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NEW Recipe! Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Creamy Ranch Chicken Skillet Recipe-8

Homemade 'cream of soup' sauce are a bazillion times better than the canned version. Because they taste better...fresher...and because you know exactly the ingredients that were added to the sauce. You can pronounce them all. And then there's the you can season it as you like. Give it some garlic flare. Or a punch of onion flavor. I began making homemade 'cream of soup' … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Black Bean Tamale Pie {Vegetarian}

Vegetarian Black Bean Tamale Pie | 5DollarDinners.com

A Mexican New Year's food tradition is tamales. These are made of corn flour and are wrapped and steamed in a corn husk. They are very pretty and have a wide variety of flavors that can take you from breakfast to dinner. I enjoy tamales as long as someone else makes them. They take up a lot of space to store and cook, are challenging to reheat in large quantities, and … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Chicken Skillet

Tex Mex Chicken Skillet

This is one that I can make and we'll polish it off. I'm raising a bunch of boys who adore Tex-Mex food and this is one of their faves. (Minus the oldest who still picks beans out of everything! As long as he is the one separating them from the rest of the meal, that's fine with me!) If you don't have leftover shredded chicken, you could also cut up some boneless skinless … [Read more...]

Sourdough Chocolate Muffins

Sourdough Chocolate Muffins | 5DollarDinners.com

Chocolate + Muffin in the same recipe title. OH YEAH BABY! These are perfectly moist, delicious and sweet with a simple powdered sugar topping and a side of fresh fruit. (Because the fresh fruit accompaniment means that we can have more chocolate, right? right? right?) Bake them up, dust them with a little powdered sugar, toss a couple berries onto the plate and you are … [Read more...]

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Skillet Dinner

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Skillet Dinner-13

It's Monday afternoon and I'm back with another new recipe in this month's 31 Days of Skillet Dinner Recipes! This time it's the skillet version of the crazy popular Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole. Minus the canned cream of soup (which you can totally use, I just don't because of the dairy allergy/intolerances in the family!) It's super easy to make your own … [Read more...]