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Chicken Pineapple Stir-fry with Coconut Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 11, 2014

Sometimes the ingredient stars just align and the meal that I was thinking about, turns out even better than I imagined. I wanted to make something that I knew the boys would love, using a can of coconut milk I’ve had in the pantry for a few weeks. (I purchased it with this recipe in […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken {Cooking Demo Video!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 21, 2014

Y’all. This is divine. Seriously…we all polished our plates. And I had to hide the extra piece I made so we could have it for lunch. Except Steve found it and took it for his lunch…knowing full well I wanted some for leftovers too. I teased him about it…and decided that this might become a […]

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How often do you add rice and/or beans into your meal plan? If you are trying to stretch the family budget starting in 2014 try adding in rice and bean recipes into your weekly meal plan. I have a lot of tasty recipes for rice and beans as well as cooking tips. For January, I’m […]

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Merissa’s Simple Meatballs

by Merissa on October 24, 2013

Here’s a great quick and easy recipe for Simple Meatballs! The reason this recipe is excellent is because it uses so few ingredients and it’s easy to fit into a special diet such as paleo or a gluten free diet. Simple Meatballs Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cooking Time – 25 […]

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Recipes & Tips for a Rice and Beans Budget

by Jenn K on October 14, 2013

Even though the recipes we share on this site are mostly on a $5 per meal budget, there are times in the month that you might really need to tighten the belt on the expenses even more…making it more like a $3 or $4 meal for a family of four!  To make this happen easily […]

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Merissa’s Cheeseburger Rice

by Merissa on September 26, 2013

This Cheeseburger Rice recipe is so easy to throw together after a long day and a great bonus is that it’s naturally gluten free in case anyone in your family has a gluten intolerance. One of the best things about this meal is that it’s very inexpensive to throw together and most of the ingredients […]

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Arborio & Mushroom Fall Side Dish

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 18, 2013

Y’all. I went through my about 8 different titles before settling on the “side dish” addition. It started as salad…but that was before I tasted it warm. Then I decided that salad was the wrong and perhaps pilaf would be better. But then I tasted it after it had chilled. And I was back to […]

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There is something so satisfying about creating a frugal recipe that the whole family loves. Especially when that recipes helps you make a dent in the zucchini harvest! This recipe makes use of several vegetables from the garden: zucchinis, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers. All of the garden veggies make it an especially frugal dish. […]

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Slow Cooker Sesame Ginger Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 21, 2013

So this is totally Type A nerdy…but I’ve totally been “practicing” for back to school time. The older boys start school on Monday, and little-middle starts preschool after Labor Day. So we’ve been trying to get back to a more normal “eat dinner time,” which has been completely erratic all summer (as it should be). […]

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Slow Cooker Peach Glazed Pork Roast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 29, 2013

So I happened upon some $1.49/lb pork roast recently. I bought 2 roasts last month…one to use that week I bought them and another for the freezer. I got to talking to the butcher at the store while she was weighing and packaging up the roasts. I told her that I was surprised at the […]

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