Alea’s Grilled Ratatouille

by Alea on July 26, 2011

It takes more than a Disney movie to convince my kids to eat ratatouille…


Grow. Eat. Save. – Eggplants (and Eggplant Parmesan Recipe)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 16, 2010

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


Eggplant Pizza Bites

by Alea on August 24, 2010

Last year when I saw pictures of Erin’s eggplant flowers, I resolved to grow them in my own garden…and set out to convert my husband into an eggplant lover…did these Eggplant Pizza Bites do the trick?!


Eggplant Rosemary Focaccia Bread

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 22, 2010

I mentioned yesterday that we had an impromptu Italian dinner feast with Tricia and her family. And I might have mentioned that I made some Eggplant Focaccia bread. Turned out to be quite good…a little tough on the edges…but what a yummy combination of flavors! It was only after about 5 seconds that Tyler and […]


Baked Chicken Spaghetti

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 25, 2009

A simple dish turned into a bit of an experiment! Diced chicken with tomatoes, green tomatoes, eggplant, Cubanelle peppers and some spices…tossed with spaghetti and topped with mozzarella cheese!


Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Salsa

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

I’m not sure what possessed me to do this…but I found myself at the farmer’s market. Picking 20 pounds of tomatoes. Then going on a spaghetti sauce and salsa making spree…


Grilled Eggplant Panini with Rosemary-Garlic Aioli

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 28, 2009

I SO wish my stomach was larger…because I seriously would have eaten 4 of these…they were just THAT de-li-cious!


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!


Simple Moussaka

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 6, 2009

I’ve been wanting to try moussaka for a long time, but knew that I couldn’t pull it off for under $5. I used the recipe from Joy of Cooking and simplified it quite a bit. I did not use any Greek yogurts or cheeses. Yes, I know those are the KEY ingredients to the dish, […]


Steak and Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 13, 2008

Can’t beat this…2 steaks for $2.08! “Manager’s Special” is the way to go! May not be the “best” cut of steak, but it was still delicious! Ingredients 2 cuts steak ($2.08) 1/4 cup marinade ($.50) 4 potatoes ($1.oo) 3 cloves garlic ($.10) 1/2 cup milk ($.10) 2 T butter ($.20) 1 small eggplant ($.79) 2 […]