Spinach Spaghetti

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 2, 2010

Sneaky chef concept here. In a not-so-sneaky way! This has become my “go to meal” lately…for those days when a curve ball gets thrown at me…and my brain can’t seem to form a coherent thought…much less a plan for dinner. This meal is a one pot meal.  Starch, protein, veggies.  All in one pot. Easy […]


The Mom Creative’s Baked Spinach Pasta

by tdomf_91172 on March 30, 2010

Greetings from my kitchen in Nashville! I’m Jessica from The Mom Creative and I am so honored to be sharing one of my favorite recipes, Baked Spinach Pasta, here on $5 Dinners. Erin has been a huge influence on me – in the ways that I shop for my family’s food and how I cook. […]


Ginger Beef and Rice Noodles – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 29, 2010

Tonight’s $5 Dinner Challenge Recipe comes from Cari, the Chief Recipe Wrangler at Can I Get the Recipe! Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package rice thin noodles (dry) 2 tsp grape seed or vegetable oil 1 pound flank steak, cut into thin strips* 1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1 small yellow bell […]


White Bean Spinach Dip – Super Bowl Snack

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 3, 2010

I’m thrilled that Sarah from Frontier Kitchen is sharing this fantabulous dip for your Super Bowl Party.  My favorite part, besides the fact that it’s super healthy, is that it’s dairy free. Woot! Woot!  So many dips at parties are made with cream cheese or sour cream, but I’m loving this great dairy free option!  […]


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

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

This recipe is from the fabulous Stephanie O’Dea’s Make it Fast, Cook it Slow Cookbook. I just can’t get enough of her recipes!  If you don’t own this book, you should! Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) 1 beaten egg ($.10) 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts ($2.31) 1/2 cup bread crumbs ($.20) 1/4 cup […]


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.


Italian Chicken and Bowtie Pasta

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

Loved this dish that Lindsay suggested! Pasta, spinach and cherry tomatoes…delish!


Homemade Pesto from the Garden

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

Made some fresh garden pesto using mint, spinach and basil picked from the garden…mmmmmmmm!


Spinach and Bacon Frittata

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 18, 2009

A DELICIOUS breakfast for dinner using spinach from the garden.


Spinach Salad – $5 Dinner Challenge

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

If there is a salad heaven, I went there tonight…Delicious and Divine…Pioneer Woman’s Spinach Salad!