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Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

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

So…it the ‘mom’s new year’ as many people call it. August is the time when moms all over regroup from the leisurely days of sleeping in, pool fun and all other summer activities. Regrouping involves a shift in mindset back into routine and structure, but it often involves getting up earlier, having to get breakfast […]

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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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Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

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

We love Sloppy Joes (and Janes) at our house. We love them slider style (which is actually easier for the kids!), cheesesteak style, meatless style, as well as the with the store bought can and the DIY sauce. Regardless of how they are made, we love them. I find in the summer months that they […]

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Caramelized Onion & Barbecue Meatloaf

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 6, 2014

Sometimes I wish I blogged only about burgers. Just burgers, that is all. Because I adore burgers…grilled at home, from a restaurant, even fast food (but Whataburger only!) burgers. Here’s one of my all time favorite burger. I think you can see why. Anytime there is burger on the menu that has caramelized onions, I’m […]

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How to Make the Perfect S’mores

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

This past week was our spring break…and we enjoyed a part stay-cation here in San Antonio, followed by a long weekend at my friend’s ranch-river house near Leakey, TX. It was little boy heaven and no one wanted to leave, myself included. My happy, carefree, adventurous Charlie, walking through the river. Nevermind that wet jeans […]

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Homemade Gift Ideas: 9 Tasty Christmas Treats

by Jenn K on December 19, 2013

We are in the “less than a week before Christmas” frenzy, which can cause crazy stress as you try to figure out what to get a particular friend or loved one. How about instead of one more trip to the store or one more online order (really isn’t that the most fun way to shop?!), […]

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Lemon Cranberry Cheater Tart

by Jenn K on November 21, 2013

This amazingly delicious tart is easy to make and tastes like you worked all day! I call is a cheater tart because you make the dough and pat it into the tart pan instead of rolling and then laying it in. It is easy and no one will ever know! I made this for Canadian […]

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Chili with Caramelized Onion Cornbread

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 28, 2013

I heart caramelized onions. I adore the flavor and I especially love the way they make the house smell when they are caramelizing. Its a tossup between caramelizing onions and roasting garlic. Jury is still out on that one. So I’m teaming up with Formula 409 and their ‘America’s Love Affair with Grease’ campaign…helping home chefs […]

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For those who need food allergy friendly baking ingredients, holiday baking can get expensive quickly!  However, if you make your own Gluten Free Flour Blend, then you will start to see real savings.  This GF flour blend recipe can be substituted 1:1 in most baking recipes that call for regular flour.  It’ll last longer if […]

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“No Thought Dinner” – What’s Yours?

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

I’ve been working what feels like round the clock, preparing for the release of the new grocery savings app, Favado. (Read more about it here.) I’m working with an amazing team at Savings.com, to get this app out into the world and into the hands of grocery shoppers across the country! That being said, I […]

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