Gluten Free

Lunch packing at 6:30 in the morning may very well be the bain of my existence. It’s hard. Despite my best efforts to stay organized, keep lunchboxes in their place, keep the containers all together, something is always in the wrong place. #TpyeAproblems But, as you can see above, I found a strategy that seems […]

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There is something so satisfying about creating a frugal recipe that the whole family loves. Especially when that recipes helps you make a dent in the zucchini harvest! This recipe makes use of several vegetables from the garden: zucchinis, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers. All of the garden veggies make it an especially frugal dish. […]

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Slow Cooker Ranchero Chicken Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2013

Hey, hey back to school-ers!!! It is that time of year when the frenzy gets frenzier (more frenzied?) and the impossible task of getting dinner on the table is, well, impossible. In an attempt to stay out of the drive through lane in the early evening, and to keep my children fed for lunch (my […]

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Slow Cooker Sesame Ginger Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 21, 2013

So this is totally Type A nerdy…but I’ve totally been “practicing” for back to school time. The older boys start school on Monday, and little-middle starts preschool after Labor Day. So we’ve been trying to get back to a more normal “eat dinner time,” which has been completely erratic all summer (as it should be). […]

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Quinoa Soft Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 9, 2013

Move on over beef and chicken…there’s a new protein in Soft Taco Town…Quinoa! Everyone at our dinner table is a fan of quinoa…one more reluctantly than the others. Tyler wasn’t quite convinced about this new ingredient in his tortilla, but I was able to convince him that it was like “tiny rice” and he took […]

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Natural and Organic Deals for August

by Dana S on August 6, 2013

Check out the latest natural and organic deals and printable coupons for August: Deals on Amazon Save up to 20% on all Annie’s Organic Products with an instant coupon!  Fair Trade K-Cups sampler are only 50 cents per K-cup with a Amazon Warehouse Deal. This is eligible for FREE Super Saver shipping on orders over $25.  […]

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Alea’s Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup

by Alea on July 23, 2013

Sunday was National Ice-Cream Day and we decided to celebrate with homemade ice-cream sundaes at home. Unfortunately, I forgot to check on our sundae supplies before I made the announcement. I thought I had a jar of my homemade hot fudge sauce in the fridge. When I pulled out the empty jar my husband and […]

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Taco Bites (or Tiny Tacos)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 15, 2013

Tacos are usually a big hit at our house…but they also make a giant mess, and the littler boys get frustrated with them. Ryan (who just turned 8…see his “birthday cake wreck” here!) can usually get his mouth around a regular size taco, but Charlie and Tyler really struggle with eating a hard shell taco. […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

by Alea on July 9, 2013

We have been alternating between high temperatures and flash floods. Every time it rains, I want comfort foods like pot roast and potatoes. But it is so hot that I don’t want to turn on the oven. My slow cooker once again came to my rescue! I love that is allows me to cook family […]

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Grilled New York Pork Chops with Zucchini & Tomatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was challenged by the National Pork Board to come up with a pork chop recipe for under $10…easy peasy! But what surprised me was that I had to use a New York Pork Chop. A New York Pork Chop??? What in the world is a New York Pork Chop? Sounds […]

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