New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh apples (save $0.25) and Sun-Maid Raisins (save $0.50). Two of my favorite raisin recipes are: Roasted Broccoli with Golden Raisins and Peanuts Cinnamon Walnut Quinoa with Raisins And, if I can rescue apples from being eaten raw, then I […]


New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh APPLES! Some of my favorite recipes using different varieties of apples: Honey Mustard Salmon Salad Apple, Cranberry & Chicken Wraps Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Sausage Apple Egg Casserole Caramel Apple Crisp Check out the free grocery app, Favado, to see […]

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Alea’s Apple, Cranberry, and Chicken Wraps

by Alea on September 10, 2013

The mornings are getting cooler. It’s almost beginning to feel like fall. And with cooler weather comes the cool weather crops. Apples, cranberries, and cabbage will be on sale soon in your grocery stores. I have already noticed that the prices on apples are dropping at the same time the quality is improving. That’s the […]


Alea’s Honey Mustard Salmon Salad

by Alea on May 7, 2013

My husband loves salmon, but it is rather expensive when you have to buy it at the grocery store. One way that I add salmon onto our menu without breaking the budget is by using it in salads. I only need 6 – 8 ounces of salmon to create a flavorful salad. My husband and […]


Caramel Apple Crisp

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 5, 2010

I’ve made many a crisp in my day. And by many, I really mean too many.  You name the fruit, I’ve probably made the crisp. Well, except not with pomegranates. Thinking that wouldn’t work out so well. Anyways, I love how this crisp is made.  You create the caramel sauce and toss it with the […]


Chicken and Quinoa Waldorf Salad with Creamy Maple Vinaigrette

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 25, 2010

Perhaps it’s the half marathon training and the fact that my body is just CRAVING calories! Not only am I still full-time nursing, I’ve decided to train for the San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon…I think I’m burning close to 3,000 calories per day. Hence *maybe* the fourth serving of this delicious quinoa salad.


Whole Wheat Cranberry Apple Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 24, 2010

These muffins may or may not be featured in the next cookbook. What do you think?!?  Should I include them?!? Ingredients 2 eggs 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup milk 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt […]


Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 12, 2010

Pictured above: the mixins. This is a quick and easy pasta salad. And quite refreshing too. (Too bad, it’s cool and wet outside today!) Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta Salad Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cooking Time – 15 minutes Ingredients 2 cups elbows or penne pasta noodles ($.50) Almost out […]


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 24, 2010

Warm. Slightly crunchy. Just the right sweetness. Mmmm… Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Yield – 4 hearty servings Preparation Time – 5 minutes Cooking Time – 10 minutes Ingredients 4 cups water 2 cups quick cooking oats ($.20) $.50 containers bought here 1 large honeycrisp apple, diced ($1.12) Few dashes of cinnamon ($.05) 3-4 Tbsp brown sugar, […]


Sausage Apple Egg Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 19, 2010

It’s hard to photograph egg casseroles.  Every time I’ve tried, it just doesn’t look as good as it tastes.  I suppose it’s the bland colors. Anyways…L-O-V-E-D the sausage and apple flavors in this casserole! Ingredients 6 slices wheat bread ($.25) 1 lb. mild sausage ($1.99) 1 onion, chopped ($.20) 1 granny smith apple, peeled and […]