I still cannot believe it, how has it been 2 years to the day (July 19th) since my cookbook Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook For Busy People was published and out in the world, available for sale? It feels so surreal and like a dream come true – still years after the fact!
Having a published cookbook was a dream of mind. A dream which turned into a reality.
Creating a cookbook was a lot of work, but a process I loved.
I look back and love the fact that I created all the recipes. I tested all the recipes. I photographed all the recipes. I wrote an entire manuscript!
But the thing is…none of this would have been possible without YOU, without your love of my Five Ingredient Friday recipes!
Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all for your support. I will say it a million times. Without you, the cookbook would not be what it is. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you. I love when you tag me on Instagram or use the #sweetphicookbook hashtag.
The cookbook contains over 100 recipes, all 5 ingredients or less, all with big beautiful photos (always my favorite part of cookbooks-speaking of which, here is a list of my favorite cookbooks) and it contains my favorite easy recipes for busy people (who isn’t busy? right?)
I truly believe this is a cookbook that everyone will enjoy!
Now that I’m a mom, I cannot tell you how much I use this cookbook!
Just yesterday I made the sun-dried tomato breakfast pizza (pg. 33) -we ate it for dinner! Oh, and I used my recipe for whole wheat pizza crust because I didn’t have a store bought one!
If you’re ever curious about how the cookbook was created, I have linked all the posts in a ‘Behind Making the Cookbook‘ on my cookbook page at the bottom.
Favorite 5 Ingredient Recipes:
Ummm…this is so hard because I love all the recipes SO much. But here are some of my ultimate faves, ones I make all the time, to name a few!
- Buttermilk pancakes (pg. 15) – make these on weekends all the time
- French toast casserole (pg. 17) – this recipe is very popular, perfect for brunch guests
- Crispy bacon and Brussels sprouts (pg. 46) – my husband requests these as a side dish all the time
- Cheesy leek dip (pg. 58) – this is kind of a signature party staple for me, it’s so good
- Mediterranean dip (pg. 63) – my fave last min dip, I just made this for Ben’s first birthday party!
- Beef dip sandwiches (pg. 92) – I’ve made these at least 3 times this year, perfect for parties, everyone loves them
- Sloppy Joe sandwiches (pg. 101) – right after I had Ben i made these all the time (see here for proof for favorites after first week at home with a newborn lol)
- Marinated yogurt lemon chicken (pg. 113) – make this all the time, such a versatile 5 ingredient recipe
- Brat and caramelized onion pizza (pg. 126) – my husband requests this for his birthday every year
- Italian sausage parmesan rigatoni (pg. 133) – weeknight staple and so quick
- Brownie bites (pg. 161) – these are addictive, so good
- Peanut butter sea salt cookies (pg. 169) – my in-laws make these into ice cream sandwiches, other in laws make them with almond butter, they’re SO good and easy!
- The Spice Mixes (pg. 216) – you’ll never have to buy taco seasoning again. My husband wanted taco dip once and I used the recipe to make late night dip, and then tacos the next day…basically the seasoning is so versatile and amazing!
- Restaurant style salsa (pg. 220) – this one is sooo good for parties, also I know a friend who makes this all the time and shares on Insta and it makes my day!
Where to buy:
- If you don’t already have the cookbook, or you’re wanting to buy another one for someone you love (thank you) they are available via: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Boswell Books, IndieBound, and Walmart.
Sharing is caring:
- I absolutely LOVE seeing everything you are making on Instagram from the #sweetphicookbook , please instagram your photos and use the hashtag and tag me! You can also share a picture to the SweetPhi Blog Facebook page!
- Lastly, if you’ve been enjoying the cookbook, would you mind leaving a review on Amazon? SO MANY THANKS!! This really helps keep the book seen, and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, and THANK YOU so much to those of you that have already left reviews!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
- I’m giving away two signed copies of the cookbook, and each winner also gets a $10 Starbucks gift card!! To enter, leave a comment letting me know if you have the cookbook what your favorite recipe is or if you don’t have a copy yet, let me know what you’re excited about trying! Each comment is an entry. Winner will be randomly chosen July 31st. Only open to US registrants.
I love leeks! The cheesy leek dip sounds amazing I hope I win!!!
Thank you so much for commenting, the leek dip is so one of my favorites!
Tina W says
I do not have the book, but the Brat and caramelized onion pizza is pushing it to the top of my “want” list!
Aw thanks, I think you’d LOVE the pizza, my husband requests it for birthdays and any time he’s having friends over!
As a former Wisconsinite, I don’t have brats in my life the way that I used to. Would love to try the brat and caramelized onion pizza! Honestly, any recipe that is quick and easy is a welcome addition to my kitchen – I always feel like I probably have what I need on hand, I just don’t know how to put staple ingredients together for an entire meal.
As a former Wisconsinite, you’d totally totally love the pizza!! It’s so delicious, and the other recipes are also super good and easy!
I recently discovered your website, trying your Roasted Potato and Kohlrabi Salad, after getting kohlrabi in my CSA box. I cooked on a charcoal grill instead of baking (because it’s summer ?). It was amazing! Hubby and I absolutely loved it!
