Side Dish

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]

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July 4th Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2014

We’ve got all kinds of fun and frugal ideas for your July 4th BBQ, party, picnic, or backyard bash! Here’s a list of some of our favorites from the archives… Beverages Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Raspberry Ice Cubes Peach Orange Punch July 4th Smoothies Protein Rich Orange Berry Smoothie Breakfasts Red, White, & Blue Pancakes […]

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Chunky Guacamole with Mango & Red Onion

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 7, 2014

This one surprised me. I’m a huge fan of homemade guacamole, definitely prefer it over store bought. (I usually doctor up the store bought with lime juice, cumin, cilantro and possibly other mixins.) About homemade guacamole…it’s really a highly personal thing. It’s almost like you shouldn’t mess with a good and simple homemade guacamole. But […]

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Mango Avocado Chicken with Orzo Salad

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

Here is your next ‘to-try’ lunch recipe friends. Or a great side dish for carnitas or ranchero chicken. Or fajitas. Or grilled chicken. I adore the mango and avocado flavors together. About 5 days a week I have a salad for lunch, and 4 of those 5 days it has mango and avocado mixed in. […]

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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Noodles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 5, 2014

Because sometimes spaghetti with meat sauce just gets old.  Y’all. I love garlic. I love cooking with it and add it to anything that it makes sense to add to. Last year, when I was super-preggers with Cuatro, the entire family got the flu. I had had my flu shot so figured it wouldn’t get […]

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Merissa’s Caramelized Onion Dip

by Merissa on December 10, 2013

This Caramelized Onion dip is the perfect easy recipe for holiday snack making! It’s easy to whip up and only gets better the longer it sits in the fridge so you can enjoy it for days! Prepare this dip the night before a holiday party to have it ready to go and fully flavored. Serve […]

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Alea’s Easy Homemade Stuffing

by Alea on November 12, 2013

Start saving your dried out bread, the odd leftover hot dog bun, that one extra roll from dinner, and the ends of the bread that your kids refuse to eat. All of those odd pieces of bread that might normally go to waste can be turned into a delicious stuffing for your Thanksgiving dinner. Just […]

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Thanksgiving Side Dish Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 11, 2013

It’s just a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving!  Have you figured out your menu yet?  While I do love turkey, I think sometimes my favorite part of the feast is all of the delicious side dishes!  Here’s some of our favorites… Roasted Garlic Green Beans Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions Succotash with Butter and Dill […]

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The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are quickly approaching. Time to get thinking about our holiday menus. When we plan ahead we can save money with printable coupons for holiday ingredients at the grocery stores. This month I’m featuring a new Board on Pinterest, Holiday Side Dishes. I’m excited to fill up the board with some of […]

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Succotash with Butter and Dill

by Jenn K on October 18, 2013

“Sufferin’ succotash!” – Pop Quiz!  Do you remember which Warner Bros character said this as their catchphrase? A little history about Succotash ~ Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of corn and lima beans.  Due to it’s inexpensive nature, it was very popular in the Depression era, and still makes for a healthy and […]

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