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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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Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken {Live Cooking Demo}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 14, 2014

I’ve had this on my “to make list” for a while now…I wanted to get it made while the prices on citrus were still rock bottom and have been waiting for a great sale on whole chickens. The grocery sale stars aligned and I scored a great price on a whole chicken earlier this week, […]

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Curried Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

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

This recipe right here is why I’m not to be trusted in a grocery store without a list, or with a partial list. What you should see pictured above mixed in with the quinoa are some green peas. But they never made it on my grocery list and my short term memory in a grocery […]

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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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Recipes & Tips for a Rice and Beans Budget

by Jenn K on October 14, 2013

Even though the recipes we share on this site are mostly on a $5 per meal budget, there are times in the month that you might really need to tighten the belt on the expenses even more…making it more like a $3 or $4 meal for a family of four!  To make this happen easily […]

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How to Season Hamburger Patties

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 17, 2013

So I might be the last one on the planet to do it this way… In the past, I’ve seasoned hamburger patties on the grill…while they were grilling. And while it works, it wasn’t going to work for me last weekend when we were having a bunch of family over for dinner. I wanted to […]

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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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Roasted Maple Mustard Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 20, 2013

  {Repin It!} So here’s the conundrum that I face with chicken breasts. 2 isn’t enough for our growing brood (it used to be plenty!)…but 3 is too many. (Unless all 3 boys are in a growth spurt at the same time, and that doesn’t happen often.) So 2 and 1/2 is perfect for our […]

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Kitchen Cleaning- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on December 18, 2012

Are you trying to clean your house for the upcoming holiday?  Especially the kitchen?  If so, then head over to The Kitchn to find out what the best products are to make your kitchen shine!

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