Erin Chase


I'm Erin. The $5 Dinner Mom. I cook. I blog. I author cookbooks. And I can not make a meal that costs more than $5. Even if I try.

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Look what we found near the garden...and is not home to rescue me/redeem himself!

Banana Choc Chip Muffins - keeping the hooligans happy!

It's only been 5 minutes and it looks like this! Hold me tighter!!!

Tyler has learned a new trick!

Someone wants to be sold with the stuffed animals in the garage sale!

The boys made REAL muffins in their PLAY kitchen!!?!! Huh?!?

Tyler is helping me with some work this morning!

Well, at least we figured out a fun (and clever) way to do fielding practice!!!

He thinks it's a helmet. It's going to be a long T-ball season!!!!

Cleaning out the cupboards & doing my part in the #foodrevolution! Bye Bye HFCS and hydrogenated oils!!! #healthykids #healthyus

You know it was a good brownie when you see they come begging for more!

2 different foods...382's hoping there are 2 money shots for the cookbook!

Photographing food for cookbook #2 tonight!!!

Seeds in my Square Foot #garden are sprouting!!!

Learning not to put all his eggs in one basket!!! An important life lesson!

Guess what we're up tonight

Bring on the post-Easter egg hunt jelly bean sugar high!! Thank goodness it's warm enough for the boys to burn off their "sug-ergy" outside!

Someone is having a toddler identity crisis!

My big baby "sitting" up in his bean bag...grinning from ear to ear!

Lunch in the MSP airport won't be as expensive as I thought!