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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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  This is the next recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series. I may or may not have a little tex-mex food problem. Evidence here. And here. Oh, and over here. That was just in the last few weeks during all my conference travels. Two of those outings were a day apart […]

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Kale Quiche Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 9, 2014

This recipe is part of the 9 Organic Meals from Costco for $100 Plan. There is just something about a simple, flavorful quiche recipe. Then load it with nutrient rich kale, and you’ve got a winning breakfast meal! My boys are resistant to green leafy vegetables. So I end up hiding them into smoothies…and ‘not-so-hiding’ […]

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I hope y’all have enjoyed the first few recipes in this month’s 31 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes series. This is the first new recipe that I’m sharing in the series…and I can’t wait to share the other new ones with you in the coming days and weeks! This Pear Blueberry Crumble recipe is adapted […]

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Red, White & Blue Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 25, 2014

I love festive food on holidays. I love celebrating our country’s independence with lots of red, white and blue foods…and in this case it’s pancakes for breakfast with strawberries, blueberries and ground almonds. Red. White. Blue. BOOM. I plan on making these again in a few weeks when we celebrate our Independence Day here in the […]

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Overnight Slow Cooker Baked Oatmeal

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

I really wasn’t sure if this was going to work. I’ve been wanting to try it for some time. I read on my friend Stephanie’s blog that she made it and it worked. I read her advice and tips and decided to go for the ‘overnight’ concept. Because I wanted it nice and warm in […]

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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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