batch cooking

Bobby Jo, Freezing Chicken Breasts & The Food I Prepped Before My Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 30, 2013

Yes, I’m still here. Last week was a bit nutty. Cuatro and I hit the road to New York and then Atlanta for some media meetings and then to speak on a panel. Turns out traveling with a crawling baby means you have approximately 13.5 minutes over 4 days to open your computer to work. […]

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Baking Holiday Cookies on a Budget

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 12, 2012

It’s in the mess that memories are made. Right? At least that’s how it seems to be work at our house. Be it in the kitchen or outside in a pile of leaves or with bubbles in the bathtub. It’s the fun and messy activities that make the best memories. My oldest elf Ryan helping […]

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Lunchbox Freezer Tip: Mini Pizzas

by Dana S on November 20, 2012

This is a fun, different lunch box idea. Make your own “Lunchable-style” pizza kits! I first make a big batch of pizza crusts using my bread machine. Then freeze them on a cookie sheet. Then store the crusts on a cookie sheet. I pull as many pizza crusts as I need the morning of. They […]

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You may be thinking “Really, freezing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? How long does it take to make a pb&j?” But having a freezer full of already made sandwiches is a huge lifesaver for me on those crazy mornings. I typically make a whole loaf of sandwiches at a time. The key to a good […]

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Lunchbox Freezer Cooking: Frozen Fruit Cups

by Dana S on September 18, 2012

It’s only been two weeks into our school year and I am already finding myself in a lunchbox rut. Freezer cooking to the rescue! Every month, I plan to try a lunch box friendly recipe and share my results. This month I choose Frozen Fruit Cups to try. These healthy cups are full of fresh […]

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Dana’s Healthy Breakfast Burritos

by Dana S on April 17, 2012

One easy way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies is with these vegetable filled breakfast burritos.

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Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce – Batch Cooking

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 23, 2012

Batch cook your Marinara Sauce in your slow cooker…love this idea and measuring tip from Jackie at Mom on a Mission! Be sure to add that to your list for your next batch cooking session, freezer cooking day or the next time you make spaghetti sauce. Photo Credit

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Tricia’s Slow Cooker Love

by Tricia H on February 22, 2012

Some of our favorite Slow Cooker recipes, plus a recipe for Cranberry Chicken that takes only two ingredients!

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Tricia’s Batch Cooking: Biscuits

by Tricia H on February 17, 2012

Check out tips on making homemade batch biscuits that are freezer ready…

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The combination of bacon and cheese in these meatballs keeps them moist and makes them so flavorful that they’re perfect on their own, with pasta, or with dipping sauce as an appetizer.

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