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Basil Balsamic Chicken

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

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Simple y’all. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. This is your very basic, but very tasty, chicken and rice meal. I often encourage people to set up ‘theme nights’ in their meal planning efforts…to take some of the guesswork and […]

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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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Orange Peel Thai Chicken

by Jenn K on October 20, 2013

I love the taste of orange peel Thai simmer sauce on chicken!  Have you tried it?  It’s bursting with flavor!  And, this recipe is easily frozen, which makes it an easy dish for busy weeknights! Orange Peel Thai Chicken Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cooking Time – 50 minutes Ingredients 2 […]

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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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