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Holiday Peanut Butter Monster Cookies with The Coupon Book Coupons

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 18, 2014

Yum Ok. I’ve got some great news. I’ve teamed up with a new coupon site, The Coupon Book, to let you know about a new way to save money on your favorite grocery brands. It didn’t take me long to figure out how I was going to take advantage of this month’s coupons. I found one […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2014

Two dudes in my family aren’t fans of chocolate chip cookies. CCCs are generally my go-to cookie because I have my favorite recipe memorized and can make them from scratch without too much thought. Since there is usually some grumbling from a portion of the dude crowd whenever chocolate chip cookies are made, I’m trying […]

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Peppermint Bark Brownies

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

Holiday treat alert! If you’re making treats for teachers, friends, neighbors, etc…might I recommend these! I’ve take my favorite brownie recipe base…and added in some peppermint extract and topped with a crispy layer of white chocolate and crushed peppermints. You could, of course, just make a box mix and top with the white chocolate and […]

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Salted Carmelitas Recipe

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

Please pardon the iphone photo. An unnamed toddler managed to hide my memory card for my camera. Sigh.  This is one of my favorite desserts. It really is. Seriously, my sister makes these on occasion and I almost eat the entire pan. I would eat them for dinner if that was ‘allowed.’ My taste buds […]

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Pollo Asado with Rice & Beans

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 14, 2014

Can you forgive me? This happens to me every year and I adjusted my camera settings as best I could…but the silly time change doesn’t only mess with your infant and toddler (who am I kidding, everyone’s) sleep schedule. It messes with my work flow and having good light in the late afternoons. Now, there […]

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Rosemary Maple Glazed Turkey Breast ~ #realfoodholiday Recipe

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

It’s that time of year again. When I get to experimenting and figure out the best way to doctor up the turkey this year. I’ve shared before that I’m not the hugest fan of turkey. I don’t mind it. But I don’t really like it. (Until now!) It’s just so bland to me. Maybe that’s […]

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Homemade Freezer Friendly Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 10, 2014

Our family loves pizza. Even the dairy free kids. (They get special cheese.) There is just something about pizza. The crust, the sweeter sauce, the cheese, the flavor explosions from the toppings. Or maybe this Americanized Italian food somehow transports us to a world across the ocean to the boot shaped country…and we dream and long […]

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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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BLT Frittata

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 26, 2014

Before you get all…ERIN, YOU CAN’T PUT LETTUCE IN A FRITTATA… Hold up. Yes you sure can…when it’s spinach. And it’s delicious. I used an older recipe and updated the method and adding some tomatoes. This method is new and doesn’t require sauteing the spinach ahead of time. Because I’m lazy. Well, really I’m just […]

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Salted Caramel Mocha Brownies

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

Yesterday it was the homemade PCL. Today it’s the SCM in brownie form. Because I love ya. And firmly believe in these drinks and the flavor combinations…just homemade or disguised in a brownie. Because I don’t like spending $5 on a latte…especially when I can make dinner for my family for that much. So these […]

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