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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Outside having a Pina Colada popsicle... pretending I'm sitting on a white sands beach on a tropical isle!

Not sure these baby thighs could get any fatter!

Tyler's first time riding in the "big tank" at the grocery store!

I keep telling myself I'm not getting older! Proof, that's not the case. #forever21?

Quality Control: Guac with Red Peppers!

Tyler playing in the grass! #adorable

Do these look like they have black beans in them?! They sure don't taste like it! Coconut Black Beans Brownies -

Seems I'm not the only one in this family who needs Google Pac-man intervention!

Charlie initiating Tyler to the weekly trash pick up show!

What is it with boys and trucks?!?

Charlie is rockin' his latest grocery shopping outfit!

Did we really eat Popsicles for Dinner?!? It appears the kids did indeed get a Popsicle!

I love it when my inbox looks like this! #savvyblogging #productivity

Was in the middle of this when baby woke up from his nap - not sure now when I'll get to finish what I started!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting whipped to perfection. Hello, delicious...where have you been all my life?!?

Who would like to be a part of the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Quality Control Team!?!?

Look who wants in on the birthday ice cream action!

The boys want to be firemen they can do this!

I made a bit of a mess making dinner!

Reinforcements have arrived. And I think I want a daughter!!!