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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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How to Bake Brown Rice in the Oven

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 25, 2013

Friends…I’m baking brown rice these days. For years, I’d made it on the stovetop, as that’s how I learned how to cook rice when I lived in the Dominican Republic years ago. Then I discovered the rice cooker. I’ve only been using my rice cooker for a few months, but I love it. It cooks […]

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Rice and Beans Budget – March’s Board of the Month

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 4, 2013

So it’s time for another Pinterest board to be featured…and for March, we are highlighting the “Rice and Beans Budget” board. Dave Ramsey coined the phrase and it’s a popular one around here…and in our home. We are Dave Ramsey fans and really appreciate the simplicity of his plan to financial freedom and a debt […]

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Tilapia with Pan Roasted Tomato & Pesto Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 22, 2013

You want dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes…this recipe is for you! While the tilapia is baking, the sauce is roasting in the pan…put it all together 10 minutes later…and boom. Ka-boom. Served with a side of bread and some veggies…supper in minutes, y’all. Tilapia with Pan Roasted Tomato & Pesto Sauce […]

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Slow Cooker Saucy Chicken and Rice

by Jenn K on February 18, 2013

Thanks so much to Melissa Earl from Living a Frugal Life for sharing this great recipe with us. I’m still on “leave,” enjoying my time with new baby and settling into life as a family of 6. I’m so grateful for the help and support of my fellow bloggers during this time! ~Erin Crock pot […]

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