Gingered Pear and Blueberry Cobbler – January’s Dessert of the Month

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 14, 2011

I bought 4 pears at the store last week, not really intending to use them for this recipe…but since nobody took them in his lunch this week (Steve…*ahem*)…I used them to make this dessert! Nom.


Breakfast Tacos

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

Breakfast for dinner is always a frugal option. And one that I tend to forget about! Sorry. No photo again! Camera battery is recharging Ingredients 10-12 eggs ($1.25) 4-5 small potatoes, peeled and diced ($.50) 1-2 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) Salt/pepper 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ($.38) Omit if GFCFSF 1 cup salsa ($.50) […]


Pork Roast with Apples and Pears

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 7, 2008

I started making this meal on the news set at Fox 45 this morning and thought…I might as well finish cooking it up! A perfect fall dish for a beautiful fall day! The colors seemed to really have popped here in the last few days, despite the Indian Summer Days! Ingredients 1 pork roast ($1.84) […]


Tuna Melts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 31, 2008

  Photo Credit: Hubs! He did a good job! Fries were still in the oven! Easy Weeknight Tuna Melts Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 15 minutes Cooking Time – 5-6 minutes Ingredients 2 cans of tuna, drained about 3 Tbsp sandwich spread or mayonnaise 8 slices of bread 2 Tbsp butter 4 slices […]


Bacon and Egg Quesadillas

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

Bacon and Egg Quesadillas Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 5 minutes Cooking Time – 25 minutes Ingredients 6 strips of bacon ($.65) 6-8 eggs ($1.05) 1 cup shredded cheese ($.84) 8 Tortillas ($1.09), use natural corn tortillas for gluten free Salsa ($.25) 2 Pears ($1) Lots of pear sales lately! Directions Cook bacon […]


Zucchini Omelets

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 14, 2008

This meal is inspired by my brother in law. We went to visit them in Chi-town this past Labor Day weekend. He cooked up a storm! It was such a joy to watch him take on the same role as his dad! Host and chef! Also, want to say a quick congrats to my BIL […]