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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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Top Kitchen Tips- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on December 11, 2012

Have you ever wondered what the best way to shred chicken is?  Or maybe how to make your own microwavable popcorn?  If so, then head on over to Beauty and Bedlam to check out all of these great Kitchen Tips!

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Freezer Storage Labels- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on December 4, 2012

If you are a regular freezer cooker, then these Freezer Storage Labels may be the perfect fit for you!  This is a great way to keep track of dates on your freezer goods.  Head on over to Martha Stewart to find out more on these labels.

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Reusing K-Cups- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on November 27, 2012

Did you know that you can reuse your K-Cups?  Not only is this easy to do but it also saves you money if you are like me and still have bags of coffee stored in your pantry or cupboard.  To find out the complete process on how to reuse K-Cups head on over to The […]

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