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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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Seven Layer Tostadas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 14, 2013

This is one of those “it just came together” meals… A few weeks back, we took the kids downtown during Fiesta week to go to the River Parade. They were serving some delicious tex-mex options in the section where our seats were located. They had fajitas, as well as bean and cheese tostadas. The kids […]

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Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

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

Hello lovely. Yes, this is a lovely, lovely salad. It’s lovely because it combines a few of my favorite flavors (strawberry, spinach and almonds). It’s lovely because it tasted light, but the quinoa made the me feel full.  And it’s even lovelier because it is made of “ingredients I had on hand.” Otherwise known as […]

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Sweet Potato Zucchini Frittata

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 15, 2013

I like frittatas. My family likes frittatas. But for different reasons. I like frittatas because they are the breakfast version of stone soup. And I like them because I’ve never tried one that I didn’t like. Pretty much any veggie and/or veggie combination works in a frittata, and this one proves that point. Spinach, mushrooms, […]

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