Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Spinach

Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Spinach | 5DollarDinners.com

Please pardon me while I wipe the cheese off my chin. Um, that was sorta embarrassing there...that cheese all over my chin. But you kinda don't care when your taste buds are bursting with joy and want to leap out of your mouth onto the spoon. It's the cream cheese in this recipe that works the magic. Well, that combined with the bacon. And the spinach, and the Italian … [Read more...]

Spinach Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

Strawberry Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Splurge Confession! I've shared in the past how I'm a total 'saladforlunch-itarian' - meaning that I eat a salad for lunch most days of the week. Well, I wanted to share my latest salad obsession and the reason I'm obsessed! It's the dressing. (See photo below.) I can blame my mom for this one...she has turned me into a Brianna's salad dressing fanatic, despite the … [Read more...]

The Very Best White Mexican Cheese or Queso Blanco Dip ~ Viva Fiesta!

White Mexican Cheese Dip Recipe - Queso Blanco Dip

This is the part where I'm going to embarrass myself. But in the process, I think I'll find a new tribe of queso-lovers. This goes back 2 months, let me tell the story... Back in early February, I met some girlfriends for dinner at a new restaurant in San Antonio called Tacos and Tequila. It's a joint out of Austin and they are expanding into other cities and I'm so glad … [Read more...]

Lemon Steamed Broccoli ~ An Easter Side Dish

Steamed Lemon Broccoli Recipe

If you're planning on having broccoli at your Easter dinner, I beg of you to make it like this. All you need (besides the broccoli!) is 2 lemons. It'll work with 1 lemon, but 2 is just right. It's super simple...you squeeze some of the lemon into the water that will steam the broccoli. Then you add zest from the lemons in with the broccoli heads while it's steaming. It's … [Read more...]

Italian Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Homemade Balsamic Dressing | 5DollarDinners.com

I love me some balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's a RARE occasion that I don't order it with a salad when out for dinner. And I LOVE to make it at home for my lunch salads. {More on my recent 'saladforlunch-atarian' confession.} I think balsamic vinaigrette 'goes' on just about any salad, but it's especially delicious on this Italian inspired salad. Toss this gluten free … [Read more...]