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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 […]


New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh APPLES! Some of my favorite recipes using different varieties of apples: Honey Mustard Salmon Salad Apple, Cranberry & Chicken Wraps Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Sausage Apple Egg Casserole Caramel Apple Crisp Check out the free grocery app, Favado, to see […]

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Zesty Easter Ham & Beans {Slow Cooker Recipe}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 2, 2014

Y’all…I’m thrilled to be bringing another great recipe from HurstBeans, a longtime partner of $5 Dinners. We all know how delicious, filling and hearty beans can be…in fact, just this evening I was talking with the boys about how we’ll be enjoying many a beans-based meal in their lifetime…because they are bottomless pits. And beans […]


Ham and Cheese Breakfast Egg-Tacos

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

Having a mixed bag of food allergies and intolerances in our family makes certain dinner ideas and concepts a challenge…but what I love about this one…it easily catered to my egg-free child and my gluten-free child, both of whom happen to be dairy free as well. Ryan enjoyed this ham and egg rollup that you […]


Print a coupon to save 55¢ on any jar of Claussen Pickles!  If you have a Kroger nearby that has the Mega Sale going on, then Claussen pickles are included!!  So, print now to use at Kroger (or another local grocery store), or print and save the coupon for an upcoming sale. Check out the […]


Featured Pinterest Board: Mangoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 27, 2014

How often do you cook with mangoes? Do you just eat them plain or in a smoothie? There is so much more that you can do with this luscious fruit. We love mangoes and use every opportunity to add them to our family meal plan. Here are some ideas to inspire you in the kitchen. […]


New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES! Grape Tomatoes are on sale for $2/pint at Sprouts in Texas, so I’ll definitely be heading there this week!  Now to decide which recipe to make: Chilled Summer Squash and Tomato Orzo Salad Italian Chicken and Bowtie Pasta […]


Ranch Chicken & Potatoes Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 24, 2014

Chicken + Potatoes + Cheese + Bacon…it’s the perfect ‘quad-fecta’…because trifecta doesn’t work here. Top with some green onions and/or sour cream and you’re in baked potato heaven. Except these are baked potatoes. This is yet another really simple ‘load and roast’ dish that comes together easily, and makes for a great filling weeknight dinner…as […]


Linguini with Creamy Tomato Sauce {Live Cooking Demo}

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

Finally. A cooking demo that doesn’t feature my 8 year old spanking himself, or a super fussy baby that has to sit on my lap while I cook… If y’all need budget gourmet, this is a meal for you. Get this one on your meal plan…ASAP. And before I get to the recipe, I must […]