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Recipes

Easy Tzatziki Dip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 21, 2014

If you want a quick escape to the Greek isles, then whip up this dip, take a few bites and whisk away in your imagination. Visualize the picturesque blue turquoise ocean, the brilliant sun shining all around, as you enjoy this creamy and delightful snack! Use a low fat/low cal Greek yogurt to keep the […]

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Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes

by Amanda Martin on November 20, 2014

Here’s how this time of year goes: You’re so busy doing the fun stuff, you’d prefer dinner to cook itself. But then, you remember all the treats you have been snacking on at work or all the icing you and the kids ingested making cookies or the thousands of calories you inhaled at the Thanksgiving […]

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Got leftover sweet potatoes? And cranberry sauce?  Look no further than this recipe for sweet potato pancakes with cranberry syrup…this is your perfect Friday breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner recipe!!! Seriously, fluffy and delicious. And I’m sure you’re wondering how dense sweet potatoes can turn into fluffy pancakes. Couple reasons why they do…first, the sweet potatoes were already pretty […]

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That’s it.

That’s my recipe for round 1 of the Everyday Chef Challenge. Pacific Naturals Broth, Mushrooms, and a host of other ingredients make up this new (and what will soon become a favorite Thanksgiving dish) meal.

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Pollo Asado with Rice & Beans

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

Can you forgive me? This happens to me every year and I adjusted my camera settings as best I could…but the silly time change doesn’t only mess with your infant and toddler (who am I kidding, everyone’s) sleep schedule. It messes with my work flow and having good light in the late afternoons. Now, there […]

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King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 13, 2014

So. I’ve been wanting to make this for a very long time. But haven’t had an occasion to because we don’t consume much dairy because of allergies/intolerances among family members. When I learned that my friend needed a meal, this came up top of mind and boom, here it is. I have enjoyed many a King […]

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Delicate Rosemary Pecan Shortbread Cookies

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

So I might be sorta obsessed with rosemary right now. The other day I shared a super scrumptious glaze for your Thanksgiving bird made with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and chopped rosemary leaves. {Rosemary Maple Glazed Turkey Recipe here.} I also have very large rosemary bushes growing in several place in my yard (I don’t […]

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Rosemary Maple Glazed Turkey Breast ~ #realfoodholiday Recipe

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

It’s that time of year again. When I get to experimenting and figure out the best way to doctor up the turkey this year. I’ve shared before that I’m not the hugest fan of turkey. I don’t mind it. But I don’t really like it. (Until now!) It’s just so bland to me. Maybe that’s […]

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Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto

by Amanda Martin on November 6, 2014

I’m all about making life as easy as possible. Especially in the kitchen. This one-pot meal requires little attention from the chef unlike traditional risotto, but still tastes and looks so elegant. The borlotti beans are an Italian brown bean that can be replaced with pinto beans. It offers great color contrast. But I’ve made […]

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Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 5, 2014

Can I share something personal with you? Like…one of those things that I don’t care to admit publicly. But I will anyways. Because I know I’m not alone in this. At least I hope I’m not!  Pretzel rolls. I can totally binge on them. Not I can. But I do. They are one of the […]

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