Rosemary Maple Glazed Turkey Breast ~ #realfoodholiday Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 9, 2014

It’s that time of year again. When I get to experimenting and figure out the best way to doctor up the turkey this year. I’ve shared before that I’m not the hugest fan of turkey. I don’t mind it. But I don’t really like it. (Until now!) It’s just so bland to me. Maybe that’s […]


Happy Thanksgiving

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

We hope you and your loved ones have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!!! GOBBLE, GOBBLE -Steve, Erin and the Boys Photo by Gx9


Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Round-Up

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

Here are a few leftovers recipes that I shared in a local news segment last year… This year, I thought I’d share some Thanksgiving leftovers recipes from friends around the blogosphere! Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole Thanks Stephanie! Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup Thanks Ann! Easy Turkey Pot Pie Thanks Lynn! Turkey and Tortellini Soup Thanks Jessie! Slow […]


Turkey & Cranberry Encore Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 23, 2009

Looking for another great way to use up your leftover turkey? Honestly, I wouldn’t have thought to do turkey on salad.  Not sure why…because I love chicken on salads!  And cranberries and walnuts on salad is a sure favorite of mine. So combine them all together, and it’s sure to be a winner! I typically […]


Decorations, Traditions, and Gratitude – Thanksgiving on a Budget

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

Today, as part of this week’s Thanksgiving on a Budget series, Monica from The Homespun Heart shares some fantastic ideas on decorating the table, family traditions and instilling a thankful heart this Thanksgiving! I found a new tradition for our Thanksgiving table…I’ll let you go find out what it is (I left it in the […]


Almond Pecan Pie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 19, 2009

Looking for a new and different twist on your favorite traditional pecan pie??? Tossing in some sliced almonds will give your pie a new flavor and texture! Be on the lookout for sales on pecans, almonds and walnuts around the holidays…grab a few extra bags to carry you in to the new year!!! This is […]


Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 19, 2009

I have really enjoyed experimenting with butternut squash recipes this year! This one is a keeper!  A fantabulous side dish! Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 2-3 pounds) ($1.50) 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil ($.10) 1/4 cup maple syrup (free – $1) Few dashes each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice ($.15) Directions 1. […]


Presentation Techniques – Thanksgiving on a Budget

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

Today, Jessica from Life as Mom and Good & Cheap Eats shares some fantastic tricks and tips for the presentation of each dish in your Thanksgiving feast!  She’ll show you how to WOW your family and friends without breaking the bank! Head on over and check out all her fantastic ideas on making your Thanksgiving table look PUR-TY!!!


Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving on a Budget

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 17, 2009

Amy from Amy’s Finer Things is talking turkey today! She’s on a bit of a soapbox about her Thanksgiving turkey…so go on over and find out what it is! I think it’s a fantastic idea…


Thanksgiving on a Budget Series

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 16, 2009

This week we are running a special series on doing Thanksgiving…on a budget! Who is “we”? That would be Amy from Amy’s Finer Things, Jessica from Life as Mom, Monica from The Homespun Heart, Crystal from Money Saving Mom, and yours truly! We’re kicking things off over at Money Saving Mom later today…with more fantastic ideas and recipes […]