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Rolled Pizza Bread

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 26, 2011

When you can’t have pizza on a regular basis, you have to get creative when you get those pizza cravings! I’ve got some dairy free and soy free mozzarella cheese and I figured there would be no way that I could cover an entire pizza with it, and keep it under $5! I recalled a […]


Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Red Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2010

Super expensive, all natural sausage from the farmer’s market is the star of this meal…but it costs almost $5 itself! Find out how much this dish ended up costing…


Green Pepper Chili – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 6, 2010

Not sure you can make a meal for your family for $5 or less?! Have you thought about challenging yourself?!


One downside to gardening is that supply sometimes exceeds demand, especially with yellow squash and zucchini. Find out how Alea “hides it” in plain sight!!!


Double Bean Stuffed Green Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2010

Thought I’d replace the traditional beef in Stuffed Green Peppers with some black and red kidney beans instead.  And I’m glad I did!  The “filling” is so delicious and fresh…and it be great rolled up in a tortilla for lunch. (That’s what I’ll be having for lunch tomorrow.) Ingredients 1 cup brown rice ($.40) 1 […]


Beef and Mushroom Kebabs – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 26, 2010

I made these the other night…I made an extra trip to the store to get the ingredients needed for this morning’s news segment…and spotted some $.99 whole mushrooms.  I see them often for $.99 in the mark down basket in the produce section. I found more this morning…sliced this time. I don’t typically buy extra […]


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.


Red Quinoa with Avocado, Black Beans and Corn

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2010

For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting myself on a Gluten Free diet. No real reason really. Just want to see if I feel any different when eliminating gluten. And here is a recipe that will be on the menu when (if ever) I decide to make that leap. Red […]


Sweet and Sour Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2009

A most delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe from Carrie’s Cooking! A must try!!!


Tomato Black Bean Barley Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 24, 2009

A delicious combination of barley, tomatoes, black beans and green peppers make up this perfect “early fall” soup!