Green Pepper Chili – $5 Dinner Challenge


Simple. Take your basic chili...and add 2 green peppers. Diced, of course! (I made this on the Dayton Fox News morning show this week!  So if you've been looking for the recipe, here it is!) Remember those crazy wicked cheap green peppers I scored!?!  That's what inspired the green pepper addition.  I think I'll be adding green peppers to everything from now until … [Read more...]

Grilled Inside Out Cheeseburgers


How about the ooey-gooey cheese-ness of your favorite burger coming from INSIDE the burger?!? Yes, please! And for those watching calories...serve it on a Sandwich Thin...I liked it better than the bulky buns!!! (And one more thing I like about the Sandwich Thins...they freeze really well. That, and they are just 100 calories per thin!) Grilled Inside Out … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Calzones


These didn't stay on our plates very long!  And, they are completely freezer friendly, so be sure to make a big batch and freeze for a future meal!  (Freeze after baking.) Pepperoni Calzones Yield - 4-6 servings Preparation Time - 30 minutes (plus time to make the dough) Cooking Time - 15-20 minutes Ingredients 1 cup water 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) 1 tsp … [Read more...]

Maple Walnut Baked French Toast


I started to make this meal in the 9x13 baking dish, but them switched to the smaller baking dish because I didn't want there to be any leftovers...and I know that with a 9x13, we'd have lots of leftovers.  And from my past experience, baked french toast meals and egg casserole meals just taste better right out of the oven. And not leftover. So I went with the smaller 8x8 … [Read more...]

Almond Vanilla French Toast


This was one of those dinners that, well, evolved, as I was working on it.  I had all intentions of just making your basic french toast. But then I opened the baking cabinet to add a touch of vanilla to the eggs and milk.  And the bag of almonds practically fell off the shelf.  And nothing goes better with vanilla than almonds. So...I ground them up, added them to the … [Read more...]