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Roasted Maple Mustard Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 20, 2013

  {Repin It!} So here’s the conundrum that I face with chicken breasts. 2 isn’t enough for our growing brood (it used to be plenty!)…but 3 is too many. (Unless all 3 boys are in a growth spurt at the same time, and that doesn’t happen often.) So 2 and 1/2 is perfect for our […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

by Alea on January 15, 2013

I love being able to serve Sunday dinner shortly after arriving home from church. But I don’t like leaving the oven on while we are gone. I do feel comfortable leaving the slow cooker on, so I occasionally use it to make Honey Glazed Ham. I can cook the ham for one hour on high, […]

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Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 14, 2013

So this dish I made with the intention of my husband and I eating for lunch. But it could certainly be a main dish in and of itself, or a delicious side dish with some grilled chicken or steaks. The reason I made this as a “lunch dish,” is the Brussels sprouts. My kiddos are […]

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Natural and Organic Deals for December

by Dana S on December 4, 2012

Check out the latest natural and organic deals and printable coupons for December: Deals on Amazon Save 15% on all Happy Baby Organic Products when you clip a coupon (under the product price will be a link with “Special Offer Available”).     Spend only $0.73/ per bar on Larabar Fruit and Nut Bars with Free Super Saver […]

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Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Roast

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

So pork tenderloins were on super sale last week. So I bought one…with the intention of cutting it in half to use for 2 meals. I’d originally thought I would make 2 different meals, but as I was mixing this recipe up…I was completely overcome with the smells of the cranberry sauce and the many […]

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Butternut Squash Chili

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 5, 2012

It’s always risky experimenting with recipes when you have guests over for dinner. But it’s also good…in that you get great feedback. Good or bad. And this chili…only good feedback We had our family join us for dinner last weekend and this is what I made. I can’t not purchase butternut squash at the store […]

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Allergy-Free Roasted Potato Chunks

by Lindsey on October 19, 2012

This is such a fantastic, remarkably simple side dish free of just about everything. It’s perfect for a very restricted diet! This recipe yields 2-3 servings, so feel free to double it and put the potatoes in a 13×9 rather than the suggested 8×8. Roasted Potato Chunks Yield – 2-3 servings Preparation Time – 5 […]

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Burrito Cups

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 7, 2012

We’ve all seen (or had) the 7 layer dip cups to serve at parties. But what about dinner in a cup. Specifically, burrito dinner in a cup. Sure burritos, require tortillas…but what if you can’t eat tortillas. We have a kid who is currently off gluten (and a number of other foods) because of some […]

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Years ago when we had our oldest on a gluten free diet, I quickly learned that the best way to do that diet on a budget is to avoid gluten all together. And bake sparingly, and from scratch. I learned to base our meals around sweet potatoes, potatoes and brown rice. Adding in brown rice […]

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Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops – $5 Dinner Challenge

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

Remember this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast from Slow Cooker week? I’ve been dying to try it. I’m a huge balsamic fan and was intrigued by the pork, brown sugar, balsamic flavor combination. (See: Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions, Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions, Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsamic Onions) […]

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