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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins and Breads

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 21, 2011

Great tips for making your favorite pumpkin muffins or bread recipes a little healthier…

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Homemade Pumpkin in the Slow Cooker

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 20, 2011

Making your own pumpkin puree in the slow cooker…

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 17, 2011

And just like I said the other day, “why buy a jar of spice that you only need 1-2 teaspoons of when you can mix up your own with what you’ve got already?!”

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Homemade Jerk Seasoning and Jerk Chicken Recipe – New on SCJohnson.com

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 14, 2011

I love mixing up my own seasonings and have shared my recipe for homemade jerk seasoning, along with how to use it to season chicken.

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 10, 2011

Seriously, why buy a jar of spice that you only need 1-2 teaspoons of when you can mix up your own with what you’ve got already?!

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What to Do with Half Full Boxes of Pasta?!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 6, 2011

I always end up with just a little bit of pasta left in each box. We usually need about 12 oz. of pasta to feed our family dinner…leaving 3-4 oz. in the box. So the other night I decided just to combine a few of the different varieties…and boy did the little people get a […]

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How to Clean Your Microwave – Kitchen Inspiration

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2011

Want a clean microwave in 5 minutes and no scrubbing?! Adrienne at Crafty Little Gnome will show you how… Also, Katie suggests using lemon juice because it will smell so much better! Is this how you clean your microwave?! (I’ve never tried it, but it’s what I’ll be doing from now on!) Photo Credit

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It’s been awhile since I shared a batch cooking plan…so long that we’ve already enjoyed all those foods and need to restock the freezer!

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Recipe Dice – Kitchen Inspiration

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 27, 2011

A great way to get the diversity flowing through your kitchen and onto your meal plan…

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Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 13, 2011

Here’s one for all you Type-As, Type-A-wannabes, or Type-Bs who love smoothies!

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