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Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal {with gluten free version!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 21, 2014

Please. I beg of you. Stop what you are doing right now and run to the store to buy some ripe peaches. They must be ripe, slightly soft to the touch with a bit of give when you gently squeeze it. Buy a bunch of them. And then make this. And then come back and […]

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Caramelized Onion & Barbecue Meatloaf

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 6, 2014

Sometimes I wish I blogged only about burgers. Just burgers, that is all. Because I adore burgers…grilled at home, from a restaurant, even fast food (but Whataburger only!) burgers. Here’s one of my all time favorite burger. I think you can see why. Anytime there is burger on the menu that has caramelized onions, I’m […]

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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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Fudge Pecan Pie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 9, 2013

So this is an iPhone photo, taken in terrible light. But it really does show the soft, gooey fudgy-ness that is at the bottom of this pie. Truth be told, I wasn’t going to have any of this pie. I’d already had 2 slices of other pies and was about “pie-ed” out on Thanksgiving day. […]

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Roasted Poblano Pepper Quiche

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 8, 2013

Egg pie. That’s what my about to be 4 year old called this quiche. He has become quite the sous chef in the past few weeks…always coming into the kitchen and helping me cook. I’ve started to let him help me crack the eggs (highly supervised still!) and taught him it’s better to crack on […]

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Make Ahead Pumpkin Breakfast Quinoa ~ Gluten Free Fall Breakfast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2013

If you are in need of a gluten free breakfast to enjoy this fall, here you go. Quinoa makes for a fantastic breakfast…as it is packed with protein and doesn’t leave you wanting more, like a bowl of cereal can. Mix in some pumpkin and fall spices and you’ve got the perfect warm meal for […]

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Grilled Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 4, 2013

Lately, I’ve been spending more time on Google+. (Come on over and say hi!) I still don’t “get it” completely and it hasn’t become a part of my routine like Facebook and Pinterest are, but I do come across the most delicious and droolworthy desserts and meals. Like this Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie. (I’m not […]

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Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 22, 2013

Now that we are back in the land of Tex-Mex, and really cheap Tex-Mex ingredients, I can’t get enough…we can’t get enough. I feel like I’m making Tex-Mex once or twice a week…because ingredients are so cheap, and everyone loves to chow down. Enchiladas, layered enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas…and now chicken fajitas meet quesadillas. Whatever it […]

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Pancakes with Peach Syrup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 19, 2013

Have you ever made your own pancake syrup? If not, I highly recommend it…and you could start with this one. (But be warned, you may never go back to the bottled kind.) Ever since my little sugar-free stint in August of 2011 (or was it 2012?), I’ve made it a point to squeeze harder in […]

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Juicy Salsa Burger – What’s the Secret Ingredient?!?

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 5, 2013

My boys love burgers. It’s generally what they order off the kids’ menu when we go out for dinner, and what they would request if I asked them what they wanted to grill for dinner. When Hellmann’s asked us to give this new recipe for the Juicy Salsa Burger a try, I hoped it would […]

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