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Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

by Alea on July 9, 2013

We have been alternating between high temperatures and flash floods. Every time it rains, I want comfort foods like pot roast and potatoes. But it is so hot that I don’t want to turn on the oven. My slow cooker once again came to my rescue! I love that is allows me to cook family […]

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Grilled New York Pork Chops with Zucchini & Tomatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was challenged by the National Pork Board to come up with a pork chop recipe for under $10…easy peasy! But what surprised me was that I had to use a New York Pork Chop. A New York Pork Chop??? What in the world is a New York Pork Chop? Sounds […]

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Slow Cooker Lemon & Garlic Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 26, 2013

It’s really unfortunate that photos can’t communicate taste. And flavor infusion. Because seriously, I can taste the lemon and garlic flavors that infused perfectly into the chicken and the potatoes…just looking at the photo. I was actually quite surprised…as I’ve made a number of different garlic-chicken-potatoes slow cooker meals in the past, but not this […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]

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Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 22, 2013

Hello lovely. Yes, this is a lovely, lovely salad. It’s lovely because it combines a few of my favorite flavors (strawberry, spinach and almonds). It’s lovely because it tasted light, but the quinoa made the me feel full.  And it’s even lovelier because it is made of “ingredients I had on hand.” Otherwise known as […]

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Alea’s Honey Mustard Salmon Salad

by Alea on May 7, 2013

My husband loves salmon, but it is rather expensive when you have to buy it at the grocery store. One way that I add salmon onto our menu without breaking the budget is by using it in salads. I only need 6 – 8 ounces of salmon to create a flavorful salad. My husband and […]

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Grilled Pomegranate Chicken with Mango BBQ Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 6, 2013

Grilling season is officially upon us. Well, it’s been upon us here in South Texas for a few weeks…some days better than others for grilling. I’m thinking the last “really cold” front has passed through and we’ve been enjoying some lovely weather as a result. This weekend we had my sister and her family over […]

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Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 3, 2013

So this was my lunch yesterday and today. And I’m thinking about whipping up another bowlful this weekend to serve with some yummy grilled chicken (if it warms back up enough to be pleasant for eating outdoors! Brr!). And whipping up is probably not the best verb here…because there is no whipping involved. Just stirring […]

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Pinto Beans with Peaches and Bacon

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 19, 2013

Before you wonder off to your next stop online…hear me out on this one. I know it sounds strange. Taking our boys out for dinner is an adventure. We don’t go out often, but when we do it’s usually with family, so we at least have a 1 on 1 ratio at the table. We […]

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Slow Cooker Manwich Shredded Beef Sandwiches

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

Monday morning and you’ve got a case of the “Mandays.  Well, not anymore… It’s no secret that I like easy. I don’t just like easy, I need easy. I NEED easy. I NEED EASY RECIPES. Sorry, didn’t mean to get so carried away there…it’s just that I really need easy recipes.  The witching hour at […]

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