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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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One of the beautiful things about a pantry challenge (from 2 weeks ago!) is that you unearth treasures from the depths of your freezer. And one of those treasures for me was a 20 oz. package of chorizo links. (Score!) I knew right away that I could pull off another ‘pantry challenge meal’ with the […]

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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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Simple. Who doesn’t love simple. I’m not sure such a tasty meal can be much simpler than this. Here’s what it looks like, getting ready to toss in the oven. Place chicken pieces into the baking dish(es). Slice up the zucchini and drain the tomatoes. Drop around the chicken pieces. Drizzle olive oil over everything. […]

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This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Please note the following about the way that the recipe is written below and how it is written in the plan. The recipe below is written for 1 meal. The plan calls for the recipe to be doubled, so I suggest […]

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4-Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

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

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner…and you know what that means… Tex-Mex food abounds at our house. All.week.long. There are many reasons that we moved our family from Ohio to Texas in 2012. And I’m beginning to think that one of the sub-conscience reasons for moving was to be back in the land […]

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Chicken Pineapple Stir-fry with Coconut Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 11, 2014

Sometimes the ingredient stars just align and the meal that I was thinking about, turns out even better than I imagined. I wanted to make something that I knew the boys would love, using a can of coconut milk I’ve had in the pantry for a few weeks. (I purchased it with this recipe in […]

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Egg-Tacos

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

Having a mixed bag of food allergies and intolerances in our family makes certain dinner ideas and concepts a challenge…but what I love about this one…it easily catered to my egg-free child and my gluten-free child, both of whom happen to be dairy free as well. Ryan enjoyed this ham and egg rollup that you […]

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Basil Balsamic Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 29, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Simple y’all. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. This is your very basic, but very tasty, chicken and rice meal. I often encourage people to set up ‘theme nights’ in their meal planning efforts…to take some of the guesswork and […]

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Ranch Chicken & Potatoes Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 24, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Chicken + Potatoes + Cheese + Bacon…it’s the perfect ‘quad-fecta’…because trifecta doesn’t work here. Top with some green onions and/or sour cream and you’re in baked potato heaven. Except these are baked potatoes. This is yet another really simple ‘load and […]

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