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...]

Winter Cobb Salad

Winter Cobb Salad

Cobb Salads. When I think of a Cobb Salad, I think salad on steroids. A salad with not enough greens and too many kinds of meat. Maybe that's because I generally get a Cobb salad when I'm traveling or out for dinner...but I can never finish them...they are just too much. So I've lightened things up a bit from a 'traditional' Cobb salad with this one. It's got 5 … [Read more...]

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetable Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

5 Ingredients. (If you don't count salt and pepper.) Seriously, just 5. Sweet potatoes. Parnsips. Carrots. Olive oil. Fresh rosemary. Boom. 5 ingredients. So, this is totally delicious. Totally and ridiculously delicious. So much so that I made it two nights in a row, and again for lunch a few days later. (Partly to use up the extra parsnips I had on … [Read more...]

15 Scrumptious Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

15 Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers | 5DollarDinners.com

It's pretty much tradition to enjoy a break from the kitchen after Thanksgiving due to the large amount of leftovers that can be thrown at hungry family members.  But what do you do when you are sick of reheated turkey and stuffing?  You add a few new ingredients and spices and remake those boring leftovers into new delicious meals that keeps everyone happy while not wasting … [Read more...]