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34 Recipes for a Delicious Thanksgiving Feast

by Jenn K on November 18, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving time!  With heaping spoonfuls of turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and dessert.  A sweet time of fellowship with friends and family as you embrace thankfulness for all your blessings. And eat. Twice. Enjoy your time and try out some new recipes at your Thanksgiving feast this year… Appetizers & Drinks Butternut […]

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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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Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Olives, and Feta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 10, 2014

I love how the Mediterranean flavors whisk me away to another place. I’m not sure that other flavors do that…but these flavors put images of far away places into my mind. A friend recently visited Cinque Terre in Italy and boy-oh-boy were her photos beautiful. Perhaps one day. One day. But for now, I’ll keep […]

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Zucchini Feta Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 22, 2014

Here’s a fun new twist on a zucchini side dish. Zucchini is every.where. right now. And it’s cheap-o too. This takes just a few minutes to get together, and I tasked my oldest son to get the zucchinis arranged onto the baking sheet, while I dropped the seasoning and feta on them as he went. […]

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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]

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July 4th Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 3, 2014

We’ve got all kinds of fun and frugal ideas for your July 4th BBQ, party, picnic, or backyard bash! Here’s a list of some of our favorites from the archives… Beverages Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Raspberry Ice Cubes Peach Orange Punch July 4th Smoothies Protein Rich Orange Berry Smoothie Breakfasts Red, White, & Blue Pancakes […]

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Chunky Guacamole with Mango & Red Onion

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 7, 2014

This one surprised me. I’m a huge fan of homemade guacamole, definitely prefer it over store bought. (I usually doctor up the store bought with lime juice, cumin, cilantro and possibly other mixins.) About homemade guacamole…it’s really a highly personal thing. It’s almost like you shouldn’t mess with a good and simple homemade guacamole. But […]

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Mango Avocado Chicken with Orzo Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 26, 2014

Here is your next ‘to-try’ lunch recipe friends. Or a great side dish for carnitas or ranchero chicken. Or fajitas. Or grilled chicken. I adore the mango and avocado flavors together. About 5 days a week I have a salad for lunch, and 4 of those 5 days it has mango and avocado mixed in. […]

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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Noodles

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

Because sometimes spaghetti with meat sauce just gets old.  Y’all. I love garlic. I love cooking with it and add it to anything that it makes sense to add to. Last year, when I was super-preggers with Cuatro, the entire family got the flu. I had had my flu shot so figured it wouldn’t get […]

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Merissa’s Caramelized Onion Dip

by Merissa on December 10, 2013

This Caramelized Onion dip is the perfect easy recipe for holiday snack making! It’s easy to whip up and only gets better the longer it sits in the fridge so you can enjoy it for days! Prepare this dip the night before a holiday party to have it ready to go and fully flavored. Serve […]

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