Big Meals, Little Budget – Angie’s Chicken Pizza-dillas

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The Chicken Pizza-dilla is a favorite around our house! The kids like it because it's so easy to customize to individual tastes (meaning they don't have to eat the gross stuff), and I like it because it's affordable, filling, and really easy to make. Ingredients 1 refrigerated pizza dough from your friendly neighborhood grocery section 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese … [Read more...]

Vintage Recipe Week – A Tribute to Grammy

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A few months ago my grandmother passed away. I want to tell you a little bit about her. And tell you how these precious cookbooks of hers landed in my possession. My grandmother was a stubborn pistol. (So that's where I get it from...ah ha!) But the one thing she was most stubborn about, it was this...eating together around the dinner table when we were all gathered at … [Read more...]

Katie’s Chicken Curry Stew

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(Erin here...I will be making this this weekend. That is all.) I love this recipe for Chicken Curry Stew. It's so filling and it's one of those great one-pot meals. I am always a fan of not dirtying up a whole cabinet full of pots and pans for a meal. It's full of vegetables, starch, and lean protein so you don't need anything on the side, but you can always add a side green … [Read more...]

Shrimp, Okra and Spinach Gumbo Recipe

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SOS Gumbo. Also known as Shrimp, Okra and Spinach Gumbo. It's Round 2 of the Everyday Chef Challenge. And I need your votes again. This weekend I whipped up this most amazing, taste-bud exploding gumbo using the 2 secret ingredients for this challenge...which can be found on the Everyday Chef Challenge site...go take a peek! This is a traditional gumbo, made with a … [Read more...]

CLOSED! Facebook – Live Lunch Chat with The $5 Dinner Mom (and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!)

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Our Live Lunch Chat was a great success and fun, too!  Thanks to everyone who joined us and be sure to make plans to chat again next Thursday from 1 - 1:30 pm EST!  And the winner of the $50 Amazon Gift card is... Jennifer A. who said, "I'd love to use my crockpot for something that isn't a pot roast! Any favorite recipes or sites? Any plans to help manage costs during the … [Read more...]