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Creamy Gnoochi with Bacon & Peas

Creamy Gnoochi with Peas and Bacon Recipe on 5DollarDinners.com

This recipe is inspired by 2 things...first, I was grabbing a few ingredients to make some pasta meals for our church group gathering we were hosting. I spotted a package of gnocchi that I hadn't seen before in this store and it was priced at $1.99. I grabbed 2 packages to make a giant batch of this for everyone coming over. (Note: the recipe below is written for 4 people, so … [Read more...]

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Dip

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Dip from 5DollarDinners.com

We're coming up on the spring time of the year when sweet potatoes go on sale for a short window of time, dredging up memories of autumn that have been all but covered by mounds of snow. And these same awesome sweet potatoes remind us that the beauty of spring is here to revive us again. Therefore, it seemed appropriate to use baked sweet potatoes in an enchilada-inspired … [Read more...]

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie from 5DollarDinners.com

Smoothies have become my go-to afternoon snack, ever since I made the 'make ahead smoothie packs' for the 85 Breakfasts & Snacks for $140 meal plan. (Definitely check it out, if you haven't yet! It's a huge time, money and sanity saver!) This smoothie is smooth-nomenal. As in "smoothie-phenomenal." I'm not sure if it's the peach in the smoothie. Or the clementine. Or the … [Read more...]

The Very Best White Mexican Cheese or Queso Blanco Dip ~ Viva Fiesta!

White Mexican Cheese Dip Recipe - Queso Blanco Dip

This is the part where I'm going to embarrass myself. But in the process, I think I'll find a new tribe of queso-lovers. This goes back 2 months, let me tell the story... Back in early February, I met some girlfriends for dinner at a new restaurant in San Antonio called Tacos and Tequila. It's a joint out of Austin and they are expanding into other cities and I'm so glad … [Read more...]