Gluten Free

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 […]


Freezer Friendly Cashew Parmesan Crusted Pork

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2014

Company supper right here, my friend. Next time you have company coming over and you find yourself wondering what to prepare. I’ve got the answer for you right here. CASHEW. PARMESAN. CRUSTED. PORK. You’re gonna be shocked at how simple this is. AND…it’s freezer friendly! You can freeze this before baking the pork. Now you’ll […]


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Yes, more enchilada recipes. Because I have {what feels like} a bazillion corn tortillas in my freezer from all of the Costco Freezer Meal Plans. Enchiladas are so delicious, they freeze and reheat beautifully. So here’s another freezer friendly enchilada recipe for you. And I took a photo of them as I would put them […]


Freezer Friendly Stovetop Ratatouille

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

Yes, you can freeze Ratatouille. You can. Really, you can. A friend on Facebook shared the other day… Throwing together a quick dinner at the last minute when one kid is eating only soft stuff due to new braces, another kid is a vegetarian, and the third kid is avoiding dairy, and I left my […]

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Butternut Cranberry Rice Pilaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

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

All the flavors of fall in a dinner dish. That’s this rice pilaf! When making this, I used 1/2 cup of wild rice because I have some in the pantry and I’m trying to use it up! You could use all brown rice or even all wild rice if you have some. Wild rice is […]


Spaghetti Squash Miso Soup with Edamame

by Amanda Martin on October 9, 2014

What’s your favorite Autumn soup? Wait, isn’t it just cold or hot soups? Well, maybe. I believe autumn soups are different from winter soups. They might be a little lighter in texture because you don’t need anything to “stick to your ribs” just yet. And they have this color about them. A color that agrees […]


Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 8, 2014

Busy weeknight dinners just got a cheesy makeover! Not like a silly, cheesy makeover…complete with funny props and faces from a photo booth. Like a CHEESE-y makeover. As in queso blanco and cream cheese makeover. Start these in the morning before a busy day, then come home in time to shred the chicken, mix in […]


Y’all. Can we chat for a minute?! I am completely blown away by how much y’all love these plans. Seriously, THANK YOU for sharing these plans, buying the plans, emailing me, sharing on Instagram and Facebook and for whatever way you spread the word about these meal plans. I’m filled with gratitude and will continue […]


Enchilada Meatloaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

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

Mix up your next meatloaf night with this delicious Enchilada Meatloaf and it’s surprise ingredient. This recipe makes 2 meatloaves…one for dinner, one for the freezer. I created it this way so that you can win at least 1 weeknight dinner coming up! It’s just comforting to know that you have dinner ready to pop […]