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5 Ingredient Fix by Claire Robinson {cookbook review}

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN-10: 0446572098
ISBN-13: 978-0446572095

Easy, Elegant, and Irresistible Recipes

From the Publisher…

Claire Robinson, the hot new Food Network star of 5 Ingredient Fix and Food Network Challenge, helps people get dinner on the table with little fuss and a few great ingredients. The quest for simple, affordable, and fresh, mouthwatering food is over. 5 INGREDIENT FIX helps put delicious and sophisticated meals on the table in a snap. With people struggling to simplify, streamline, and budget, the Food Network’s Claire Robinson is here to help. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be impressive; simplifying the process with fewer ingredients saves time, frustration, and ultimately, money.

About the Author…

Claire Robinson is the host of Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix and the daily primetime series Food Network Challenge. Claire cites her French-speaking grandmother as a major influence on her love for food. Claire graduated from the French Culinary Institute, is an accomplished private chef, and has produced several cooking series, including Food Network’s Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello.

My Thoughts…

I fell in love with this cookbook right away and just from the mouth watering photos alone! And I loved the promise that I could make extremely tasty recipes of all kinds for my family and friends with as little as five ingredients, I was in heaven. And with that being said, you can’t blame me for doubting it! Doesn’t it almost sound to good to be true?  We’ve been trying to keep a tight budget around here and to make great tasting food with a minimal grocery list of ingredients is a huge plus.

Trying to figure out what to make wasn’t easy! But after browsing through the eight different sections, I went with a dessert that I served to my family and friends. I was fully putting my trust into the recipe because I commonly don’t just serve the guest I have over a dessert or recipe I haven’t tried personally myself. And with that being said, the Millionaire’s Shortbread recipe I tried out from this cookbook was a huge hit! I had never had or personally made shortbread before but with the minimal ingredients and easy to follow instructions, I’m up to making it again! I can’t help but think how irresistible and elegant this dessert would look and be enjoyed  during the holidays to tempt taste buds of many!

This cookbook has lots of great recipes, many I can’t personally wait to try out. My fourth wedding anniversary is coming up soon so I’ve been browsing around for something to cook that’ll make the dinner extra special with minimal amounts of work and time in the kitchen. Perhaps I’ll cook the Cornish Hens au Vin or maybe the Classic Southern Blackened Catfish!

I wouldn’t hesitate at all to  recommend 5 Ingredient Fix: Easy Elegant and Irresistible Recipes to anyone! This cookbook would be a great addition to your kitchen or perhaps someone else you may know! You can purchase it at numerous bookstores locally and online. Right now you can find this cookbook on Amazon for just 16.95!

Disclaimer: A Special Thanks goes out to Anna over at Hatchett for the opportunity to review this book.

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Comments (3)

  • Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy


    I LOVE this cookbook and want it so bad. 🙂 And I can also tell other readers that that shortbread was AMAZING – Erin was kind enough to share it at a get-together and it was the best I’ve ever tasted. It was rich and yummy, my pregnant tummy said thank you. 🙂

    Great review – this cookbook is going on my Christmas wishlist!

  • Becky L.


    Those shortbread cookies look good and you know I like chocolate….mmmnnnn…thanks for sharing this great cookbook idea. I think I’ve seen it somewhere. I like cookbooks and magazines that have relatively good recipes that aren’t expensive and look good and have easy to find ingredients! Thanks!

  • abby jenkins


    I worked on that cookbook and can tell you that every recipe was simple and amazing, we shot most of it at my house!, but one thing that really stood out for me was the cauliflower and dates. Would have never thought to put the two together but man oh man was it delicious! Wish you had poste dmore photos, I am so proud of my art direction and propping :^)

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