Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

by Alea on July 9, 2013

We have been alternating between high temperatures and flash floods. Every time it rains, I want comfort foods like pot roast and potatoes. But it is so hot that I don’t want to turn on the oven. My slow cooker once again came to my rescue! I love that is allows me to cook family […]


Sharon’s Vegetarian Lasagna

by Sharon on March 17, 2011

Sharon shares a simple vegetarian lasagna that is sure to satisfy any lasagna craving you might be having…


Sharon’s Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

by Sharon on January 20, 2011

Filling Ingredients: 1 (6 oz.) package of Perdue Short Cuts Chicken – $2.00 (on sale) 1 (5 lb.) bag of potatoes –  $1.50 (on sale) 1/2 pound of carrots – .34 cents Peel and cut potatoes and carrots. Put in a large pan and cover with water. Bring this to a boil and then cook […]


Reviving Dry Carrots and Dehyrdated Celery – Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 18, 2011

(Please pardon the iPhone photo.) A little trick I learned back in my early cooking days in the Dominican Republic… When you see baby carrots, carrot sticks, and celery stalks starting to dehydrate or go limp, all they need is a little water to revive them!  Simply place them into a container with some water.  […]


Baked Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Sherry-Simmered Carrots

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 8, 2010

It’s amazing how dramatically a little cooking wine can change the taste of a meal! Details…


Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup

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

I love my slow cooker. I don’t use it near as much as I should. A beef and vegetable soup in the slow cooker…just for you!


Simple Sunday Beef Roast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 10, 2010

Simple supper for a Sunday. Beef Roast with Veggies…and an unusual seasoning!


Chunky Bolognese Sauce ($5 Dinner Challenge)

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

Simple recipe for Bolognese Sauce…part Pantry Staples, part produce, part beef and bacon. I’d have used pancetta…like the Bolognese do. But that would have totally blown my $5 budget!


Alea’s One Pot Chicken Dinner

by Alea on October 12, 2010

Alea shares her favorite one dish dinner…Chicken with Potatoes, Carrots, and more…


Grilled Chicken Spinach Pesto Pasta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 13, 2010

I’ve been waiting. And waiting. And waiting…to try this pasta!  I l-o-n-g time ago, I made some Spinach Pesto from the garden.  And it’s been patiently waiting in the freezer for me.  To eat it! *I wish I had not waited until now!* The  reason I’ve been waiting…I didn’t think the boys would go for […]