Pasta

Slow Cooker Pizza {Taste of Home}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 23, 2012

Photo Credit: Sugar Crafter I think we’ll have this next Friday night, in place of our regular pizza…Slow Cooker Pizza (and pasta) recipe from Taste of Home!  

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Slow Cooker Lasagna {Real Simple}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 22, 2012

Real Simple Magazine’s got a scrumptious recipe for slow cooker spinach and ricotta lasagna…check it! Photo Credit

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Cream of Chicken Macaroni and Cheddar

by Sharon on February 16, 2012

Ever have one of those nights when you can’t seem to figure out what’s for dinner? This macaroni dinner is the perfect solution. It is quick, easy, filling and inexpensive.

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Spinach Orzo Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 13, 2012

The pantry sweep out and the freezer sweep are almost complete. I’ve emptied the freezer and it will be making its way to its new home here in Dayton tomorrow. And I’m almost finished clearing out the “back shelves” where I store most of my stockpile items and non perishable pantry items. My goal is […]

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Three Cheese Spaghetti Bake – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 30, 2012

This is a classic example of being creative with ingredients you have on hand. I made this for us early last week…using up the tomatoes from Aldi from the week before, and the feta cheese from Monday’s shopping trip. Also, this is another example of a meal that uses an “expensive ingredient,” that is paired […]

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I’ve shared 2 recipes that are perfect for your winter meal plan over on SCJohnson.com recently! Beef Roast with Winter Vegetables Tortellini Soup Bon Appetit!

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This super simple recipe for Chicken Pesto with Bowtie Pasta made in a slow cooker is a great way to cook once and eat many times!

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Stovetop Mac n Cheese

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 6, 2012

Jenna emailed this recipe to me from White on Rice Couple. And I was so skeptical that I had to try it…even though I rarely make Mac n Cheese because of the boy’s dairy allergies. I made it anyways, and it worked out perfectly… Right before Christmas, Ryan woke up one morning with a fully […]

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No Boil Mac n Cheese Bake – Freezer Friendly

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 4, 2012

I’m tempted to dub this first week of the year, “Mac n Cheese Week.” But I won’t. Today, I’m sending over to check out this recipe for No Boil Mac n Cheese Bake from Mom on a Mission. And on Friday, I’ll be sharing another awesome way to cook mac n cheese. And likely what […]

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No Boil Freezer Manicotti – Guest Post

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 16, 2011

Do you want to make a casserole without a bowl, a spoon or a pot? You do? Then this is the casserole for you. I make this often and double to have extra in my freezer to give away to a friend in need, or for a busy weeknight meal. You DO NOT cook the manicotti prior […]

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