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How to Roast Hatch Chiles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 25, 2014

My trip to the grocery store last week almost brought me to tears. An old friend caught my eye as I entered the store. The beautiful, glossy green pepper I look forward to every year was back. I knew that my weekend would revolve around roasting and enjoying these deliciously warm, smoky, and mildly hot […]


How to Choose & Cut a Cantaloupe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 6, 2014

Because I’ve been asked a number of times in the past few weeks, and recently showed a friend who was having dinner with us, I thought I’d share how I cut a cantaloupe to serve to the kids. Two of the kids have a ‘skin issue’…meaning that they don’t like the skin on any fruit. […]

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Papayas – The 411

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 20, 2011

(Please pardon the iPhone photos. My camera battery was charging!) Lechoza. Lechosa. That’s the spanish word for papaya. Pronounced “Le-cho-za.” Short e, short 0 sounds. I’d never had a lechoza/papaya until I lived in the Dominican Republic. And there, I had the three trees growing in my front yard. I’ll tell you what…there’s nothing better […]

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Grilled Pork Chops, Peaches and Red Onions – Friday Night Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 23, 2011

Perfectly tender and smoky pork chops with melt in your mouth grilled peaches and a slightly crunchy bite from the red onions…


How to Seed and Dice a Cucumber

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 10, 2011

Sometimes I like the seeds…say, for sliced cucumbers on top of a salad. Other times, I don’t like the seeds. For those times when the seeds have got to go, this is what it looks like!


How to Cut a Kiwi – Kitchen Tip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 2, 2011

If you’ve never tried a kiwi, you are missing out! They have this delicious sweet tangy zing to them, and I love tossing them into fruit salads for the extra flavor! And they do well in smoothies too…love this uber healthy Green Smoothie! If you haven’t tried one because you don’t know how to cut […]


How to Shred Cabbage – Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 16, 2011

Please. Take 3 seconds to click through and check out this photograph that L sent us! And then take another 3 seconds to learn how to shred a cabbage…


How to Chop an Onion Without Crying – Kitchen Trick

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 1, 2011

When all else fails, use this trick to declare victory over that pesky onion…


How to Cut a Green Pepper {Video}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 23, 2010

Learn the right, or rebellious, way to cut a green pepper. A video tutorial.


Angel Hair with Julienned Zucchini – Grow. Eat. $ave.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 17, 2010

Looking for a recipe that uses a vegetable that’s growing in your garden? Perhaps Grow. Eat. $ave. can help!