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Yes, it can be done. And you should try it. It’s pretty simple and straightforward…let me know what you think! Get the full recipe for Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese here. Welcome to our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals! July is a HOT month for most of us and one of my favorite ways […]

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I don’t ask you to do this often, but I’m going to have to ask you to trust me on this. Not only is this a super mom-friendly recipe (given that all the ingredients cook together in one dish!), it’s also a super kid friendly dish. The maple gives off just enough sweetness to the […]

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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 18, 2014

I have a problem. But I know it’s a problem and I’m working on it. Each week is different, some weeks better than others. Here is my problem: I bite off more than I can chew. (Not with food…with our schedule.) While I crave simplicity and flexibility, I also know that I don’t like to […]

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Here’s what I want you to do with this one…I want you to cook this out on your back porch. First make sure it’s in a safe place and that no wildlife will try to sneak a bite. Then let it slow cook the day away outside. But don’t be surprised if some of your […]

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New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on: Cash back: $0.25 wyb any Bananas Cash back: $0.50 wyb any Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese Cash back: $1 wyb DOLE Pineapple Juice cans Cash back: $0.25 wyb any Edward’s Pie, 23.5 oz or larger Cash back: $0.50 wyb Ken’s Ranch […]

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Want to only spend 5 minutes…maybe even 3 minutes…on dinner?! Then this meal is for you! Add sausage. Add canned tomatoes. Add frozen peppers and onions. Slow Cook. So easy, you might even have your 8 year old do it! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!!! Get the full recipe […]

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Potato bars are such a fun and simple dinner…where everyone gets to make their own dinner and you don’t have to short order cook! Well, it’s FAR TOO HOT outside to be baking potatoes in the oven. Just the thought of 400 degree oven running for an hour right now makes me sweat. BUT…you can […]

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Costco: 9 Organic Meals for Under $100

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

I’m honored and thankful to be included as a guest on Lisa’s amazing blog, 100 Days of Real Food!  So as my readers know, I’m pretty much addicted to my Costco meal plan series.  We’ve done THREE so far including a highly popular completely gluten free meal plan.  So, I made another one.  This time […]

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I love pork chops with applesauce. But I adore this pork roast that is coated in peach (or apricot works too!) jam and slow cooked. It’s so tasty…and everyone around your table is sure to love it! Get the full recipe for Slow Cooker Peach Glazed Pork Roast here. Welcome to our 31 Days of […]

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So I mentioned yesterday the Ranchero Chicken, which can be used as the base for this recipe. Of course, you could also just toss all the ingredients (minus the tortillas and cheese!) into the slow cooker and let it works it’s magic. Oh, and your house will smell like a Tex-Mex restaurant and random neighbors […]

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