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Recipes

Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Latte

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

It’s BACK. The “PSL”…but you don’t have to drop $5 a pop…you can make your own! And FWIW – I’m in the “SCM” camp. Hence all the salted caramel recipes. Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge Salted Caramel Brownie Parfait (And a Salted Caramel Mocha Brownie recipe coming next week!) Are you in the PSL group or […]

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh tomatoes, onions, and avocados!  I love savings on fresh produce!  It makes me so giddy!  And, the first thing I thought of with these three products is Homemade Guacamole – perfect for football season! Additional Checkout 51 coupon offers […]

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Hatch Green Chile Grilled Cheese

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 3, 2014

Ok. Please stop what it is you are doing right now. Get off your phone or computer. Go find your shopping list. And add ‘Hatch Chiles’ to the list. While I thought these peppers were just sold in stores in the southwest, I have heard and seen reports of them being found as far away […]

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2014

Ok, friend. You have to make these. They are one of my kids’ most popular requests for lunch boxes…and I saved them for the end of our 31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas. I sent them on their first day of school this week. I had stashed a few in the very back of the […]

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES! Baker’s Joy, any = Cash back 25¢ Bananas, any = Cash back 25¢ Cream of Wheat, any = Cash back 25¢ DOLE Pineapple Juice, any canned = Cash back $1 DREAM Non-Dairy Beverages, any = Cash back $1 […]

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Corndog Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2014

Want something for your kiddos lunchbox that they’ll (probably) gobble up?!  While we don’t eat that many hot dogs, when we do I prefer to buy the Applegate uncured variety because its a healthier version, but somewhat more expensive! Thankfully my store has a BTS coupon right now, so I’ve been able to get a […]

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Zucchini Feta Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 22, 2014

Here’s a fun new twist on a zucchini side dish. Zucchini is every.where. right now. And it’s cheap-o too. This takes just a few minutes to get together, and I tasked my oldest son to get the zucchinis arranged onto the baking sheet, while I dropped the seasoning and feta on them as he went. […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Bites

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

Because I love chocolate and I love raspberries. And I love them together. mmmmm. mmmm. This is super simple and goes like this… Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. Follow the directions on the photo above, using a mini muffin tin. Freeze or chill the bites. (I prefer to freeze […]

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES and BANANAS! Bananas, any = Cash back: 25¢ Tomatoes, any fresh = Cash back: 25¢ Arla Dofino Cheese, any = Cash back: $1 DREAM Non-Dairy Beverages, any = Cash back: $1 DREAM Frozen Non-Dairy Desserts, any = Cash […]

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15 Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Ideas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 20, 2014

Well, we’ve been talking so much about back to school lunches, I almost forgot about the whole ‘what’s a quick and easy breakfast option that I can grab ‘n go’ concept! BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE THOSE MORNINGS. I try to get everyone up 15 minutes earlier than I think we need to get up, in […]

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