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Recipes

Slopp-Cheesy Joe Sliders

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 17, 2014

We are huge sloppy joe fans. Definitely one of those meals that I know all the plates on the table will be polished clean. This meal could easily be slipped into the First Costco Meal Plan, or the Second Costco Meal Plan. It uses ground beef, dinner rolls and frozen veggies…each of which are on […]

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Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken {Live Cooking Demo}

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

I’ve had this on my “to make list” for a while now…I wanted to get it made while the prices on citrus were still rock bottom and have been waiting for a great sale on whole chickens. The grocery sale stars aligned and I scored a great price on a whole chicken earlier this week, […]

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Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Valentine’s Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 10, 2014

These Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Valentine’s Bites make for an easy after school snack or quick dessert idea this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Plus, if you are a big fan of eating cookie dough while you bake, then you’ll love this recipe!  It tastes just like it, but there’s no eggs, […]

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Banana Breakfast Split

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 7, 2014

Put a new spin on your yogurt, granola and fruit breakfasts…this also makes for a fantastic, filling and uber healthy after school snack. (Ask me how I know!) I saw this on Pinterest and knew it would be an instant hit with this crowd. For my dairy-free little people, I dropped a small scoop of […]

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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Noodles

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

Because sometimes spaghetti with meat sauce just gets old.  Y’all. I love garlic. I love cooking with it and add it to anything that it makes sense to add to. Last year, when I was super-preggers with Cuatro, the entire family got the flu. I had had my flu shot so figured it wouldn’t get […]

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Cast Iron Chicken Enchiladas & How to Make Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

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

“Mom, that says my name.” “You’re right buddy…that does say “T” for Tyler!!!” My sweet 4 year old was outside with me, ‘helping’ me take the photos of these enchiladas. He took one look inside the pan and got so excited and declared that he can’t wait to eat these. (Or the dairy free version […]

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Salsa Verde Breakfast Tacos

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

Okay y’all…first of all…these breakfast tacos are AMAZING. My husband, who has become quite the “taste tester” over the years, went on and on and on and on about these being the best breakfast tacos. BUT…this meal wasn’t without incident. After dinner, I noticed that Tyler had developed a rash on his chin and by […]

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Loaded Potato Dip with Potato Skin Dippers

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

If you asked me what I would want to eat if I were on a deserted island, loaded potato skins would be on the top of the list. Top 5 probably, after chicken fajitas from Tomatillos, my spinach and chicken enchiladas and anything with guacamole. I big, giant, puffy heart potato skins. And these “dippable […]

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Salted Caramel Brownie Parfaits

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

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t resist. I adore the salted caramel flavor. So I made this parfait. And then I died a little. Seriously, this is so good that it might have killed a few taste buds. This is a hybrid recipe cross my recent Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge and Raspberry Brownie Parfaits. If those […]

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Chicken Fajita Nachos

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

I love it when I’m actually operating “one step ahead” of myself. What I mean by that, is that life moves so much more smoothly when I’m prepared. When I’ve taken a few minutes at some point to actually prepare. It makes meals like this one easier to get to the table…and these days, I […]

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