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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.

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Sloppy Joe Bites

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When I saw these little gems on my friend Shelley's website, I knew we had to have them...that the boys would love them...and that they would make it on the regular rotation! Our family pretty much loves anything sloppy joe related, these included. Instead of dropping these onto a bun, you bake the meat into biscuit dough. You can totally make your own biscuit dough if … [Read more...]

Chunky Cucumber Salsa

Chunky Cucumber Salsa | 5DollarDinners.com

With half of the country basically buried in snow, I thought I'd share a bright and tasty dip with you this week. Spring is coming...it really is! I know that's hard for my northern friends to believe that, but it really will come! This fantastic clean eating, paleo/whole30 friendly recipe for chunky cucumber salsa will bring a burst of flavor and freshness to your taste … [Read more...]

4-Ingredient Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker. 4-Ingredients. 5 minutes prep. I think we might just start eating these every day, forever. Because "easy-easy-easy." Couple notes: I don't count the salt and pepper in the ingredients. Or the sides/buns. So don't send me hate email. ;)  There are 3 or 4 ingredients that go into the slow cooker to cook. And that's it. So simple. You could cook … [Read more...]

Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Did.Someone.Say.Bacon. Bacon Vinaigrette. Yes, yes I did say that. And if you haven't ever made a warm bacon vinaigrette and poured it over a salad that is packed full of other powerful and complementary flavors, you are missing out on an important thing in life. Warm bacon vinaigrette over a spinach salad should definitely be on your food bucket list. And you should … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Price Comparison of New Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal Packets vs. DIY Packets

Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal Packets: Store Bought vs Homemade | 5DollarDinners.com

{Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!} So here is the first in a series of 'grocery hacks' or price comparisons for buying a convenience product vs. making it yourself. I'm totally not surprised at who won this 'price comparison' and 'grocery hack' competition. I'm just surprised at by how much they won! And by how it didn't take that long to pull the DIY packets together! I … [Read more...]