Homemade

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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How to Make an Egg Tortilla

by Jenn K on April 2, 2013

Egg Tortillas make a fantastic alternative to tortillas in the traditional breakfast taco. You start out cooking them like an omelet…except you use way less egg in the skillet so that they are thin enough to ‘roll’ and thick enough to hold cheese and other ingredients inside. Once you’ve made these egg tortillas, try them […]

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How to Bake Brown Rice in the Oven

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 25, 2013

Friends…I’m baking brown rice these days. For years, I’d made it on the stovetop, as that’s how I learned how to cook rice when I lived in the Dominican Republic years ago. Then I discovered the rice cooker. I’ve only been using my rice cooker for a few months, but I love it. It cooks […]

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8 Homemade Mix Recipes – From Taco Seasoning to Cocoa Mix

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

Some of the most popular recipes here on $5 Dinners are the homemade mixes. Their posts and pages get thousands of visits each week, so I thought I’d pull them all together into one place for you. Homemade Taco Seasoning Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix (with dairy free suggestion) Homemade Pumpkin Pie […]

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Grocery Store Shortcuts for Homemade Meals

by Denise on March 14, 2013

I really prefer to feed my family home cooked meals, but some days that just isn’t as easy as others. For example, I like to prepare pizza dough ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for future meals, however there are days that the family wants pizza but I completely forget to take […]

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