Side Dish

Sauteed Okra Recipe

by Tricia H on June 27, 2013

Summer comes and it’s always time for fried okra. But it’s also always good to have a lighter version of a garden favorite. That’s when it’s time to slice up and saute your okra. Four cups of sliced okra makes a wonderful side for my family of seven. Yum! Sauteed Okra Yield – 8 servings […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]

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Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 22, 2013

Hello lovely. Yes, this is a lovely, lovely salad. It’s lovely because it combines a few of my favorite flavors (strawberry, spinach and almonds). It’s lovely because it tasted light, but the quinoa made the me feel full.  And it’s even lovelier because it is made of “ingredients I had on hand.” Otherwise known as […]

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Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 3, 2013

So this was my lunch yesterday and today. And I’m thinking about whipping up another bowlful this weekend to serve with some yummy grilled chicken (if it warms back up enough to be pleasant for eating outdoors! Brr!). And whipping up is probably not the best verb here…because there is no whipping involved. Just stirring […]

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Angie’s Beef and Blue Cheese Bites

by Angie on May 2, 2013

I love a nice tender steak topped with crumbled blue cheese. That got me thinking about how to make a recipe to get close to that flavor yet enjoyable for the kids and used what I had on hand. By the time I got it in the oven, I was really craving that meaty blue […]

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Grilled Mashed Potatoes Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 22, 2013

  Mashed potatoes with grilled potatoes. Delish! I’d like to introduce you all to the Klondike Rose potato. I’m sure you are familiar with Russet potatoes, baby red potatoes…what they look like, how to cook with them. But don’t pass these guys up in the produce department. I love that you don’t have to peel […]

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Pinto Beans with Peaches and Bacon

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 19, 2013

Before you wonder off to your next stop online…hear me out on this one. I know it sounds strange. Taking our boys out for dinner is an adventure. We don’t go out often, but when we do it’s usually with family, so we at least have a 1 on 1 ratio at the table. We […]

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Angie’s Vegetable Cheese Balls

by Angie on April 4, 2013

This is an easy little appetizer that’s quick to whip up and light on your wallet. Even more so if you have access to a garden! I’ve also used these as a side dish with some ranch dressing to dip them in! If you can handle some spice, chop up a small chili to throw in the […]

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Fried Egg Caesar Salad.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 3, 2013

It’s been an honor and pleasure being a part of the Darling Dozen. I love working together with other bloggers and companies to bring fun and new recipes for you to try in your kitchen.  Safest Choice Eggs asked me to come up with a recipe that incorporates egg with salad. I went through a […]

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Tricia’s Potato Salad

by Tricia H on March 28, 2013

Potatoes are filling and frugal. Plus, a potato salad can be pretty and spring-like! Potato salad can take you right on through summer, in fact. My basic recipe can be tweaked to your tastes. You could use a purple onion just because it looks great. Sour cream is also a simple substitute for the mayo […]

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