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Recipes

Chili might be my all time favorite thing to ‘double batch’ and freeze. I’ve not met a chili that I didn’t like, or that I couldn’t freeze. Below are a few of my favorite chili recipes, with all kinds of twists and (not-so) secret ingredients… Chili with Cornbread Waffles (pictured above) Slow Cooker Chili with […]

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Freezer Friendly Stovetop Ratatouille

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

Yes, you can freeze Ratatouille. You can. Really, you can. A friend on Facebook shared the other day… Throwing together a quick dinner at the last minute when one kid is eating only soft stuff due to new braces, another kid is a vegetarian, and the third kid is avoiding dairy, and I left my […]

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Yes, another enchilada recipe. (In case you missed it, here are the Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas.) Here’s what I dig about enchilada recipes. They are so delicious and so easy to put together…but they do take a little bit of time with the rolling and snuggling of the enchiladas in the baking dish. For this […]

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15 Best Casserole Recipes

by Jenn K on October 16, 2014

There is something so comforting about casseroles. The taste.  The ease of creating.  The yummy smells as it’s baking.  Also, I feel like I’m living in a different era when I throw one together.  And, of course, casseroles are usually super adaptable for what you have on hand in your fridge, freezer, and pantry! PLUS…most […]

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Checkout 51: Save on Apples, Bananas and Raisins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 16, 2014

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on the following items: Apples, any fresh = cash back 25¢ Bananas, excludes frozen = cash back 25¢ Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 17 oz or larger = cash back $1.00 Sun-Maid Raisins, any box or carton, 12 oz or larger = cash back 25¢ […]

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Butternut Cranberry Rice Pilaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2014

All the flavors of fall in a dinner dish. That’s this rice pilaf! When making this, I used 1/2 cup of wild rice because I have some in the pantry and I’m trying to use it up! You could use all brown rice or even all wild rice if you have some. Wild rice is […]

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Baked Pumpkin Pancakes with Homemade Pumpkin Syrup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2014

The pumpkin insanity continues. From my Spiced Pumpkin Latte to my beloved Pumpkin Pie French Toast…we are adding this to list of Erin’s best pumpkin recipes. Y’all. Holy Pumpkin-Moly. Y’ALL. Seriously. You have to make these. If you’re part of our $5 Meal Plan, you’ll be trying these soon. And it’s going to be REALLY […]

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No need to buy the cans of sloppy joe mix (with funky ingredients), when you can make it yourself with spices that you probably already have in the pantry, plus a can of tomato sauce…give it whirl and let me know what you think! (As always, add spices to taste and salt and pepper to […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: Quinoa Recipes

by Jenn K on October 14, 2014

I love quinoa as it is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and full of great protein and nutrients since it’s a whole grain (as well as gluten free).  It can be used in recipes for all meals including breakfast! Take a look at some of my favorite Quinoa recipes… Make Ahead Pumpkin Breakfast Quinoa (pictured above) […]

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Vegetable Alfredo Sauce ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 13, 2014

Have you ever made your own alfredo sauce?! If not, I implore you. Challenge you. Demand you. (hehe!) No, I really think you should try it! I love playing with homemade white sauces, and in this case an alfredo sauce with veggies. Creamy, cheesy, salty and delicious over pasta! For this alfredo sauce, I decided to […]

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