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Recipes

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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Pumpkin Turkey Open Face Sandwiches

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

Pin this one to your Thanksgiving Leftovers board my friend! English muffin – pumpkin puree – turkey – cranberries and cheese! Kaboom! So delicious, so simple! Pumpkin Turkey Open Face Sandwiches Yield – 2 servings Preparation Time – 5 minutes Cooking Time – 3 minutes Ingredients 1 pumpkin spice English muffin 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree 1/2 […]

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Moroccan Beef Stew ~ New 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipe!

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

It’s time to kick the flavor up a couple notches in your next stew. This is a really interesting stew with a whole lot going on in the flavor department. You have the beef with the chickpeas…that soak up the cumin and cinnamon flavors. Then there’s the sweetness from the golden raisins and the salt-y […]

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Delicious and easy. That’s the name of my cooking game friend! This salmon is both of those things…super simple to prepare and oh, so tasty too! Salmon recipes are not ones I share around here often, but I think it’s important to serve fish and seafood as part of a balanced diet. When I do […]

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Checkout 51: Save on Bacon, Bananas and more!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 30, 2014

Checkout 51 is changing things up a bit, and I’m excited to share the news with you! For the month of November, members get to choose one of their weekly offers! On the offer list, you’ll see an offer called “Pick your own offer.” Tapping it reveals a bunch of offers you can choose from, and once chosen, […]

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls ~ 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipes

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

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. Double Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. But really, they are triple pumpkin cinnamon rolls. And. They. Will. Melt. In. Your. Mouth. The dough is so soft. The pumpkin filling literally melts in your mouth with the dough…and the pumpkin spice icing. You HAVE TO make these at some point this fall or winter. It’s […]

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Here’s another $5 Dinners fan favorite! For me, it’s the tangy and subtly sweet flavor within the meatloaf and in the sauce that bakes on top! I usually make a double batch anytime I prepare meatloaf…one to bake for dinner and one to freeze. I prefer to freeze them raw, but you can certainly cook […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: Potatoes

by Jenn K on October 28, 2014

I think one of the most popular comfort foods has got to be potatoes.  They are so versatile, inexpensive, and yes, while they are high in carbs, they actually contain a variety of vitamins and nutrients that are healthy for you!  Besides, most of the time, it’s not the potatoes that are the high calorie […]

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Flavors of fall will swirl all around your home, as this pork roast with cranberries and apples cooks the day away in the slow cooker. You can use a 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries with about 1/2 cup of brown sugar in place of the canned cranberries. We’ve made it both ways and they […]

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