Pantry Staples

A “new and improved” rice and beans burrito! Using not rice, but quinoa…

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Corn and Sausage Casserole – Vintage Recipe (with a modern twist!)

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

Or…Upside Down Cast Iron Skillet Pizza!

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Heat ‘N Sweet Chili

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 11, 2011

Ever since I scored that fabulous deal all those cans of tomatoes and diced tomatoes with green chilies, I can’t seem to stop making chili…

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Spicy Southern Chili, served in Bread Bowls

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

I’d forgotten how amazingly delicious the bottom of the bread bowl tastes, after it’s had time to soak up all the chili juices…

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The “Diced Tomatoes” Shopping Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 3, 2011

48 cans of tomatoes, 2 bottles dipping sauce/marinade for just $2.01!!!! Plus my pantry in disarray…

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Top 10 Spices in your Pantry

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 24, 2011

Lynn from Mavin of Savin is doing a spice clear out in her pantry and needs to start afresh and anew! Before she goes at buys out the entire spice rack at the store, she wanted to know… What are the top 10 spices you MUST HAVE in your cupboard?

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Chicken & Black Bean Burritos – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 3, 2011

If the tortillas were larger, this would remind me of Freebirds. With a backwards F. If there were fresh cilantro mixed into the rice, or fresh guacamole to put on top, this would remind me of Chipotle. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these…super simple. Super cheap. Super yummy! But before we get to […]

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Pearled Onions

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 13, 2010

My clear out the pantry challenge continues. The result from this afternoon’s foraging…this filling and scrumptious Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Pearled Onions…

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Mediterranean Fava Bean Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 9, 2010

Have you ever had a fava bean?!? I hadn’t…until recently. I had no idea what to expect.  I didn’t realize they were “big” beans. And I had no idea what they tasted like. I picked up a can of fava beans to use as a “prop” for a news segment that I did sharing the […]

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Spicy Tuna Melt Pie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 1, 2010

The post in which I plead the case of the tuna melt pie. It ended up being much better than I expected…

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