Cooking Tutorial Techniques

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 13, 2014

Have you ever cooked bacon in the oven?! It used to be that I’d cook a few pieces of bacon from the package in a skillet, occassionally the microwave if I was in a hurry. But this growing brood of boys of mine means I’m making a full package every.single.time. Because we like bacon. BACON. […]

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How to Pan Roast Radishes

by Jenn K on August 7, 2014

Radishes.  Obscure. Underrated. They might be one of those vegetables that you pass up at the farmer’s market or in the grocery store. But you shouldn’t… They have a great peppery flavor with crisp, crunchy texture…until you cook them!  They are filled with Vitamin C, Potassium, antioxidants and fiber. Here are a few things I learned on […]

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Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2014

We love Sloppy Joes (and Janes) at our house. We love them slider style (which is actually easier for the kids!), cheesesteak style, meatless style, as well as the with the store bought can and the DIY sauce. Regardless of how they are made, we love them. I find in the summer months that they […]

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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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For those who need food allergy friendly baking ingredients, holiday baking can get expensive quickly!  However, if you make your own Gluten Free Flour Blend, then you will start to see real savings.  This GF flour blend recipe can be substituted 1:1 in most baking recipes that call for regular flour.  It’ll last longer if […]

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How to Season Hamburger Patties

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 17, 2013

So I might be the last one on the planet to do it this way… In the past, I’ve seasoned hamburger patties on the grill…while they were grilling. And while it works, it wasn’t going to work for me last weekend when we were having a bunch of family over for dinner. I wanted to […]

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How to Make an Egg Tortilla

by Jenn K on April 2, 2013

Egg Tortillas make a fantastic alternative to tortillas in the traditional breakfast taco. You start out cooking them like an omelet…except you use way less egg in the skillet so that they are thin enough to ‘roll’ and thick enough to hold cheese and other ingredients inside. Once you’ve made these egg tortillas, try them […]

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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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My boys love eggs. (Both my 7 and 5 year olds are now quite proficient at making scrambled eggs for breakfast.) They also love avocado. And English muffins. And chips and salsa. I took a risk in putting all these things together for a “breakfast for dinner” meal, and it was a big success. (Minus […]

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How to Pick Lettuce – Garden How To

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 4, 2011

If you pick it just the right way, another leaf will grow up again in the first leaf’s space…

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