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.  […]


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!


A1 Beef Stew

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 1, 2009

A warm your tummy beef stew with carrots, celery, tomatoes, brown rice and an extra special ingredient!