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Recipes

Holiday Peanut Butter Monster Cookies with The Coupon Book Coupons

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 18, 2014

Ok. I’ve got some great news. I’ve teamed up with a new coupon site, The Coupon Book, to let you know about a new way to save money on your favorite grocery brands. It didn’t take me long to figure out how I was going to take advantage of this month’s coupons. I found one for […]

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Could this possibly be easier or more yummy? Three ingredients in your slow cooker means a hearty, warm, freezer-friendly dinner can be ready with only 5 minutes of effort. My family boycotts the kitchen when we run out of a few items. Bananas are one. And split peas are another. I’m glad something so popular is easy […]

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Naan Pizza with Olives & Feta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 17, 2014

Can we talk for a minute about naan? I kinda love naan. And I don’t cook with it nearly enough. Maybe that’s because it’s like the Thin Mint cookies of bread, or something. Like, I take one bite and I can’t stop eating it. Just like I eat one Thin Mint and next thing I […]

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New Holiday Baking Recipe ~ Chocolate Cherry Chiperoons

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 17, 2014

Chiperoon??? Yes. Chiperoon. If a Macaroon and a Chocolate Chip Cookie got married and had a kid…it would be a chip-eroon. Which is exactly what you find here! You’re planning a cookie exchange, attending one, or just baking up a storm and wanna try a new cookie recipe, look no further! These are all about the fruity […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2014

Two dudes in my family aren’t fans of chocolate chip cookies. CCCs are generally my go-to cookie because I have my favorite recipe memorized and can make them from scratch without too much thought. Since there is usually some grumbling from a portion of the dude crowd whenever chocolate chip cookies are made, I’m trying […]

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 15, 2014

5 Ingredients. (If you don’t count salt and pepper.) Seriously, just 5. Sweet potatoes. Parnsips. Carrots. Olive oil. Fresh rosemary. Boom. 5 ingredients. So, this is totally delicious. Totally and ridiculously delicious. So much so that I made it two nights in a row, and again for lunch a few days later. (Partly to use […]

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One-Dish Chili Mac

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 12, 2014

Wanna know what your new family favorite recipe is going to be? Not only to make, but to eat too! This chili cooks all in the same pot…and if you toss in some chopped up carrots and/or spinach, it could be a complete meal in the one-dish. Talk about a winner! Our family loves this […]

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Chicken Apple Sausage with Chickpeas & Quinoa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 10, 2014

When I need a quick go-to meal, I often turn to the chicken apple sausage that I keep stashed in my freezer. It sits right next to the fish sticks. In the ‘it’s been a terrible day and I can’t even think about what to make, so I’m going to toss these fish sticks in […]

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Peppermint Bark Brownies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 9, 2014

Holiday treat alert! If you’re making treats for teachers, friends, neighbors, etc…might I recommend these! I’ve take my favorite brownie recipe base…and added in some peppermint extract and topped with a crispy layer of white chocolate and crushed peppermints. You could, of course, just make a box mix and top with the white chocolate and […]

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Salted Carmelitas Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 8, 2014

Please pardon the iphone photo. An unnamed toddler managed to hide my memory card for my camera. Sigh.  This is one of my favorite desserts. It really is. Seriously, my sister makes these on occasion and I almost eat the entire pan. I would eat them for dinner if that was ‘allowed.’ My taste buds […]

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