Gluten Free

Shredded Beef Tacos with Pineapple-Pepper Salsa

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

I’m often asked why I share so many taco recipes…and there are 3 reasons. One, my boys love them. Two, I live in the land of ridiculously cheap corn and flour tortillas…where the grocery stores have in-store tortilla making presses. And three, because I’m trying to pretend that my kitchen is like a taco truck, specifically […]

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BLT Frittata

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 26, 2014

Before you get all…ERIN, YOU CAN’T PUT LETTUCE IN A FRITTATA… Hold up. Yes you sure can…when it’s spinach. And it’s delicious. I used an older recipe and updated the method and adding some tomatoes. This method is new and doesn’t require sauteing the spinach ahead of time. Because I’m lazy. Well, really I’m just […]

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Amazing Apple Pie Ice Cream

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

Apple pie. In ice cream form. With crushed ginger snaps on top. Need I say more. Adore this homemade ice cream. Not only do you get to control all of the ingredients you use, it just tastes that much better because you made it. I’ve included directions for using an ice cream maker, as well […]

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Slow Cooker Carne Asada

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2014

One afternoon every week, my husband and I do a kid swap in the late afternoon for one of my son’s weekly eye therapy appointments. Because I’d rather not sit in the waiting room with 3 squirrely little boys, he swings by after he leaves work and picks them up and takes them home. On […]

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Zucchini Feta Bites

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

Here’s a fun new twist on a zucchini side dish. Zucchini is every.where. right now. And it’s cheap-o too. This takes just a few minutes to get together, and I tasked my oldest son to get the zucchinis arranged onto the baking sheet, while I dropped the seasoning and feta on them as he went. […]

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Have you ever wished you could make enough crockpot dinners to last for weeks, so you can just let it cook, while you enjoy your time with your family each night? Let me introduce you to the… The kids are back to school and I thought what better way to help you survive and thrive the […]

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Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal {with gluten free version!}

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

Please. I beg of you. Stop what you are doing right now and run to the store to buy some ripe peaches. They must be ripe, slightly soft to the touch with a bit of give when you gently squeeze it. Buy a bunch of them. And then make this. And then come back and […]

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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 18, 2014

I have a problem. But I know it’s a problem and I’m working on it. Each week is different, some weeks better than others. Here is my problem: I bite off more than I can chew. (Not with food…with our schedule.) While I crave simplicity and flexibility, I also know that I don’t like to […]

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Spring Vegetables

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 18, 2014

I rarely. I mean rarely. Like practically never. Ever. Maybe once every 2 years. Look at other cookbooks. I use my own all the time (for reference in baking or to check if I’ve done that recipe before or to replicate a flavor combination, but cook it differently.) A few weeks ago, I was clearing […]

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It’s Finally Here ~ 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals E-Cookbook

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 16, 2014

So many people think that being on a gluten free diet means you have to spend more money at the grocery store. And they’re right, but they’re wrong. They’re right in that it can cost more at checkout. But they’re wrong, in that it doesn’t have to cost more. So how do I do it? […]

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