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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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Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes – Friday Night Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 10, 2013

This Recipe is being reposted from 2011. I had plans to share a grilled chicken sandwich tonight, but when I was taking the photos, the card wasn’t in my camera. Doh! I’ll remake soon and share later. So for now… There was a lot of buzz at the start of 2011 about “your word for […]

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Grilled Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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

  Mashed potatoes with grilled potatoes. Delish! I’d like to introduce you all to the Klondike Rose potato. I’m sure you are familiar with Russet potatoes, baby red potatoes…what they look like, how to cook with them. But don’t pass these guys up in the produce department. I love that you don’t have to peel […]

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Fried Egg Caesar Salad.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 3, 2013

It’s been an honor and pleasure being a part of the Darling Dozen. I love working together with other bloggers and companies to bring fun and new recipes for you to try in your kitchen.  Safest Choice Eggs asked me to come up with a recipe that incorporates egg with salad. I went through a […]

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Slow Cooker Peach Glazed Pork Roast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 29, 2013

So I happened upon some $1.49/lb pork roast recently. I bought 2 roasts last month…one to use that week I bought them and another for the freezer. I got to talking to the butcher at the store while she was weighing and packaging up the roasts. I told her that I was surprised at the […]

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Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 25, 2013

As  promised, more cilantro recipes! We love love love these black beans. I’ve made them here and there over the years, and have “rediscovered” them…now that we live in the land of really inexpensive cilantro and super delicious mangoes. My oldest son isn’t the biggest fan of beans, but he seemed to enjoy these. I’m […]

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Roasted Maple Mustard Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 20, 2013

  {Repin It!} So here’s the conundrum that I face with chicken breasts. 2 isn’t enough for our growing brood (it used to be plenty!)…but 3 is too many. (Unless all 3 boys are in a growth spurt at the same time, and that doesn’t happen often.) So 2 and 1/2 is perfect for our […]

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My boys love eggs. (Both my 7 and 5 year olds are now quite proficient at making scrambled eggs for breakfast.) They also love avocado. And English muffins. And chips and salsa. I took a risk in putting all these things together for a “breakfast for dinner” meal, and it was a big success. (Minus […]

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