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Saturday, November 6, 2010

5 Ingredient Fix: Easy, Elegant, and Irresistible Recipes by Claire Robinson... A Review!

5 Ingredient Fix: Easy, Elegant, and Irresistible Recipes by Claire Robinson!

Claire Robinson is fun, fresh and timely. She also hosts the Food Network show, 5 Ingredient Fix! These days when we're pressed for time, cooking sometimes takes a back seat to the rest of our busy lives. Claire Robinson offers us great cooking with a minimum amount of fuss and a handful of ingredients! Her first cookbook, 5 Ingredient Fix: Easy, Elegant and Irresistible Recipes, is a beautiful cookbook with gorgeous photographs that guides the reader from the basic kitchen equipment you should have, such as a 8 to 12 quart stock pot, to breakfast, cocktails & nibbles, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, side dishes and desserts...

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. From breakfast treats like Brioche French Toast with Strawberries and Cream to no-fuss meals like Grown-up Grilled Cheese and Iceberg Wedges with Buttermilk Dressing to a romantic dinner of Grilled Scallops with Saffron Aioli and Green Goddess Rice, all of Robinson's recipes have five or fewer ingredients. A quick trip to the supermarket for one bag of groceries, and a delicious, restaurant-quality meal can be on the table in no time.

If you love cookbooks like I do, make room for this one! Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy Corn Relish, Buttermilk Pecan Chicken, and Flourless Chocolate-Lover's Cake are a small sampling of the recipes that make up this tempting cookbook. Well written instructions that take up less than a full page (thanks in part to the short list of ingredients), and suggestions for other ingredients to "toss in" if you have them around, makes this a perfect go-to cookbook.

Get to know Claire Robinson better by visiting her Food Network website. Check out her videos on the Food Network too! Here's her Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Gravy video! And take a peek inside Claire's Cookbook too! I am so looking forward to cooking many a meal from 5 Ingredient Fix! I want to thank Hachette Book Group for sending along a review copy!

3 comments:

Sharon said...

I love 5 ingredient cookbooks, and this one sounds great! Thanks for posting about it!

Mary said...

I reviewed this today too! I wasn't familiar with the author's Food Network show but I'll look for it now.

Suzanne said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks for stopping by! Definitely check out 5 Ingredient Fix because these recipes are easy, but the results of some of these entrees look amazing.

Hi Mary!
Lucky you for getting to review this cookbook too! I love Claire Robinson's Food Network show, she kind of reminds me of Rachel Ray.

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