Beans

Could this possibly be easier or more yummy? Three ingredients in your slow cooker means a hearty, warm, freezer-friendly dinner can be ready with only 5 minutes of effort. My family boycotts the kitchen when we run out of a few items. Bananas are one. And split peas are another. I’m glad something so popular is easy […]

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Chicken Apple Sausage with Chickpeas & Quinoa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 10, 2014

When I need a quick go-to meal, I often turn to the chicken apple sausage that I keep stashed in my freezer. It sits right next to the fish sticks. In the ‘it’s been a terrible day and I can’t even think about what to make, so I’m going to toss these fish sticks in […]

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Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

by Amanda Martin on December 4, 2014

What’s this about a rice cooker? Turns out, it works a bit like a slow cooker. Only a little faster. It uses less energy than cooking on a stove. And, for me, seems to make less of a mess. Try it sometime. Like with this soup. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are about as American […]

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Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto

by Amanda Martin on November 6, 2014

I’m all about making life as easy as possible. Especially in the kitchen. This one-pot meal requires little attention from the chef unlike traditional risotto, but still tastes and looks so elegant. The borlotti beans are an Italian brown bean that can be replaced with pinto beans. It offers great color contrast. But I’ve made […]

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Yes, more enchilada recipes. Because I have {what feels like} a bazillion corn tortillas in my freezer from all of the Costco Freezer Meal Plans. Enchiladas are so delicious, they freeze and reheat beautifully. So here’s another freezer friendly enchilada recipe for you. And I took a photo of them as I would put them […]

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Spaghetti Squash Miso Soup with Edamame

by Amanda Martin on October 9, 2014

What’s your favorite Autumn soup? Wait, isn’t it just cold or hot soups? Well, maybe. I believe autumn soups are different from winter soups. They might be a little lighter in texture because you don’t need anything to “stick to your ribs” just yet. And they have this color about them. A color that agrees […]

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Enchilada Meatloaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 3, 2014

Mix up your next meatloaf night with this delicious Enchilada Meatloaf and it’s surprise ingredient. This recipe makes 2 meatloaves…one for dinner, one for the freezer. I created it this way so that you can win at least 1 weeknight dinner coming up! It’s just comforting to know that you have dinner ready to pop […]

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Do you consider cornbread and chili a comfort food? As we move into the chillier months of autumn and feel better about turning on our ovens, do you get almost giddy about anything resembling a savory pie with a crusty top and steamy filling? Here’s a perfect compilation for bridging end-of-season tomatoes into a one-dish meal […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas – All Things Mexican

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 23, 2014

Having lived in the Dominican Republic and Texas for years, I have a special appreciation and appetite for Mexican food.  It’s one of my first picks when we go out to eat which isn’t often, so I’ve learned to make my own. Take a look at some of my favorite Mexican recipes… TexMex Restaurant Style […]

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12 Best Chili Recipes

by Jenn K on September 18, 2014

There is nothing that celebrates the taste of fall more to me than a good bowl of chili.  Even though we do eat chili year-round, there is something special about a steaming hot bowl of chili with brisk temperatures outside.  In honor of nearing that lovely time of year, we’ve gathered up the 12 Best […]

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