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 }

Sherry May 11, 2009 at 6:54 am

Congratulations! :D How exciting!

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Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free May 11, 2009 at 6:55 am

Wahoo!! Congrats, Erin–that is great news! Can’t wait to add it to my collection of cookbooks! :)

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Melissa May 11, 2009 at 6:58 am

How exciting! Congratulations!

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Tara @ Feels like home May 11, 2009 at 7:08 am

WOW! Good for you! I’ll be eagerly awaiting your book!

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Allison May 11, 2009 at 7:23 am

Congratulations! That’s very exciting!

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Lynn May 11, 2009 at 7:28 am

Wow, that is great news.

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susieshomemade May 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

How exciting!!! Congratulations:-)

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The Happy Housewife May 11, 2009 at 7:41 am

Yeah! I was wondering when you were going to let the cat out of the bag!
Toni

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gourmetmomma May 11, 2009 at 7:41 am

congrats! that’s way better than just getting your laundry folded!

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Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam May 11, 2009 at 7:42 am

Erin – that is so incredibly exciting. Whoot whoot!! And to think it all just started with a blog idea while cooking dinner. :)

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Jenny from Mommin' It Up! May 11, 2009 at 7:46 am

Congrats darling! You RAWK!

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Toni May 11, 2009 at 7:49 am

Congrads Erin!! This is wonderful news, how exciting for you!

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martha May 11, 2009 at 7:53 am

oh congrats. this is great news.

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Susan Hackney May 11, 2009 at 8:07 am

Congratulations!

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Debbie May 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

I am so excited for you!!!! Congrats to you. I can’t believe how you do it all but I feel proud of you. Please take care of yourself with that little baby on the way too. I’ll be praying for you. I know you’ll do a great job.

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Kira May 11, 2009 at 8:27 am

That’s terrific, Erin! Who would’ve thought when you started your “simple” blog, eh? :)

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astrid May 11, 2009 at 8:35 am

Congratulations!!! How very exciting! Looking forward to viewing your book!

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Org Junkie May 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

How exciting, I’m so proud of you!!!! Congratulations :)

Laura

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Midge May 11, 2009 at 8:53 am

Congrats! I hope you will be doing book signings in New Jersey or Philadelphia, because I sure would love to meet you!! I am a huge fan and some of your recipes I have slightly modified to sneak some veggies in my boys (including the hubby) LoL

Thank you for being you and thank you for sharing your life with us!

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Betty @ JustAnotherSAHM May 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

Congratulations, that is wonderful news!

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Rebekah May 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

that’s great news! congratulations!!!

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Debbie May 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

wow! thats fantastic!!! congratulations!!

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Amanda May 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

Congratulations! This deserves a prominent spot in everyone’s collection, right next to Rachael Ray and Paula Deen! :-) You’re on your way! Can’t wait to hear more and be able to get a copy!

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Alea May 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

Congratulations! I think your cookbook will be really well received!

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Amy May 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

Congrats on the book deal!

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Frugal Girls! May 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

That is absolutely wonderful ~ I can’t wait to use your new cookbook!! Hang in there with the afternoon/evening sickness! :)

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Jessica May 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm

How exciting!! Congratulations. I can’t wait to get your cookbook!

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Christina @ Northern Cheapskate May 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Woo Hoo! I’m thrilled you’re going to have a cookbook. January can’t come soon enough! :-)

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Mama Koala May 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Wow! Congrats–very well deserved. Looking forward to reading it!

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Tara May 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Erin, congratulations!

I’ve been following your blog for several months. And after seeing you on Rachel Ray, I thought to myself “She should have a cookbook!”. I’m glad to see this come true.

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Rhonda Hall May 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Good Luck on the cookbook and the upcoming new addition to your family….You are truely amazing.. Hope you do another workshop at your husband’s school when the book comes out so we can get it signed..

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Susan May 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm

SO PROUD OF YOU!! Seriously — send a signed copy to Alaska!! I’m going to keep reminding you about this, so you don’t forget one of your first friends in Dayton from before you were famous! ;-)

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The Prudent Homemaker May 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Congratulations!

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Amy @ MomsToolbox May 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm

That is FANTASTIC news! Congratulations!!!
I was just popping by to check my typing when I finally saw this. (I was suggesting your site to my MOPS group. A mom was asking for food ideas for a family with kiddos.)
I am really excited for you. You are doing wonderful things for your family and also lots of other families. Keep it up!!!

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Becky May 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm

De-lurking to say congratulations! I was just thinking the other day that it would be great if you had a cookbook– no family to cook for yet, just my single starving-musician self, so I’ve really enjoyed following your blog for ideas for healthy-but-cheap recipes!

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Crystal Reagan May 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Congrats! How exciting.

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Ane May 11, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Congratulations! That’s awesome! I ♥ your blog!!!

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Heather May 12, 2009 at 12:03 am

Woo-Hoo!!! That’s such exciting news!!! Big congratulations!!

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Lannette May 12, 2009 at 10:24 am

Congratulations!

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damien May 13, 2009 at 1:19 am

Erin, that’s fantastic news and congrats. Good things happen to good people and you deserve it. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

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Cherie from The Queen of Free May 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

This is fabulous news, Erin. CONGRATS.

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Vickie Lindstrom May 13, 2009 at 10:14 am

I am so thrilled with your news. I want to congratulate you. And I am like everyone else I can hardly wait. I will use it all the time and don’t forget when you continue to gather recipes you can do a ssecond book. We all will be waiting in anticipation.Thanks for this.

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The crazy suburban mom May 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Thats wonderful!! How great for you :)

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Ezzy May 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Thats great.
Good Luck

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Amber @ Classic Housewife May 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Congrats! That’s WAY awesome. See? I bet you WILL be on Oprah soon. =P

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Liz@Hoosier Homemade May 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Congrats! I’m so excited for you!
~Liz

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Queen of Abstract May 14, 2009 at 8:46 am

That is awesome! Congratulations!
Is the cookbook going to be $5 or less?

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Tracy May 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

Congratulations! That’s great news!

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Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net May 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Congrats again!!! You’re so famous! I can’t wait to help you promote this book :)

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Mirandia Berthold May 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm

How awesome! I would love to get a copy as soon as it is all through!! Keep us updated!

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