How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven | 5DollarDinners.com

Have you ever cooked bacon in the oven?! It used to be that I'd cook a few pieces of bacon from the package in a skillet, occassionally the microwave if I was in a hurry. But this growing brood of boys of mine means I'm making a full package every.single.time. Because we like bacon. BACON. BAAAACCCCCOOOOOOOOON! It's pretty simple. Place all the bacon onto a … [Read more...]

How to Pan Roast Radishes

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Radishes.  Obscure. Underrated. They might be one of those vegetables that you pass up at the farmer's market or in the grocery store. But you shouldn't... They have a great peppery flavor with crisp, crunchy texture…until you cook them!  They are filled with Vitamin C, Potassium, antioxidants and fiber. Here are a few things I learned on my quest to unlock the … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Refried Beans – Fat Free, Gluten Free, Create Your Own Spice Level

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

  This is the next recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series. I may or may not have a little tex-mex food problem. Evidence here. And here. Oh, and over here. That was just in the last few weeks during all my conference travels. Two of those outings were a day apart from each other. It's a problem. It's also a problem taking 6 people out to … [Read more...]

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Best Tips for When to Add Rice & Pasta

When to Add Rice and Pasta to the Slow Cooker

Making some meat or chicken with a sauce in the slow cooker can make for a wonderful meal. But cooking the rice or pasta “on the side” is not always necessary. With many recipes, you can add the rice or pasta right in and let it cook during the last bit of cooking. However, adding rice or pasta in at the beginning with the meat means you are going to have a mushy mess at the … [Read more...]

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

We love Sloppy Joes (and Janes) at our house. We love them slider style (which is actually easier for the kids!), cheesesteak style, meatless style, as well as the with the store bought can and the DIY sauce. Regardless of how they are made, we love them. I find in the summer months that they are an easy go to recipe for us...the kids love them, they are a perfect dinner … [Read more...]