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How to “Process” a Large Zucchini

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

So after we dropped my mom off at the airport this past weekend, we made a spontaneous stop at the 2nd Street Market in Downtown Dayton.  I don’t make it up there on a regular basis, but I thought since we were nearby we’d stop in.  I asked Steve how much cash he had on […]


How to Cut and Use Pomegranates

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 12, 2009

Do pomegranates frighten you? They used to scare me! But once I learned how to get the seeds out, I can’t seem to get enough of this great and nutritious fruit!!!


Eggplant Penne Pasta with How to Prepare Eggplant

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 21, 2009

A “2 for 1″ eggplant and pasta dinner! Meatless or vegetarian…you decide!


Strawberry Rhubarb Mania

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 18, 2009

When someone hands you a big ol’ bunch of rhubarb, there is but one (or 4) things to do with it!!!


How to Choose and Cut an Avocado

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 7, 2009

From the “World’s Healthiest Foods” website, “Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol…Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke. One cup of avocado […]


How to Select and Cut a Pineapple

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 2, 2009

Learn what to look for when selecting a pineapple, how to take off the “pineapple hat” and how to cut your pineapple to get the most fruit possible!


How to Choose and Cut a Mango

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 4, 2009

Learn how to select a ripe mango from the market, and then how to cut it to get the most mango for your enjoyment!