Gluten Free

Sloppy Joe Bowls

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. I had the most fun making these Sloppy Joes…probably the most fun time ever making Sloppy Joes. Reason being…I had help from the oldest sous chef in the house. Ryan is almost 9 and I decided to use this meal as […]

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Honey Mustard Lentils & Rice Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 2, 2014

What’s with the crazy half-fluffed photo, Erin? I know that’s what your thinking. I haven’t lost my mind. Well…since this cooking method is probably a new concept for many of you, I decided to just fluff half of the dish before snapping the photo so that you can see what it will look like when […]

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Time to jazz up your quinoa with some light and tasty flavors of spring – perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, or to serve to friends who are coming over for lunch…or to lunch on throughout the week. Also, don’t forget to rinse your quinoa to help rid of some of the bitter flavors that […]

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One of the beautiful things about a pantry challenge (from 2 weeks ago!) is that you unearth treasures from the depths of your freezer. And one of those treasures for me was a 20 oz. package of chorizo links. (Score!) I knew right away that I could pull off another ‘pantry challenge meal’ with the […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Freezer Instructions

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

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Shepherd’s Pie is always a favorite around here…with a house full of boys, a ‘meat and potatoes’ meal will always be a hit! Because Shepherd’s Pie is a ‘time and dishes intensive recipe’ with making the mashed potatoes and browning the […]

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It’s time to pile high all your favorite taco night toppings onto a gluten-free corn tostada shell. (If you can’t find tostada shells in your grocery store, a regular old taco shell will do…just crack it in half, lay it down on the plate and start piling.) Just be careful when you start eating it! […]

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I highly recommend double or triple batching when you make BBQ chicken in the Dutch oven or slow cooker. I like to cook mine in the slow cooker or Dutch oven because I love the way the meat gets more tender as it slow cooks. I love the saucy-soupy BBQ sauce that melts into the […]

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Want a meal with just 5 minutes prep time? Here you go…plop pork roast in the base of the slow cooker. Add a few spoonfuls of jelly and a few spices. Cover and cook. BOOM…that took less than 5 minutes. Keep it simple with a side of brown rice and some steamed veggies. Perfect meal, […]

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Beans don’t have to be lacking in flavor…poor things have such a bad reputation of being bland. But these black beans cooked with cilantro and mango are far from bland. About as far as the sun is from the moon. (Well, that might be a bit of a stretch. But you get what I mean.) […]

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NOTE: USE Gluten Free Bread Crumbs! When making this meatloaf, please use gluten free bread crumbs. Rest of the ingredients are GF Our family adores this meatloaf…in fact, I have just enough crushed pineapple in my freezer, leftover from last week when I used a small portion of the can to make sweet and sour […]

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