cucumber

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!

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Summer Side Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 10, 2009

A nutritious and delicious summer side salad…or lunch! There are many great colors, textures and flavors in this dish.

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Pork Brine – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 22, 2009

The most delicious pork chop I’ve ever had!

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 16, 2009

Cheeseless Pizza? For real? I thought it was pretty good! Really???

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Almost Cobb Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2008

This recipe can now be found exclusively in The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.

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Spaghetti

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 28, 2008

Little guys LOVE spaghetti! Always a kid favorite…pssssghetti! Ingredients Handful of Spaghetti Noodles ($.35) 1/2 jar Spaghetti Sauce (I’m planning on starting homemade soon…) ($.66) 1/2 lb ground beef (save other half for tacos next week…) ($.85) 1/2 green pepper ($.50) 1 Cucumber, sliced ($.67) 1/2 cup “chives” sour cream, diluted with 1/4 c milk […]

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Summer Pasta Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 23, 2008

A light, simple summer “one bowl” dish! Ingredients 1 Box Pasta (bowtie, rotini, ziti) ($1.25) 1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed or shredded ($1) 1 cucumber, diced ($.67) 1 cup cheese (chedd or mozz) ($.85) 1 can Italian style tomatoes ($.70) 1/2 cup Italian dressing ($.40 ) Directions Cook pasta as directed on box. Drain […]

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