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...]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad Recipe

So. I'm a 'saladforlunch-atarian.' I eat salads for lunch almost every day. 6.5 times a week. And the day that I don't have salad, I have bowl of black bean or vegetable soup. Really, just to keep from being burnt out on salads for lunch. I usually throw 2 to 3 veggies on top, depending on what's in the fridge from the sales that week. I sometimes add protein on top - in … [Read more...]

Hatch Pineapple Cornbread

Hatch Pineapple Cornbread Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

Sweet. Spicy. Sweet. Spicy. I love recipes combine the sweet and spicy flavors from different ingredients. And who doesn't love a good cornbread recipe...especially one that's been doctored up with the sweet and spicy flavors! Here's a from-scratch cornbread that highlights the sweet from pineapple and the spicy from hatch chilies. Ooooh-la-la-la-la-la! Taste bud … [Read more...]

Hoppin’ John Recipe for a Hoppin’ New Year

Hoppin' John Recipe

Black eyed peas make me think of two things. Well, three really. 1. The band. What fun music they produce! {bustin' out the dance moves} 2. My grandfather. He passed away many years ago, but I remember going to visit him in Houston when I was a kid. We'd eat at one of two restaurants near his home. I preferred 'The Black Eyed Pea,' right on I-10. It's long gone now, but … [Read more...]