New Digital Magazine & 5th Birthday Celebration {And Kitchen Aid Giveaway!!!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 23, 2013

I had absolutely no idea how this little blog over here in the corner of the internet would change and bless my life. It is my passion to share inexpensive recipes, as well as other money (and time) saving tips and resources with you…in the hopes that your life is a little easier, and your tummies full and satisified. Without costing an arm and a leg.

As we move into year #6, I’ve decided to take things in a new direction. Introducing…



This Week’s Eats

The new (and free) digital magazine from $5 Dinners, called This Week’s Eats. It will be my goal to publish a new magazine every 2ish weeks, and ideally each week…but I ask that you bear with me as this is a huge shift in the workflow that I’ve set up over the past 5 years :)

If this were a cruise ship, we could smash a bottle of champagne against the bow. If this was a wedding anniversary, I’d expect to get a bunch of wood or silverware.

But it’s just a birthday and launch of a new little magazine, so I thought we’d just give away a little old 6 Quart Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.



Do I hear cheering from KS, MI, NY, WA and AZ?!? I think I hear it from all over!

This will be simple.

Go check out the magazine and let me know what you think my leaving a comment on the magazine page, or “within the magazine” in the Facebook comments just underneath of it. Let me know what you think. (I already know the gray font is hard to read…and the links are hard to find!)

This magazine is for you, so I’d love to know what you want featured and highlighted! Sky is the limit :)

Next Friday, I’ll randomly choose a winner from the combined comments. Sounds good?

Now go check it out!

And then go have a piece of cake for me! :)





{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer Russell August 27, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Love the photos! I will make the tacos for sure!
Congrats on 5 years!


Chris Thomas August 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary. Your e-mag is very well done. It’s got good eye appeal and excellent content. It will definitely inspire.
I would love to win this mixer. Not for me, but for my church. Because of my background as a professional chef and my experience in the building trades, God and the congregation have asked me to step up to the plate and design and build a good quality working kitchen; with, of course, limited funds. This would really help us out.
God bless.


Debbie Flauto August 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Congrats on 5 years! I love looking at the pictures and recipes on here. Thanks for sharing!


Kat August 30, 2013 at 4:37 am

Even though I just recently found it, I have no idea how to tell you how much finding this website means to me! I’ve long been against any kind of cooking because I felt I couldn’t do it and felt so intimidated. And supposedly simple recipes always were so complicated for me, or they were so expensive to get the ingredients! So often I need just something that I have around already, but that will taste great. That won’t take a lot of time. And of course is actually budget friendly for real. Yours is everything. I’m so excited to get the new emag, I think it’s great! I’m probably too late to enter for the KitchenAid by now, but I wanted to let you know anyway :)


Sunnie August 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I think it looks great, how exciting for you! Awesome on the five years!


SusieQTpies August 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

Fancy!!! haha It is beautiful and it really looks like a store magazine that you would see at the check out! I love it and hope you keep doing it.


Tracy E August 31, 2013 at 11:20 am

I left a comment on the magazine but wanted to do it here as well, I really like it and would subscribe, it also made me want to seriously make the meal. Love it! -tracy


Amy Allen August 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Magazine looks great, congratulations on 5 years!


Rachel V August 31, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Congrats!! The magazine looks great. Can’t wait for the next issue


Sue September 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

Gorgeous pictures, easy to read and understand.


Katie September 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Nice pictures, easy to use.


Angelia Johnson September 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm

The peach syrup sounds too good!


Erika September 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Hi, I’ve been checking back to see who won the mixer, but can’t find anything posted about it! Can you point me to the update if it’s out there somewhere?



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