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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Too bad my #garden isn't bigger! Or I'd grow one of each!

I'm at the Upper Arlington Kroger in Columbus, OH, signing cookbooks! Today from 11-1...stop by if you're in the area!

What my child looks like when he dresses himself...

Behind the scenes at a Kroger store opening tomorrow! #krogerVIBE

Definitely couldn't squeeze this into a $5 Dinner!!!

My little cooking partner and I...getting ready for a cooking segment on Baltimore's Fox Morning Show!

We are no longer #lost in Baltimore! (And I realize the photo is backwards!)

I've fallen off my rocker! We're on our way to the park!

The book he chose to read before naptime! And upside down no less! (yes, it is what you think it is!)

Lookie. Lookie! Driving with the windows down! Oh warm weather, how I've missed thee!!!

here it is!

The boys are making a "snow fire" that "turns into sugar so we can make cookies!"

"Super Charlie"

This is me. After my first post-partum run...2 miles! #gonnabesoretomorrow

We're off for the boys' annual MRIs to check on their Chiari malformations. Doesn't he look thrilled?!?

My little laundry helpers! (Please ignore the fact that they, err WE, are still in our pj's!)

Anyone need a snack?!? I'm on a popcorn making frenzy today!

There really is a book for everything! Catchy title, eh?

There really is a book for everything! #mademechuckle

No. Wait...there's Nicholas Cage hiding from the bad guys behind a tombstone! ('member that scene!)