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Recipes

Checkout 51: Save on Fresh Bananas, Carrots and Tomatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 9, 2014

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on the following items: Bananas, any fresh = cash back 25¢ Carrots, any pre-packaged = cash back 25¢ Tomatoes, any fresh = cash back 25¢ Check out the free grocery app, Favado, to see where Bananas, Carrots and Tomatoes are on sale for […]

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Having a stash of goodies is essential for making it through busy weeknights and weekday mornings! I love having breakfast muffins in the freezer for a quick ‘grab n go’ breakfast. I recently heard a stat from a trusted source that the average American spends 7 minutes on breakfast. All parts of breakfast…preparing it, cooking […]

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 8, 2014

Busy weeknight dinners just got a cheesy makeover! Not like a silly, cheesy makeover…complete with funny props and faces from a photo booth. Like a CHEESE-y makeover. As in queso blanco and cream cheese makeover. Start these in the morning before a busy day, then come home in time to shred the chicken, mix in […]

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These enchiladas will knock your socks off…literally. They are so delicious and so easy to prepare. (Especially if you have shredded chicken prepared in the freezer. In fact, I think I’m going to rearrange the meal plan I’ve written up for our family this week and add these to it! Because I know that every […]

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Y’all. Can we chat for a minute?! I am completely blown away by how much y’all love these plans. Seriously, THANK YOU for sharing these plans, buying the plans, emailing me, sharing on Instagram and Facebook and for whatever way you spread the word about these meal plans. I’m filled with gratitude and will continue […]

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Y’all. Can we chat for a minute?! I am completely blown away by how much y’all love these plans. Seriously, THANK YOU for sharing these plans, buying the plans, emailing me, sharing on Instagram and Facebook and for whatever way you spread the word about these meal plans. I’m filled with gratitude and will continue […]

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In addition to cooked, shredded chicken and spaghetti sauces, I also love having meatballs on hand in the freezer. I generally freeze them before I cook them, so that I can decide later if I want to bake them or saute them and cook with the sauce in a skillet. Meatballs freeze really well and […]

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If you have any self-control and have the superpower ability to not eat all the cookie dough right out of the bowl, then this is a great trick for you! Afternoons at my house are hectic, chaotic, much like a circus. I like to keep cookie dough in the freezer for a quick, easy treat […]

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Enchilada Meatloaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

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

Mix up your next meatloaf night with this delicious Enchilada Meatloaf and it’s surprise ingredient. This recipe makes 2 meatloaves…one for dinner, one for the freezer. I created it this way so that you can win at least 1 weeknight dinner coming up! It’s just comforting to know that you have dinner ready to pop […]

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15 Divine Chocolate Desserts

by Jenn K on October 3, 2014

Cookies, cakes, pies, brownies…doesn’t matter. I’ll eat them all if they contain chocolate. Maybe not all at one sitting or will I?! Enjoy these 15 Divine Chocolate Desserts! Sharing is optional. Chocolate Cookies Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies Waffle Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten Free, Dairy […]

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