Homemade

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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Make Ahead Pumpkin Breakfast Quinoa ~ Gluten Free Fall Breakfast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2013

If you are in need of a gluten free breakfast to enjoy this fall, here you go. Quinoa makes for a fantastic breakfast…as it is packed with protein and doesn’t leave you wanting more, like a bowl of cereal can. Mix in some pumpkin and fall spices and you’ve got the perfect warm meal for […]

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Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 2, 2013

I <3 homemade cookies. And I wish I made them more. I really wish I made these more…all my favorite flavors of fall…in cookie form. While it’s still humid and up in the 90s some days, we have had a few “tastes of fall” and cool, crisp mornings. I often make pumpkin muffins or pumpkin […]

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Magda’s Grilled Individual Pizzas

by Jenn K on July 18, 2013

It is summertime and the living is easy, even when everyone in your family wants different toppings on their pizza.  This is a quick and easy way to make great crispy pizzas that everyone will love. The bonus, you don’t have to heat up your kitchen to have great, homemade pizza! Grilled Individual Pizzas Yield […]

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{CLOSED!} Homemade Baby Food & Munchkin Food Maker Giveaway

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

Update: Thanks to everyone who entered! And, our winner is… Christina Winner has been notified via email with further instructions. So it’s that time. Almost. I can’t believe it is here already. We have a very busy June, so I’ve decided to start making some baby food this next month and getting it into the […]

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