Latest Secret Revealed

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 11, 2009

It’s time that I let you in on a little secret…and no, I’m not having twins!

I just signed a COOKBOOK CONTRACT with St. Martin’s Press in New York City!!!!!  My editor and the rest of the team at the publishing house are AMAZING and I’m blessed to be working with such wonderful people!

I am working on the manuscript right now and the book is due out in January 2010!  I am thrilled about this opportunity and will give you updates along the way and information about its release, pre-ordering, etc. when the time of publication draws closer.

So…I’ll be taking a break this week from blogging to get some intensive writing done.  I have several recipes scheduled to post and FABULOUS posts from some friends.

Plus, this should be my last week of “afternoon/evening” sickness if my body behaves like it did in my previous pregnancies…so next week I’m hoping to be back on track.  Posting recipes every night…with photos (I’m sorry I just haven’t been able to stomach the whole food photography these last few weeks!) and more great money saving ideas!  So thanks for sticking with me in these past few weeks!

And more details on the cookbook coming soon…

{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

Christina Baita May 16, 2009 at 10:20 am

Congratulations! This is so awesome for all of us. $5 recipies all in one place on paper. WooHoo!


Samantha Cernock May 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Congratulations, that’s awesome news.


Jena May 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

That is great news! Congratulations!


TrudyAnn May 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I just found your site Linked from another site! Your reciepes are Terriffic! So glad you are going to have a book out soon! Congrats!


Marilyn May 22, 2009 at 12:52 am

Wow! Congratulations. I’m so glad for you. Mary “sent me”.


Kitty May 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm

How wonderful, go girl go.


Susan (A Happy Heart at Home) June 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm

That is wonderful! Congratulations!


Mary June 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I love cooking around prepping a lot of food once or twice a week, then clever ideas for what to do with the leftovers. I like the stroganoff from pot roast idea. My teens don’t get too excited about leftovers. Good luck with your book!
I am amazed at how many mommies are blogging, especially with little ones. Beautiful blogs with clever ideas-don’t you love the internet! It is very inspiring and would have been a lifesaver for me, when mine were little. There is no end to the things you can do with a blog and it’s free!


Lisa June 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

I just read about you web site/blog in our local newspaper & am so excited to be checking it out. So far I LOVE it & have add it to my favorites list & will be checking in daily I am sure. P.S. Congrats, on the new baby & book deal!! Thanks for your site.


Jen@Sunshine4Teachers June 8, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Congratulations Erin! Wonderful news, you deserve this success :)


Joy June 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Congrats! How could you NOT get a cookbook deal?


Andrea Lambert June 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm

You go girl and Congratulations!!!


jeannie :) July 27, 2009 at 7:58 am

LOVE these great ideas!!! The book of Titus says, to teach the younger women to be busy at home, and to love their families!!! What a great way to show your love—- thru cooking!!! You got it !!!!! Love from Nebraska :) Jeannie Runty xxoo


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Erma Kelso October 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I love to read your emails and blogs. Can’t help but wonder where you live? What state?
Congratulations on the baby and also the cookbook.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 31, 2009 at 7:34 am

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