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Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 24, 2010

I love my slow cooker. I don’t use it near as much as I should. A beef and vegetable soup in the slow cooker…just for you!

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Scampi Tilapia – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 2, 2010

I dug some tilapia fillets out of the freezer. I bounced out to the garden to pick some fresh parsley from the garden, thinking I was going to do the same old Lemon-Dill Tilapia thing (that’s my fall back for when I’m feeling uninspired)…but of course, I opened the fridge to grab the lemon juice…and […]

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Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 23, 2010

I have been itching to make some lettuce wraps ever since getting my lettuce transplants from the store earlier this year.  I’ve been waiting for the leaves to grow larger enough to actually wrap…and that time is now. When I learned about Chris Lilly and his Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mango Marinade recipe […]

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Firecracker Salmon – FAIL

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 26, 2010

Operator fail. Chef fail. I shall explain! This is the other salmon that I bought when on sale for $2.99/lb.  I immediately added the marinade, wrapped it up in foil, put it into a plastic freezer baggie and froze it. Operator fail. I forgot to mark which side of the salmon was “up” before freezing […]

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Black Bean Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 11, 2010

A zestier version of Panera’s black bean soup!

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Garlic Chicken Risotto – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 2, 2009

Tonight’s guest recipe comes from Susie at Susie’s Homemade.

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Bachelor Stew

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 20, 2009

My “mommy-fied” version of Bachelor Stew!

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Baked Italian Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 6, 2009

How much do you feed your kids? How much do they eat? I’ve got answers…in the form of pictures!!! For dinner tonight…Baked Italian Chicken with Brown Rice, Peas and Squash.

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Fettucini Alfredo

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 5, 2009

Ingredients 1 lb. fettucini noodles ($1.14) 2 chicken breasts, sliced ($1.66) 4 Tbsp butter ($.40) 6 Tbsp flour ($.05) 3 cups of milk ($.30) 1/4 cup parmesan cheese ($.25) 1 cup frozen peas ($.44) 2 sweet potatoes ($.99) On sale for $.88/lb this week! Directions 1. In medium saucepan, cook fettucini noodles as directed on […]

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Pork Roast and Mashed Red Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 27, 2009

Ingredients 1 2.5 lb pork roast ($4.05) I used half or less than half for tonight’s meal, so we’ll call it $2 for this meal! I’ll show you later in the week what I do with the other half!!! Salt, pepper and garlic powder ($.05) 6 red potatoes ($.79) 1/4 cup low fat sour cream […]

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