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Slow Cooker Carne Asada

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2014

One afternoon every week, my husband and I do a kid swap in the late afternoon for one of my son’s weekly eye therapy appointments. Because I’d rather not sit in the waiting room with 3 squirrely little boys, he swings by after he leaves work and picks them up and takes them home. On […]


12 Best Chili Recipes

by Jenn K on September 18, 2014

There is nothing that celebrates the taste of fall more to me than a good bowl of chili.  Even though we do eat chili year-round, there is something special about a steaming hot bowl of chili with brisk temperatures outside.  In honor of nearing that lovely time of year, we’ve gathered up the 12 Best […]


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Cheddar Apple Bacon Bites with Rosemary Dressing

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

If you’re interested in a throwing party for your taste buds, try these. I used a tart granny smith apple…because I wanted the tart flavor, but I think a sweeter variety could work with these too. Plus, bacon. BACON. Bacon + cheese + apple + garlic rosemary spread + pretzel bun. Excuse me while I […]


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry

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

This right there y’all…is what you call a delicious, hearty, filling vegetarian dish that even meat lovers will love! I prepped this in the slow cooker because I wanted the chickpeas and the sweet potatoes to soak for a long time in the curried broth. And boy, oh boy…my tastebuds are grateful that I slow […]


Berry Cherry Jubilee ~ Green Smoothie Recipe

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

This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting the duo behind the very popular Simple Green Smoothies. I drool over their Instagram feed every day. And often end up making something similar to what they posted for my morning smoothie. (Or my lunch smoothie, when I have ‘those’ mornings and I can’t get to blending […]

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Erin Cooks with Kathie Lee & Hoda – Watch Now!

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

Today I was on the Today Show’s Kathie Lee and Hoda Hour and couldn’t be more thrilled that they had me on as a guest!  I was able to feature the following amazing recipes: Slow Cooker Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas Citrus Rosemary Roasted Chicken Pork Chops with Cranberry-Mustard Sauce You can view my entire […]


Vegetable Pizza Burritos ~ Vegetarian Recipe

by Amanda Martin on September 11, 2014

Pizza? Burritos? I find that both of these meals win me big smiles from the family come dinner time. So I decided there was no reason not to combo them! This is a one-pot meal. (Yeah for fewer dishes!) Plus if you wrap the burritos individually in parchment and then in a plastic zip-top bag, you get […]


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Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Olives, and Feta

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

I love how the Mediterranean flavors whisk me away to another place. I’m not sure that other flavors do that…but these flavors put images of far away places into my mind. A friend recently visited Cinque Terre in Italy and boy-oh-boy were her photos beautiful. Perhaps one day. One day. But for now, I’ll keep […]