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15 Scrumptious Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

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

It’s pretty much tradition to enjoy a break from the kitchen after Thanksgiving due to the large amount of leftovers that can be thrown at hungry family members.  But what do you do when you are sick of reheated turkey and stuffing?  You add a few new ingredients and spices and remake those boring leftovers […]

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That’s it.

That’s my recipe for round 1 of the Everyday Chef Challenge. Pacific Naturals Broth, Mushrooms, and a host of other ingredients make up this new (and what will soon become a favorite Thanksgiving dish) meal.

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Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto

by Amanda Martin on November 6, 2014

I’m all about making life as easy as possible. Especially in the kitchen. This one-pot meal requires little attention from the chef unlike traditional risotto, but still tastes and looks so elegant. The borlotti beans are an Italian brown bean that can be replaced with pinto beans. It offers great color contrast. But I’ve made […]

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Featured Pinterest Board: Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas – All Things Mexican

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

Having lived in the Dominican Republic and Texas for years, I have a special appreciation and appetite for Mexican food.  It’s one of my first picks when we go out to eat which isn’t often, so I’ve learned to make my own. Take a look at some of my favorite Mexican recipes… TexMex Restaurant Style […]

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Sloppy Joe Bowls

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

This recipe is featured in the 21 Gluten Free Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. I had the most fun making these Sloppy Joes…probably the most fun time ever making Sloppy Joes. Reason being…I had help from the oldest […]

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Honey Mustard Lentils & Rice Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 2, 2014

What’s with the crazy half-fluffed photo, Erin? I know that’s what your thinking. I haven’t lost my mind. Well…since this cooking method is probably a new concept for many of you, I decided to just fluff half of the dish before snapping the photo so that you can see what it will look like when […]

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One of the beautiful things about a pantry challenge (from 2 weeks ago!) is that you unearth treasures from the depths of your freezer. And one of those treasures for me was a 20 oz. package of chorizo links. (Score!) I knew right away that I could pull off another ‘pantry challenge meal’ with the […]

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Last weekend we had our final church group meeting before summer and the dinner theme was ‘taco night.’ Upon seeing the signup list, I quickly chose rice and beans…because I love cooking rice and beans. They’re cheap, healthy and are easy to ‘doctor up.’ I made 2 lbs. of these Dominican style beans. And then […]

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Southwest Rice Pilaf

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 29, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Please note that the photo above includes green peppers, but the plan calls for red peppers. Peppers can be interchanged easily in recipes, so feel free to use either red or green…depending on what your store has, and what your taste […]

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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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