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Mama Francesca’s Latest Grated Cheese, Terzetto ~ Must Try!

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

Y’all, the latest and greatest grated cheese from Mama Francesca is here…the Terzetto. Say that a few times… Terzetto. Terzetto. Terzetto. I just love the way that sounds and rolls off the tongue. Makes me wish I knew Italian. I digress…I’m here to let you know that the Terzetto variety of Mama Francesca’s gourmet grated […]


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Salsa Verde Beef Street Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

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

Well, I’m officially on a salsa verde shredded meat kick. Last week, it was pork tacos with salsa verde and some chopped jalapenos. This week, it’s this shredded beef with an simple cilantro slaw on top. Both meats were cooked in the slow cooker. (Because I NEED my slow cooker these days…here’s why. After this […]


Chicken Pineapple Stir-fry with Coconut Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 11, 2014

Sometimes the ingredient stars just align and the meal that I was thinking about, turns out even better than I imagined. I wanted to make something that I knew the boys would love, using a can of coconut milk I’ve had in the pantry for a few weeks. (I purchased it with this recipe in […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: One Dish Dinners

by Jenn K on April 10, 2014

Who wants MORE dishes to do after cooking dinner?!  I sure don’t, so one of the things I’m semi-famous for in my family is creating meals that we call One Dish Dinners.  Everything cooked in one dish to avoid a major clean-up!  Even though there might be a mixing bowl or two thrown in there, […]


Favorite Broccoli Recipes + Broccoli Coupon

by Jenn K on April 10, 2014

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh Broccoli! Some of my favorite broccoli recipes include: Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Easy Broccoli & Beef Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta Salad Brown Rice Casserole Chicken and Broccoli Stirfry Check out the […]


Salsa Verde Shredded Pork Tacos

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

Delish. That is all. So these shredded pork were enjoyed by everyone in the family. Yes…everyone…including the dog… I suppose we could call this a photography hazard…placing the food on the deck floor because that was the best spot with the best lighting… #DogApproved y’all! Ha. This shredded pork was cooked with a few ingredients…garlic […]


Fruit & Yogurt Rollups ~ Real Food Breakfast on the Go

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 4, 2014

How do you handle those mornings when you are 18 minutes later than you’d hoped to be, but you’re craving a delicious and portable breakfast option that will leave you satisfied until lunch? With the ingredients positioned in the right place, you can have this one ready and be headed out the door in less […]

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$3 off Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey + Recipes

by Jenn K on April 4, 2014

Print a coupon to save $3 off any Jennie-O Oven Ready Whole Turkey or Turkey Breast!  These are amazing in that they can go straight from the freezer to the oven in a snap!  No thawing necessary.  Easy step by step directions are included as well.  Easy savings on Easter dinner if you aren’t going […]


Featured Pinterest Board: Pizza! Pizza!

by Jenn K on April 3, 2014

Pizza. It’s a staple in many households, including my own, and such an easy meal that can be adapted to all tastes (and food allergy needs!). Whether you like cheesy, meaty, veggie, or food allergy friendly…we’ve got you covered! Take a look at some of my favorite Pizza recipes… Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Blue Cheese […]