Recipes

Welcome to recipe section of $5 Dinners!

The most Recent Recipes from Erin and the $5 Dinners Team are found below. You can browse the complete alphabetized Recipe Index, or perhaps you'd like to Search by Ingredient.

Dealing with food allergies?! $5 Dinners also offers Gluten Free recipes, Dairy Free recipes, GFCF (gluten free, casein free) and GFCFSF (gluten free, casein free, soy free) recipes!

Your next frugal dinner is just a click away...now go find it!

Recipes

Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2014

Ok, friend. You have to make these. They are one of my kids’ most popular requests for lunch boxes…and I saved them for the end of our 31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas. I sent them on their first day of school this week. I had stashed a few in the very back of the […]

2 comments

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES! Baker’s Joy, any = Cash back 25¢ Bananas, any = Cash back 25¢ Cream of Wheat, any = Cash back 25¢ DOLE Pineapple Juice, any canned = Cash back $1 DREAM Non-Dairy Beverages, any = Cash back $1 […]

0 comments

Corndog Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2014

Want something for your kiddos lunchbox that they’ll (probably) gobble up?!  While we don’t eat that many hot dogs, when we do I prefer to buy the Applegate uncured variety because its a healthier version, but somewhat more expensive! Thankfully my store has a BTS coupon right now, so I’ve been able to get a […]

1 comment

Zucchini Feta Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 22, 2014

Here’s a fun new twist on a zucchini side dish. Zucchini is every.where. right now. And it’s cheap-o too. This takes just a few minutes to get together, and I tasked my oldest son to get the zucchinis arranged onto the baking sheet, while I dropped the seasoning and feta on them as he went. […]

0 comments

Chocolate Raspberry Bites

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

Because I love chocolate and I love raspberries. And I love them together. mmmmm. mmmm. This is super simple and goes like this… Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. Follow the directions on the photo above, using a mini muffin tin. Freeze or chill the bites. (I prefer to freeze […]

2 comments

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES and BANANAS! Bananas, any = Cash back: 25¢ Tomatoes, any fresh = Cash back: 25¢ Arla Dofino Cheese, any = Cash back: $1 DREAM Non-Dairy Beverages, any = Cash back: $1 DREAM Frozen Non-Dairy Desserts, any = Cash […]

0 comments

15 Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Ideas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 20, 2014

Well, we’ve been talking so much about back to school lunches, I almost forgot about the whole ‘what’s a quick and easy breakfast option that I can grab ‘n go’ concept! BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE THOSE MORNINGS. I try to get everyone up 15 minutes earlier than I think we need to get up, in […]

7 comments

Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 18, 2014

So…it the ‘mom’s new year’ as many people call it. August is the time when moms all over regroup from the leisurely days of sleeping in, pool fun and all other summer activities. Regrouping involves a shift in mindset back into routine and structure, but it often involves getting up earlier, having to get breakfast […]

7 comments

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh BANANAS! Animeals 4 Kids sauces, any = Cash back: $0.25 Bananas, any fresh = Cash back: $0.25 DOLE Pineapple Juice, any canned = Cash back: $1 Buy 2 LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice products, any 24 fl oz or larger […]

0 comments

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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

Have you ever cooked bacon in the oven?! It used to be that I’d cook a few pieces of bacon from the package in a skillet, occassionally the microwave if I was in a hurry. But this growing brood of boys of mine means I’m making a full package every.single.time. Because we like bacon. BACON. […]

19 comments