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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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Mexican Stack-Es, Also Known As…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 15, 2013

{Pin It to your favorite recipes board!} I’m not sure what took me so long to figure these out. I recently chatted with my friend in OH who made the “Polynesian Buffet” for us (now, years ago…where does the time go!). After our chat, I was remembering that dinner and decided that we needed to do […]

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Chana Masala in the Slow Cooker

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 8, 2013

Thanks so much to Kimberly Danger from Frugal Bites 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 Ever since a new […]

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Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 14, 2013

So this dish I made with the intention of my husband and I eating for lunch. But it could certainly be a main dish in and of itself, or a delicious side dish with some grilled chicken or steaks. The reason I made this as a “lunch dish,” is the Brussels sprouts. My kiddos are […]

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Alea’s Curried Chicken with Acorn Squash

by Alea on November 13, 2012

My daughter loves curry, so much so that I decided to use it to get her to eat one of her least favorite foods: squash. When she saw the roasted acorn squash, she thought I was going to use the curried chicken and rice to create a curried version of Stuffed Acorn Squash. And I […]

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Chorizo-Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 24, 2012

Every now and again I happen upon a recipe that sounds all fancy-schmancy, but can certainly be made for under $5. Take this recipe for example. Stuffed acorn squash. Chorizo. Sounds gourmet. It is. But it isn’t. But it is. The end result is gourmet, the process and the price tag are not! The process […]

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Alea’s Ginger, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

by Alea on October 23, 2012

I know sweet potatoes and beans combined with Asian seasonings sounds like a crazy combination. You are just going to have to trust me on this. This soup is seriously delicious! It is also fast and easy to make, filling, and frugal. I pulled this soup together in under 20 minutes. I was able to […]

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