Gluten Free

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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Roasted Winter Vegetables

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 15, 2014

5 Ingredients. (If you don’t count salt and pepper.) Seriously, just 5. Sweet potatoes. Parnsips. Carrots. Olive oil. Fresh rosemary. Boom. 5 ingredients. So, this is totally delicious. Totally and ridiculously delicious. So much so that I made it two nights in a row, and again for lunch a few days later. (Partly to use […]

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One-Dish Chili Mac

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 12, 2014

Wanna know what your new family favorite recipe is going to be? Not only to make, but to eat too! This chili cooks all in the same pot…and if you toss in some chopped up carrots and/or spinach, it could be a complete meal in the one-dish. Talk about a winner! Our family loves this […]

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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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Easy Tzatziki Dip

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

If you want a quick escape to the Greek isles, then whip up this dip, take a few bites and whisk away in your imagination. Visualize the picturesque blue turquoise ocean, the brilliant sun shining all around, as you enjoy this creamy and delightful snack! Use a low fat/low cal Greek yogurt to keep the […]

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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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