Freezer Friendly

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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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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ON SALE NOW: The $5 Dinner Mom’s Ultimate Freezer Cooking Guide

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 24, 2014

Freezer Cooking…it saves the day for me so often. More times than I can count in the recent past. It’s a sanity saver, a life saver and a huge money saver! It really is amazing how you can invest a little time upfront and then reap the rewards for weeks to come!  Over time, I’ve […]

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Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes

by Amanda Martin on November 20, 2014

Here’s how this time of year goes: You’re so busy doing the fun stuff, you’d prefer dinner to cook itself. But then, you remember all the treats you have been snacking on at work or all the icing you and the kids ingested making cookies or the thousands of calories you inhaled at the Thanksgiving […]

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Pollo Asado with Rice & Beans

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

Can you forgive me? This happens to me every year and I adjusted my camera settings as best I could…but the silly time change doesn’t only mess with your infant and toddler (who am I kidding, everyone’s) sleep schedule. It messes with my work flow and having good light in the late afternoons. Now, there […]

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King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 13, 2014

So. I’ve been wanting to make this for a very long time. But haven’t had an occasion to because we don’t consume much dairy because of allergies/intolerances among family members. When I learned that my friend needed a meal, this came up top of mind and boom, here it is. I have enjoyed many a King […]

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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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Moroccan Beef Stew ~ New 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipe!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 31, 2014

It’s time to kick the flavor up a couple notches in your next stew. This is a really interesting stew with a whole lot going on in the flavor department. You have the beef with the chickpeas…that soak up the cumin and cinnamon flavors. Then there’s the sweetness from the golden raisins and the salt-y […]

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Delicious and easy. That’s the name of my cooking game friend! This salmon is both of those things…super simple to prepare and oh, so tasty too! Salmon recipes are not ones I share around here often, but I think it’s important to serve fish and seafood as part of a balanced diet. When I do […]

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls ~ 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. Double Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. But really, they are triple pumpkin cinnamon rolls. And. They. Will. Melt. In. Your. Mouth. The dough is so soft. The pumpkin filling literally melts in your mouth with the dough…and the pumpkin spice icing. You HAVE TO make these at some point this fall or winter. It’s […]

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