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Recipes

Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

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

It’s that time of year when I just start wanting to stock the freezer. It’s like nesting when you’re pregnant times 4. When it comes to the morning hours, I need to do all that I can to survive them. And one of those things is stocking the freezer (and getting in the habit again […]

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How to Pan Roast Radishes

by Jenn K on August 7, 2014

Radishes.  Obscure. Underrated. They might be one of those vegetables that you pass up at the farmer’s market or in the grocery store. But you shouldn’t… They have a great peppery flavor with crisp, crunchy texture…until you cook them!  They are filled with Vitamin C, Potassium, antioxidants and fiber. Here are a few things I learned on […]

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh onions and hot dog buns!  Great time to fire up the grill! Dole Pineapple Juice, any canned variety = Cash back: $1 Doritos, any 9 oz or larger = Cash back: $0.25 Hot dog buns, any = Cash back: […]

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Avocado, Grapefruit with Goat Cheese Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 1, 2014

I’m sharing this salad in honor of my stepsister. It’s her favorite and she always makes it for family dinners when she’s in town from New York. She usually adds blue cheese, but I’m including goat cheese because it sits better with my tummy. I saw a food blogger friend share her new favorite dressing […]

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The $5 Meal Plan is Now Available

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 1, 2014

Hey friends, Today is the BIG day. THE-BIG-DAY! The $5 Meal Plan is ready for YOU! For the past 3 months, we’ve been testing out the plans with a small group of folks and have fine tuned them and they’re ready for you now! Meal planning is such a crucial aspect to saving money on groceries, […]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas {Vegetarian}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 31, 2014

This is our final recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals…you can find the complete list here! I will be compiling all of the recipes featured in the series plus a few others and giving it away as a free e-cookbook soon! I ran errands yesterday morning…lots of errands…then I took a friend […]

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES! Dole Pineapple Juice, any canned variety = Cash back $1 Doritos, any 9 oz or larger = Cash back 25¢ Pepsico Soft Drinks, 20 fl oz or more = Cash back 25¢ Salad Mix, any variety of pre-packaged […]

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Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

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

Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!? This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes. Minute One. Place […]

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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]

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These beef tacos may very well be my favorite…of all time. (I’ve probably said that about other tacos before and might say it about future tacos as well. Because I just love tacos.) But really…the salsa verde, the tender beef, the bite from the cilantro and the creaminess and tang from the goat cheese…makes for […]

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