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Baked Pumpkin Pancakes with Homemade Pumpkin Syrup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2014

The pumpkin insanity continues. From my Spiced Pumpkin Latte to my beloved Pumpkin Pie French Toast…we are adding this to list of Erin’s best pumpkin recipes. Y’all. Holy Pumpkin-Moly. Y’ALL. Seriously. You have to make these. If you’re part of our $5 Meal Plan, you’ll be trying these soon. And it’s going to be REALLY […]

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Vegetable Alfredo Sauce ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 13, 2014

Have you ever made your own alfredo sauce?! If not, I implore you. Challenge you. Demand you. (hehe!) No, I really think you should try it! I love playing with homemade white sauces, and in this case an alfredo sauce with veggies. Creamy, cheesy, salty and delicious over pasta! For this alfredo sauce, I decided to […]

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Homemade Freezer Friendly Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 10, 2014

Our family loves pizza. Even the dairy free kids. (They get special cheese.) There is just something about pizza. The crust, the sweeter sauce, the cheese, the flavor explosions from the toppings. Or maybe this Americanized Italian food somehow transports us to a world across the ocean to the boot shaped country…and we dream and long […]

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Welcome to the first post in the “31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes” series! This is our 4th “31 Days” series and I love that we are going to share what feels like a bazillion recipes, concepts and ideas with you this month! I am a ‘freezer shopper’…meaning that I often times shop from my […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas – All Things Mexican

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 23, 2014

Having lived in the Dominican Republic and Texas for years, I have a special appreciation and appetite for Mexican food.  It’s one of my first picks when we go out to eat which isn’t often, so I’ve learned to make my own. Take a look at some of my favorite Mexican recipes… TexMex Restaurant Style […]

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Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Latte

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 4, 2014

It’s BACK. The “PSL”…but you don’t have to drop $5 a pop…you can make your own! And FWIW – I’m in the “SCM” camp. Hence all the salted caramel recipes. Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge Salted Caramel Brownie Parfait (And a Salted Caramel Mocha Brownie recipe coming next week!) Are you in the PSL group or […]

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How to Roast Hatch Chiles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 25, 2014

My trip to the grocery store last week almost brought me to tears. An old friend caught my eye as I entered the store. The beautiful, glossy green pepper I look forward to every year was back. I knew that my weekend would revolve around roasting and enjoying these deliciously warm, smoky, and mildly hot […]

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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 featured in the 21 Gluten Free Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. 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 […]

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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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