sweet potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]


Alea’s Slow Cooker Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

by Alea on February 12, 2013

{Repin It!} My kids and I love sweet potatoes, but my husband isn’t as fond of them as we are, so I am always trying new ways of serving sweet potatoes to make them more appealing to him. When I adapted my Twice Baked Potatoes recipe and replaced the potatoes with sweet potatoes I finally […]


Alea’s Ginger, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

by Alea on October 23, 2012

I know sweet potatoes and beans combined with Asian seasonings sounds like a crazy combination. You are just going to have to trust me on this. This soup is seriously delicious! It is also fast and easy to make, filling, and frugal. I pulled this soup together in under 20 minutes. I was able to […]


Last weekend I had a batch cooking day. I made large batches of rice and bean, chopped onions, peppers, and tomatoes, grated cheese, browned hamburger, and batch broiled chicken. Despite all of the cooking, I wasn’t actually assembling any dishes. I was just loading my freezer with prepped ingredients to make it easier to assemble […]


I discovered long ago that I could get my kids to eat any orange vegetable if I season it with pumpkin pie spices. I decided to take that idea and kick it up a notch and apply it to Sunday Dinner. This is an easy one-pot dinner. It is also quite frugal for a fancy Sunday dinner. Pork […]


Since I’ve got five little ones who love to ‘help’ in the kitchen and not a lot of extra time, I like to keep it simple for every day meals so I thought I’d share with you three of our favorite fast and easy ways to prepare sweet potatoes…


I was chatting with a friend the other day about sweet potatoes…how much Tyler loves them, different ways to cook them, how they grow. I said, “You know, I’ve never grilled them”…


Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Ham

by Alea on December 28, 2010

Alea shares a fabulous recipe for scalloped sweet potatoes…not scalloped potatoes. I’m intrigued…are you?!?


Smokehouse Maple Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 28, 2010

While foraging yesterday, I found some Smokehouse Maple grill seasoning hanging out amongst the other spices in the spice cabinet. Hmmm….let’s try this with some chicken. And I just so happened to have picked up a few packages of chicken at the store this morning. This could not have been an easier chicken to make. […]


Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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

Looking for another great way to use up those UBER CHEAP sweet potatoes?!? This is a great week to buy sweet potatoes, as many stores have them priced as low as $.25/lb!!! You can also cook, mash and freeze them for use in future meals! If you’ve had your share of sweet potato pie or […]