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Recipes

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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OK, last set of enchiladas, I promise! These enchiladas were one of the recipes that I featured on my recent Today Show appearance…and they are getting rave reviews from those in our $5 Meal Plan private Facebook group! The reason that we’ve had so many enchiladas as part of this month’s 31 Days of Freezer […]

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Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pie ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe!

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

It’s often joked in the mom circles that you lose brain cells with each kid you have. So I wonder if that means that I’ve have 4x less than I had before the little dudes showed up. And I wonder if I get an ‘all-boy-handicap’ of sorts. Because oh-my-holy-guacamole…they make me crazy sometimes. For the […]

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Bulgur and Pesto Stuffed Bell Peppers

by Amanda Martin on October 23, 2014

Have you ever noticed that certain genres of meals lend themselves perfectly to using up just about any leftovers? Here’s an example. Oatmeal will accept any random leftover fruit to be stirred into the cooking process.  I once found one loan pear slice stashed in the bottom of the freezer. It got chopped and added […]

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If you’re like me, you don’t have a moment to spare on weekday mornings. I love to have smoothies for breakfast…so having them prepped ahead of time and all the ingredients I need for each batch of smoothie really makes my busy mornings go smoother. (Pun intended.) Set aside a few minutes on the weekend […]

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Checkout 51: Save on Bananas, Pineapple Juice, and Salad Mix

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 23, 2014

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on the following items: Bananas, excludes frozen = cash back 25¢ DOLE Pineapple Juice, any canned, excludes chilled and frozen  = cash back 75¢ Salad mix, any variety pre-packaged, excludes loose produce = cash back 25¢ Check out the free grocery app, […]

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Coconut Key Lime Bread ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2014

Last week a dream came true for me. This dream has been 2 years in the making. Not long after I found out I was pregnant with Cuatro in the summer of 2012, a terrible longing for the beach came over me. Like, a crazy longing. To be at the beach, by myself…with my girlfriends. […]

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Freezer Friendly Cashew Parmesan Crusted Pork

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2014

Company supper right here, my friend. Next time you have company coming over and you find yourself wondering what to prepare. I’ve got the answer for you right here. CASHEW. PARMESAN. CRUSTED. PORK. You’re gonna be shocked at how simple this is. AND…it’s freezer friendly! You can freeze this before baking the pork. Now you’ll […]

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Ever since starting this little food blog a few years back, I’ve been on a mission. Not only to help people to spend less $$ on groceries, but also to help you learn to love new meals and try new foods (maybe that you were afraid to buy because you didn’t know what to do […]

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