New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh CUCUMBERS! Cucumbers are on sale for 50¢ each at Sprouts in Texas, so I’ll definitely be adding that to the end of the week grocery list.  Now I need to decide which cucumber recipe to use! Wedge Cobb Salad […]


New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES! Grape Tomatoes are on sale for $2/pint at Sprouts in Texas, so I’ll definitely be heading there this week!  Now to decide which recipe to make: Chilled Summer Squash and Tomato Orzo Salad Italian Chicken and Bowtie Pasta […]


Alea’s Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

by Alea on October 8, 2013

This quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin Pasta Casserole is perfect for chilly, fall evenings. If you are a gardener, you may only have to buy 2 ingredients to make this recipe: pasta and cheese. If you aren’t a gardener, it is still frugal as most of the produce is on sale right now. You […]


There is something so satisfying about creating a frugal recipe that the whole family loves. Especially when that recipes helps you make a dent in the zucchini harvest! This recipe makes use of several vegetables from the garden: zucchinis, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers. All of the garden veggies make it an especially frugal dish. […]


Alea’s Skillet Lasagna

by Alea on September 25, 2012

I have been making different types of vegetable lasagnas all summer. After the last one, my oldest son said, “your veggie lasagnas are awesome, but I’m wondering when you are going to make a standard lasagna”. Obviously making a “standard lasagna” shot to the top of my to-do list! But our life has been crazy […]


Alea’s 4 Bean Chipotle Chili

by Alea on September 11, 2012

It is hard to make chili for my whole family. My daughter likes her chili very mild and my husband likes his eye-watering hot. The only thing they agree on is that the chili looks pretty when I use different types of beans. So I use lots of different types of beans! How much heat […]


Slow Cooker Taco Soup

by Alea on August 28, 2012

When life is busy it is even more important for my family to find time to eat together. There is something so relaxing about sitting around the table together chatting, laughing, and reconnecting. However, it can be rough to throw together a family dinner when we walk in the door a few minutes before dinner […]


Balsamic Tomatoes with Feta and Fresh Herbs – Grow. Eat. $ave.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 7, 2011

This could be my most favorite flavor combination from this summer…


The perfect combination of colors. The perfect balance of flavors. This is a salsa recipe that you must try. Now!


Spinach and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 19, 2011

As I was writing up the “calling all spinach recipes” last week, I remembered a meal that I made for my family when on vacation last summer…and wondered if I could pull off something similar for $5…