Dairy Free

Last weekend we had our final church group meeting before summer and the dinner theme was ‘taco night.’ Upon seeing the signup list, I quickly chose rice and beans…because I love cooking rice and beans. They’re cheap, healthy and are easy to ‘doctor up.’ I made 2 lbs. of these Dominican style beans. And then […]

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Chicken Pineapple Stir-fry with Coconut Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 11, 2014

Sometimes the ingredient stars just align and the meal that I was thinking about, turns out even better than I imagined. I wanted to make something that I knew the boys would love, using a can of coconut milk I’ve had in the pantry for a few weeks. (I purchased it with this recipe in […]

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Chunky Guacamole with Mango & Red Onion

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 7, 2014

This one surprised me. I’m a huge fan of homemade guacamole, definitely prefer it over store bought. (I usually doctor up the store bought with lime juice, cumin, cilantro and possibly other mixins.) About homemade guacamole…it’s really a highly personal thing. It’s almost like you shouldn’t mess with a good and simple homemade guacamole. But […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken {Cooking Demo Video!}

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

Y’all. This is divine. Seriously…we all polished our plates. And I had to hide the extra piece I made so we could have it for lunch. Except Steve found it and took it for his lunch…knowing full well I wanted some for leftovers too. I teased him about it…and decided that this might become a […]

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Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken {Live Cooking Demo}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 14, 2014

I’ve had this on my “to make list” for a while now…I wanted to get it made while the prices on citrus were still rock bottom and have been waiting for a great sale on whole chickens. The grocery sale stars aligned and I scored a great price on a whole chicken earlier this week, […]

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Orange Glazed Pork Chops

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 17, 2014

This recipe did end up making it onto the 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan…so please note the following: Because there are many potatoes in the plan, feel free to substitute mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes. Also, if you don’t have orange juice on hand, you could make these Brown Sugar Balsamic pork chops […]

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Slow Cooker Honey Ham and Bean Soup

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

Seriously, dinner doesn’t get any easier than this. This is what I call a “Chop, Dump and Run” kind of dinner. (And if you added carrots, it would be a one dish slow cooker dinner…my absolute favorite kind.) This soup is sweet from the honey, with a touch of smoke, and a slight bite from […]

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Cajun Turkey & Andouille 15 Bean Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 2, 2013

Y’all know that I’m not a huge fan of turkey…but I’m also not a fan of tossing anything out, so when my mom sent us home with just about a turkey’s worth of leftovers, I thought I might be in trouble. What am I going to do with all of this? First off…I divided it […]

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Make Ahead Pumpkin Breakfast Quinoa ~ Gluten Free Fall Breakfast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2013

If you are in need of a gluten free breakfast to enjoy this fall, here you go. Quinoa makes for a fantastic breakfast…as it is packed with protein and doesn’t leave you wanting more, like a bowl of cereal can. Mix in some pumpkin and fall spices and you’ve got the perfect warm meal for […]

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I scored a great deal on boneless pork ribs and made plans to grill them. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with my plans.. Fall arrived last weekend at our house and brought high winds and rain with it, so my plans for barbecue ribs was shifted from the grill to my oven where I broiled […]

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