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Sharon’s Easy Beef Stroganoff

by Sharon on June 28, 2012

A simple recipe for Easy Beef Stroganoff…


Sharon’s Baked Ziti

by Sharon on December 16, 2010

Ziti all mixed up and ready to go into the oven. You will need the following ingredients: Two Boxes of Prince Ziti (1 lb. packages at 99 cents each) One pound of ground beef (on sale for $1.99) One Jar of Prego Pasta Sauce (26 – 28 oz. on sale for $1.50) One 8 oz. […]


Chuckwagon Chili

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

I actually made this before the baby was born. And of course, froze the extras. Because there were lots of extras. And we are eating those leftovers tonight! Chuckwagon Chili Yield – 4 servings plus leftovers Preparation Time – 15 minutes Cooking Time – 30 minutes (plus time to soak and cook dried beans) Ingredients […]


Italian Stuffed Shells

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 29, 2009

I only ate 4 of these. Because that’s all that my teeny-tiny stomach would allow. I totally would have had 8. Or 10. Maybe even 12! They were THAT good.


Poor Man’s Stoup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 26, 2009

Janice shares her favorite “Poor Man’s Stoup” recipe with us tonight! What a fantastic and filling meal!



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

After seeing the pasta box on the counter, my oldest asked, “Are we having macaroni for dinner?”

I replied, “Yeah, but this is Taco Macaroni.”

To which he responded, “Yum. Tac-aroni!”


Black Eyed Pea Casserole

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

Jeannine emailed this great gluten free Black Eyed Pea Casserole recipe to me a few weeks ago and I knew we had to try it! It’s not dairy free, but the cheese could certainly be omitted, or just added to individual servings! And although we are not eating entirely gluten free at the moment, I do try to keep the gluten to a minimum!


Bachelor Stew

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 20, 2009

My “mommy-fied” version of Bachelor Stew!


Garden Fresh Chili on Red Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 30, 2008

A perfect hearty meal to warm my tummy, just before an hour of “begging” in our neighborhood! Yesterday I was blessed by our farmer’s market! Today is busy, perfect for another crockpot creation! This afternoon I will be at my son’s fall party at the preschool. And tonight is “Beggar’s Night”…apparently the PC term for […]


Mexican Rice Casserole for 8

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 11, 2008

I have the pleasure of taking dinner to some dear friends, as she just had a major surgery. This meal will serve 4 adults and 4 kids. If you’ve got a larger family, this is the post for you! Ingredients 1 package ground beef ($2.25) On sale this week 1 package taco seasoning ($.50) 1 […]