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Grilled Citrus Salmon Packets ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners

Grilled-Citrus-Salmon-Packets

You know what I love about salmon. I love that it does a fantastic job of taking on the flavors and scents of what the sauce, marinade or spices that you add to it when cooking. And I also love that it takes just a few minutes to cook through, even the thicker parts of a filet. This grilled salmon, loaded with citrus and dill flavors can be on the table in just a few … [Read more...]

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinners

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Recipe-4

I think if there was really such a thing as "comfort food heaven," this would be the first pasta served in the buffet. I have vivid memories of eating Chicken Cordon Bleu as a child. VIVID ones. Let's just say that my mom was not a fan of cooking. The "I love cooking" gene skipped a generation from my grandma to me. But my mom was fortunate enough to be rescued sometime in … [Read more...]

Crescent Dogs ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners

Camping Crescent Dogs

Another kid favorite here! We actually made these for the first time over a year ago on a camping trip. And since then, they have become a staple for quick summer lunch and the occasional 'oh, no I need dinner made in 15 minutes' kind of evenings. Pictured above are the dogs getting ready to be cooked over the open flame of our campout fire. At home, I wrap the crescent … [Read more...]

Slopp-Cheesy Joe Sliders ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners

Sloppy Cheesy Sliders

It's KID-FAVORITE weekend! This weekend, I'm sharing 2 oldies, but goodies...starting with these Slopp-Cheesy Joe Sliders! My boys adore these sliders and they are so quick to make. Just mix up a skillet of sloppy joe meat, spoon it onto sliders, add a sliver of cheese and serve. I like to make a double batch of sloppy joes when I make them so I can freeze the other … [Read more...]

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinners

30-Minute Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich on 5DollarDinners.com

Fire up the broiler and call everyone for dinner! This one doesn't take long to get on the table at all! The reason...the meat in a cheesesteak is super thin and doesn't take long to cook at all. You'll spend more time slicing up the bell peppers than you will sautéing everything together! The flavors in this are simple, just as they should be. The only note I'll add is … [Read more...]