Cooking Tutorial Techniques

Naan Pizza with Olives & Feta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 17, 2014

Can we talk for a minute about naan? I kinda love naan. And I don’t cook with it nearly enough. Maybe that’s because it’s like the Thin Mint cookies of bread, or something. Like, I take one bite and I can’t stop eating it. Just like I eat one Thin Mint and next thing I […]

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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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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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  This is the next recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series. I may or may not have a little tex-mex food problem. Evidence here. And here. Oh, and over here. That was just in the last few weeks during all my conference travels. Two of those outings were a day apart […]

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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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Last weekend we had our final church group meeting before summer and the dinner theme was ‘taco night.’ Upon seeing the signup list, I quickly chose rice and beans…because I love cooking rice and beans. They’re cheap, healthy and are easy to ‘doctor up.’ I made 2 lbs. of these Dominican style beans. And then […]

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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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Cast Iron Chicken Enchiladas & How to Make Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

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

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. “Mom, that says my name.” “You’re right buddy…that does say “T” for Tyler!!!” My sweet 4 year old was outside with me, ‘helping’ me take the photos of these enchiladas. He took one look inside the pan and got so […]

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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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