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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 17, 2011

And just like I said the other day, “why buy a jar of spice that you only need 1-2 teaspoons of when you can mix up your own with what you’ve got already?!”

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 10, 2011

Seriously, why buy a jar of spice that you only need 1-2 teaspoons of when you can mix up your own with what you’ve got already?!

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How to Keep an Avocado from Browning – Kitchen Tip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2011

I often only use half of an avocado for my salad…or for the kids. But I don’t want the other half to brown, while I wait to use the rest up the next day…

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Speeding Up Grilling Time – Outdoor Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 19, 2011

Now that the grilling season is upon us, it’s time to get outdoors and get our grill on.  Usually, I think of summertime cooking as relaxed and leisurely. I rarely look at the time and having dinner on the table for the hungry little people at 5:45 on the dot isn’t such an issue. (Because […]

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Cleaning Your Stained Cutting Boards – Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 10, 2011

Clean your stained cutting boards with 3 ingredients in 3 quite steps!

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix – Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 14, 2011

This homemade mix costs a fraction of what you would pay for a packet at the store, and makes twice as much!

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Spicy Cilantro Pesto – Kitchen How-To

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 29, 2011

So last week I found myself wondering what to do with the giant bunch of cilantro that I bought at Jungle Jim’s for just $.60. I used some of a dinner I made last weekend.  But didn’t want the rest to go to waste. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a pesto, and […]

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Using a Silpat Silicone Baking Mat – Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 22, 2011

I’m not going to even pretend to understand the science or reason why they bake 60 times more perfectly than without one, but they just do…

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Storing Yeast in Your Freezer – Kitchen Trick

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 24, 2011

Make your yeast last longer by storing it in the freezer!

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Baked Beans 5 Ways – Plus My Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 10, 2011

We are going through a bit of a beans phase. Ryan is still learning to like them. (And these sweeter beans were a great start). Charlie has always loved beans. Tyler can’t get enough of beans. How to Make Baked Bean…From Scratch! Add the molasses. The ketchup. The sweet chili sauce. The worcestershire sauce. And […]

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