Baking

In My Kitchen This Week ~ Pantry Challenge & Back to School Prep

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 18, 2014

Well y’all…it’s a big week in my kitchen this week! We are having a pantry and freezer challenge…in large part because we have a number of meals in the freezer still from the 20 Meals for Costco for $150 – Slow Cooker Freezer Pack Edition. And because I’m trying to use up some of the […]

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Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 8, 2014

It’s that time of year when I just start wanting to stock the freezer. It’s like nesting when you’re pregnant times 4. When it comes to the morning hours, I need to do all that I can to survive them. And one of those things is stocking the freezer (and getting in the habit again […]

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Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal {with gluten free version!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 21, 2014

Please. I beg of you. Stop what you are doing right now and run to the store to buy some ripe peaches. They must be ripe, slightly soft to the touch with a bit of give when you gently squeeze it. Buy a bunch of them. And then make this. And then come back and […]

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I hope y’all have enjoyed the first few recipes in this month’s 31 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes series. This is the first new recipe that I’m sharing in the series…and I can’t wait to share the other new ones with you in the coming days and weeks! This Pear Blueberry Crumble recipe is adapted […]

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Red, White & Blue Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 25, 2014

I love festive food on holidays. I love celebrating our country’s independence with lots of red, white and blue foods…and in this case it’s pancakes for breakfast with strawberries, blueberries and ground almonds. Red. White. Blue. BOOM. I plan on making these again in a few weeks when we celebrate our Independence Day here in the […]

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Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2013

Yesterday we had a packed day…church and Sunday school, then home for lunch, then back out the door to drop off the baby with Nana, in time to get to the Woodlawn Theatre for the A Christmas Story, Musical. (Fabulous show, if you are in San Antonio!) While we were shuffling through the kitchen, I […]

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One of my Kitchen Shortcuts when it  comes to baking cookies is to use Silpat Baking Mats.  They make such a BIG difference in the way the cookies bake and melt to perfection when you use these mats vs just a regular baking sheet.  Plus, you don’t have to grease the mats and you can […]

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Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 15, 2013

This baked oatmeal caused a bit of a stir in my kitchen. I set it out on the counter to cool just about the same time that I had dinner getting on the table. My oldest bounced through getting the cups and silverware onto the table and got so excited that I made brownies for […]

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Sweetness!  My absolute favorite gluten free flour mixes are 50% off right now!  Order a 6 pack of GF Baking Mixes from King Arthur Flour for only $27 shipped (reg. $54)!  You’ll receive: 2 boxes of GF All-Purpose Baking Mix (1 box is almost $12 on Amazon right now, so this is such a great […]

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Chili with Caramelized Onion Cornbread

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 28, 2013

I heart caramelized onions. I adore the flavor and I especially love the way they make the house smell when they are caramelizing. Its a tossup between caramelizing onions and roasting garlic. Jury is still out on that one. So I’m teaming up with Formula 409 and their ‘America’s Love Affair with Grease’ campaign…helping home chefs […]

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