Erin’s Pesto Bruschetta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 11, 2010

I was working on dinner over the weekend when Steve pops into the kitchen with a few handfuls of itty bitty tomatoes. So naturally, I whipped up a quick Pesto Bruschetta with homemade garden pesto sauce I stashed in the freezer.

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Spinach Tomato Saute

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 10, 2010

Got spinach? Got garden tomatoes? Make this with your next dinner then…


Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Red Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2010

Super expensive, all natural sausage from the farmer’s market is the star of this meal…but it costs almost $5 itself! Find out how much this dish ended up costing…


Spicy Onion Burgers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 20, 2010

Looking for a spicy new topping for your favorite burger?! How about some onions with a lotta zing?!


Stuffed Tomatoes – Grow. Eat. $ave.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 14, 2010

Looking for a recipe that uses a vegetable that’s growing in your garden? Perhaps Grow. Eat. $ave. can help!


Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 11, 2010

(Please pardon the iPhone photo. Dead camera battery.) I went out yesterday morning to survey the garden…and to make sure it survived our weekend away. I was pleasantly surprised to find lots of red grape-roma tomatoes, and a meal’s worth of green beans!  I picked some basil, parsley and oregano and then got to work. […]


Spicy Pasta Puttanesque-a – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 30, 2009

***UPDATE: Apparently, Mr. Linky is not feeling well today, so please leave your link in the comments section Alisa shares a fabulous pasta puttanesque-a recipe with us tonight…with quite a few variations to fit all kinds of dietary needs!  This recipe is Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Low-Fat, optionally Gluten-Free / Wheat-Free, and optionally Vegan / […]


Roasted Tomato Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 12, 2009

A simple soup with LOTS of flav-AH! And UBER CHEAP because I used up tomatoes from the garden that I had frozen and fresh basil that I had dehydrated!!!


Tomato and Olive Pizza

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 29, 2009

Fresh tomatoes from the garden and green olives on a homemade pizza crust topped with mozzarella cheese…


Caesar Chicken Pasta Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 22, 2009

Sauteed chicken, pasta and tomatoes tossed in a Caesar dressing and served on a bed of lettuce!