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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...]

Sausage & Cabbage Skillet Dinner

Sasuage Cabbage Skillet Dinner

Need dinner on the table in 10 minutes? You can totally do that with this recipe! Since this recipe calls for pre-cooked kielbasa or other kind of sausage, you can literally have this on the table in 10 minutes. It takes 2-3 minutes to cut up the cabbage. Another few minutes for it to soften up in the skillet. Chop up an onion and throw it in too. DUNZO. {Here's how to … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Beef & Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Beef & Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Tonight we're revamping an old recipe from 2010 for this month's 31 Days of Skillet Dinners series. It's p.a.c.k.e.d. full of protein and will fill up the bottomless pits that show up at your dinner table every night. Beef + beans + quinoa = protein-town! (My older 2 boys must be going through growth spurts...because boy can they eat! It's a good thing that I know how to … [Read more...]

Pineapple Cupcakes with Ginger Lime Frosting

Pineapple Cupcakes with Ginger Lime Frosting | 5DollarDinners.com

You're going to see a number of pineapple recipes in the coming weeks, as I scored a few couple of cans of pineapple in 100% juice on clearance at Target. I do my best to avoid Target and the 'inevitable $100 tag' that seems to happen whenever I walk in there. But I will go in for special deals (like the Huggies diaper deal this past week (sale price &$2 off coupons & … [Read more...]

Weeknight Spinach Lasagna Skillet

Skillet Spinach Lasagna Dinner

Welp, I couldn't not include a skillet lasagna recipe in this month's 31 Days of Skillet Dinner series. So here it is. I adore lasagna. While my mom isn't known for her skills in the kitchen, she can make a mean lasagna! I adore her lasagna. I adore any lasagna. I should clarify...I adore the taste of lasagna. The pasta with the flavorful tomato sauce and richness and tang … [Read more...]