergic boy!)...and again for our neighbors because they had a recent surgery and needed a warm home cooked meal after a few days of hospital food! But I confess that the reason I made this for them is because I wanted to sneak a few bites, in the name of quality … [Read more...]

Weeknight Spinach Lasagna Skillet

Skillet Spinach Lasagna Dinner

Welp, I couldn't not include a skillet lasagna recipe in this month's 31 Days of Skillet Dinner series. So here it is. I adore lasagna. While my mom isn't known for her skills in the kitchen, she can make a mean lasagna! I adore her lasagna. I adore any lasagna. I should clarify...I adore the taste of lasagna. The pasta with the flavorful tomato sauce and richness and tang … [Read more...]

Skillet Macaroni with Swiss Chard ~ 31 Days of Skillet Dinner Recipes

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Don't think your family will eat chard? Then they haven't tried this skillet macaroni yet. (Seriously, you have to make them try it. Or if you think they will adamantly refuse, you can substitute spinach for the chard. And if they refuse that, then I can't help! ;) ) But I find masking it in a delicious pasta, topped with some Parmesan, shouldn't garner too many complaints. … [Read more...]

Vegetable Alfredo Sauce ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

Veggie Alfredo Sauce on 5DollarDinners.com

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 save myself a few calories and used whole milk instead … [Read more...]

Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Olives, and Feta

artichoke pasta salad

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 enjoying these flavors of the region! This pasta salad … [Read more...]