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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 8, 2014

Busy weeknight dinners just got a cheesy makeover! Not like a silly, cheesy makeover…complete with funny props and faces from a photo booth. Like a CHEESE-y makeover. As in queso blanco and cream cheese makeover. Start these in the morning before a busy day, then come home in time to shred the chicken, mix in […]

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Welcome to the first post in the “31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes” series! This is our 4th “31 Days” series and I love that we are going to share what feels like a bazillion recipes, concepts and ideas with you this month! I am a ‘freezer shopper’…meaning that I often times shop from my […]

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Shredded Beef Tacos with Pineapple-Pepper Salsa

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

I’m often asked why I share so many taco recipes…and there are 3 reasons. One, my boys love them. Two, I live in the land of ridiculously cheap corn and flour tortillas…where the grocery stores have in-store tortilla making presses. And three, because I’m trying to pretend that my kitchen is like a taco truck, specifically […]

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Slow Cooker Carne Asada

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2014

One afternoon every week, my husband and I do a kid swap in the late afternoon for one of my son’s weekly eye therapy appointments. Because I’d rather not sit in the waiting room with 3 squirrely little boys, he swings by after he leaves work and picks them up and takes them home. On […]

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12 Best Chili Recipes

by Jenn K on September 18, 2014

There is nothing that celebrates the taste of fall more to me than a good bowl of chili.  Even though we do eat chili year-round, there is something special about a steaming hot bowl of chili with brisk temperatures outside.  In honor of nearing that lovely time of year, we’ve gathered up the 12 Best […]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas {Vegetarian}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 31, 2014

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. This is our final recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals…you can find the complete list here! I will be compiling all of the recipes featured in the series plus a few others and giving it away as […]

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Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

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

Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!? This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes. Minute One. Place […]

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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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These beef tacos may very well be my favorite…of all time. (I’ve probably said that about other tacos before and might say it about future tacos as well. Because I just love tacos.) But really…the salsa verde, the tender beef, the bite from the cilantro and the creaminess and tang from the goat cheese…makes for […]

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Carnitas…so simple to make and so delicious. Add whatever toppings you like…we enjoyed our with salsa and avocados. Also, don’t skip the lime juice…it gives such a delicious flavor to the pork and helps soften the meat as it slow cooks! Also, more slow cooker tacos tomorrow…because who doesn’t love tacos?! Get the full recipe […]

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