butternut squash

Best Butternut Squash Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 12, 2012

I’m on a mission. I tell people all the time that they’re missing out on butternut squash. (At least the people who’ve never tried it before.) I encounter people all over…from coast to coast…who have never tried this golden gem of a fruit. (Although I think of it as a vegetable…it has seeds, so it’s […]


Savory Slow Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 19, 2011

So this isn’t pumpkin…but it’s close!


Looking for a recipe that uses the butternut squash that’s growing in your garden? Perhaps Grow. Eat. $ave. can help! This week I’m featuring Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecan Topping.


How to Cut and Freeze a Large Butternut Squash

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 15, 2010

Check out how I cut up the giant butternut squash I bought at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago…


Cranberry Pork Chops

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 9, 2010

I made this recipe what seems like EONS ago…but it really wasn’t that long ago!  But at the same time, it’s been too long. Y’all know what I mean.  These kiddos of mine have turned up the dial on “time”…to warp speed.  (It’s all happening too fast…they are growing up way to fast.) Again. I […]


Mushroom Swiss Steak – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 1, 2010

I found in the freezer…6 eye of round steaks…that I bought back in early September.  The beautiful part is that I bought 6 eye of round steaks for just over $2!  They came in 2 packages, each with 3 steaks and each just over $2.  I used a $2 coupon for Private Selection beef from […]


Cranberry Chicken and Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 20, 2010

So this meal was pretty good.  Came out a little on the bitter side, so I just sprinkled a little sugar over the cranberries on everyone’s plate and we were all happy! So…you could add a little extra sweetener in before you bake it, or you could do as I did. It really was tasty…after […]


Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 19, 2009

I have really enjoyed experimenting with butternut squash recipes this year! This one is a keeper!  A fantabulous side dish! Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 2-3 pounds) ($1.50) 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil ($.10) 1/4 cup maple syrup (free – $1) Few dashes each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice ($.15) Directions 1. […]


Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 28, 2009

So many colors and so many flavors in this meal…we really enjoyed this dinner!!!


How to Roast Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 23, 2009

Roasting pumpkin and squash seeds is quick and easy! Just roast alongside whatever else you’ve got roasting in the oven! Plus, there are so many “flavors” you can sprinkle on them before roasting!!! What’s your favorite?