The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 21, 2009

It’s HERE!!!!!!

In. Real. Life!!!!!!!!!

I got my copy 2 weeks ago. And I still can’t believe it!

It’s here. And it’s real!

If you pre-ordered your book, then it should be arriving on your doorstep soon!!!

Now for the major excitement…

The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook will be featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA on Tuesday Morning (the 22nd!) by contributor Sara Moulton in a cookbook holiday round-up.


And if you are in or around Dayton, I’ll be whipping up something in the kitchen on Tuesday morning (the 22nd) on the FOX 45 morning show…likely around 8:45 am. So TUNE IN!


Then I’ll enjoy some time with family over the holidays…and then the book signings begin! *Please note that this schedule will be updated often, so be sure to check back!

I’m off to pinch myself.

{pinch, pinch}

Because this is real!

And oh, so much fun!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Susie's Homemade December 21, 2009 at 7:31 am

Congratulations on ALL of your success Erin!! You have really carved out a great piece of the blogosphere for yourself:-)


Tauna December 21, 2009 at 7:56 am



Rona December 21, 2009 at 8:29 am



Dolli-Mama December 21, 2009 at 8:50 am

I saw your book at Borders on Saturday (in Houston)! There was a huge stack of them on the New Release table. Congrats!


Amy December 21, 2009 at 9:05 am

Oh, how exciting!!!! I am so, so, so happy for you!!! Congrats on this big moment!


Stephanie December 21, 2009 at 10:43 am

Congratulations! That is so exciting!!!
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Kalynskitchen December 21, 2009 at 11:27 am

Congratulations, you must be excited! I have a page that lists cookbooks by food bloggers, so I’ll add your book to that.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm




Amanda December 21, 2009 at 11:31 am

Congratulations, can’t wait to get my copy in the mail. Congrats on all your success!


Ellen December 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Congrats! I just got a copy to review and can already tell I’m going to love it. Will let you know when the review is up.


LaToya December 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Congrats!! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive!


Shannanb aka Mommy Bits December 21, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I am so proud of you!!!


Stacey December 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Congratulations on your book!!!! I’m looking forward to ordering my copy after Christmas!! Merry Christmas.


Nancy December 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I saw your book on the shelf this weekend at our Borders. I smiled because it’s almost as if I know you :-)


The Bargain Shopper Lady December 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Congrats Erin! That’s so exciting! :) I am soooo happy for you! Have you spent all of your WalMart gift card yet? I can’t wait to get your book!


Butternut Squash December 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Congratulations. I love your blog and have been dropping in frequently. Peace!


kitchen table December 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Congratulations! I saw your book yesterday and I purchased it. I am so proud of it. Keep it up!


Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam December 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm

YEA Erin..I am so thrilled with the way the Lord is using this for His glory. :)


Katherine December 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Congratulations!! So exciting.


Judith December 21, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Congratulations, Erin. Job well done. And great encouragement — and insight — for many families!


Rachel December 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Erin, Just saw your book today in Books A Million (Cullman, AL). They had it “facing out” among all the other cookbooks which were filed on the shelf vertically. Yours showed the full front cover instead of just the spine, so it stood out beautifully from all the rest. I took a copy and enjoyed it immensely for the hour I was in the store! Very nice layout inside and out. And even better, the recipes are going to be truly useful ones! Great job! You must feel quite accomplished. Blessings!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 22, 2009 at 9:51 am


Thanks Rachel!!!


Cari December 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Yay! Congratulations! Let us know if you would like us to feature another recipe or two on our site in the coming months with links leading readers to your book online to buy of course! Congrats again! GREAT news!


Josanne December 22, 2009 at 12:16 am

Congratulations! It looks like a dream come true for you, and it is always wonderful to see dreams come true!


Denise December 22, 2009 at 6:07 am

I’m trying to enter your contest but I don’t see a form to fill in in the post above for your giveaways? Help!!!!!!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 22, 2009 at 9:50 am


The form is working now :)


Stephanie December 22, 2009 at 8:44 am

Congratulations, Erin!! I am absolutely excited for you! I remember when you first started blogging and you’ve come so far. I just turned my TV on Good Morning America… I hope I didn’t miss the segment with your cookbook!


niki December 22, 2009 at 9:23 am

Hi there. I just saw your book on Good Morning America. I shouted “I know her!”

I really don’t know you, know you (like in real life) but as a fellow blogger I am excited to see you reach success. I have been reading your blog for a long time now.




Lisa Johnston December 22, 2009 at 9:39 am

Congratulations on your success!! How exciting it must all be.


Alisa - One Frugal Foodie December 22, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Congrats! I just got a sample copy and am hoping to dive in this week!


UP December 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

You are so totally Bree Van De Camp I can’t take it! I’ll be looking up all the Green recipes since I’m green with envy…CONGRATS!!!



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Rose December 24, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Merry Christmas!

And Congratulations on your new book and your new arrival!


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