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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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Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Latte

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 4, 2014

It’s BACK. The “PSL”…but you don’t have to drop $5 a pop…you can make your own! And FWIW – I’m in the “SCM” camp. Hence all the salted caramel recipes. Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge Salted Caramel Brownie Parfait (And a Salted Caramel Mocha Brownie recipe coming next week!) Are you in the PSL group or […]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas {Vegetarian}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 31, 2014

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. This is our final recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals…you can find the complete list here! I will be compiling all of the recipes featured in the series plus a few others and giving it away as […]

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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]

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Shredded Beef Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 23, 2014

This is not the first time that I’ve shared a recipe with the mango-avocado combination and it probably won’t be the last. There’s the Grilled Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa. There’s the salad version with goat cheese and vinaigrette (which I have for lunch several days a week!). And there’s the pasta version, with Orzo too. It might […]

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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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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

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

I have a problem. But I know it’s a problem and I’m working on it. Each week is different, some weeks better than others. Here is my problem: I bite off more than I can chew. (Not with food…with our schedule.) While I crave simplicity and flexibility, I also know that I don’t like to […]

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