I don’t have your cookbook, but I am excited to try more of your recipes. Your Marinated Yogurt Lemon Chicken sounds delicious. I can’t wait to explore more of your recipes (and your cookbook too).
Welcome to the SweetPhi community Marsha, so happy to have you. I’m so glad you discovered the roasted potato and kohlrabi salad recipe and that you have entered this giveaway. The yogurt lemon chicken is absolutely one of my favorites, I make it very frequently!
Marylene R. says
Hi again. I realized I didn’t mentioned that I don’t have the cookbook yet, but would love a copy of my own. Also, the cheesy leek dip sounds amazing. I would love to try that for myself and when I have guests over. Such a great idea!
Thank you so much, the cheesy leek dip is so perfect for having guests over 🙂
Marylene V. Ruiz says
A five ingredient cookbook sounds fabulous since I work full time. This one sounds fabulous! I do love to entertain and the french toast bake would be something I’d really like to try for my book-club group. We sometimes meet at someone’s house for brunch and we all bring something. This would be perfect.
Hi Marylene, I work full time (in addition to running this blog) so i know how hard it can be to have time to get a meal on the table. This 5 ingredient cookbook is truly a lifesaver. Even for me, and I wrote it lol. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to just open a book and get some simple inspiration!
The Marinated yogurt lemon chicken is the one I’m most anxious to make. I love the idea of 5 ingredients (or less), because I’m having to provide recipes for the aides who are caring for my dad after several strokes. I tend to cook with many more ingredients, but I know they want quick and easy. And honestly, right now I could use 5 ingredients or less, because I’m took tired to cook for myself (after helping him each night when they leave).
The yogurt lemon chicken is definitely one of my favorites in the book because it can be made so many different ways with so many different dishes (used as a salad topper, on a pita, with a side of rice, etc.). Sometimes simplicity is really nice in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing your story, I’m so sorry to hear what’s happening with your dad, wishing you all the best.
I love easy and fast meals! The peanut butter sea salt cookies sound amazing with almond butter (my fav).
You would absolutely love the peanut butter sea salt cookies with almond butter, they’re such a huge hit at parties whenever I bring them!
Jane Chahine says
Hello! I love following you on IG! I am obsessedwith your dad’s fanous scrambled eggs recipe. I make it every Saturday! The garlic salt was a game changer!! Thank you fir that recipe! I don’t have your cookbook yet but woukd love to have it because my husband and I are always on the go so itvwould be perfect for us. I am dying to try your french toast casserole recipe. It sounds delicious! Thank you for inspiring all of us to cook on busy nights!
Oh my goodness Jane, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I totally love those scrambled eggs too! I think you’d absolutely love this cookbook 🙂
I am interested in trying •Beef dip sandwiches (pg. 92). They sound delicious!
Glad you and the family enjoyed the vacation and arrived back home safely:)!!
Thank you so much for commenting, I think you’d love the beef dip sandwiches! I’ve been making them for family parties non stop this year lol.
That egg pizza looks amazing. I don’t have the cookbook, but I’d love one.
That egg pizza is so good – I make it all the time, I think you’d love it!!
I have not gotten the cookbook but would love to try it. I’ve recently had heart surgery so being able to make 5 ingredient meals would be perfect.
I love your blog and am glad you had a good vacation.
Thank you so much for your kind words Mary – hope you heal well and quickly 🙂
Cindy H says
I don’t have your cookbook yet but so many recipes I’d love to try!! I’m such a fan of 5 ingredient recipes!! Am seriously looking forward to trying the French toast casserole with the grandkids!!
Thank you so much for commenting Cindy – I love the french toast casserole, it’s one of my all time favorite recipes in the book!
Rachel Z says
Don’t have the book yet, but would love to make the Restaurant style salsa!
Oh my goodness, that salsa, it’s totally worth the price of the book alone – I could eat bowls of it myself 😉 Thanks for commenting!
Tracie B. says
HI!! I don’t have your book yet but I hope to get it soon!!! I’ve tried several of your newsletter recipes and they’re “AWESOME!!!” Some of the recipes you listed from your book look great as well! The Spice Mixes intrigues me as does the leek dip and the salsa!! My hubby & I entertain quite a bit so I love having different dips/salsas out for our guests. Happy Cooking!:D
Thank you so much for your kind words Tracie! I think you’d love the cookbook – those spice mixes are total life savers, I use the taco seasoning ALL the time, and the dips…yum! Anyway, thank you for commenting and entering.
Diane Greig says
I I need the cookbook. As retired seniors on a budgets, 5 item recipes seems manageable. We would like to try many recipes that i see offered, especially the french toast casserole for guests. Many thanks.
Thank you so much for commenting and entering. This would definitely be a fantastic book for seniors on a budget, and the french toast casserole is such a winner, we make it for brunch get togethers all the time!
Jeffrey Lammers says
As a pizza lover, I’d have to make the Brat and Caramelized Onion Pizza for sure! I’ve recently sold my wife on trying brussel sprouts and my first go at it had positive results, but I’d love to give yours a try because bacon makes everything better!
Haha, bacon does make everything better! And I think your family would love the brat and onion pizza, my husband requests it for all birthdays and whenever he has friends over!
Amanda Hill says
Good morning, I do not have your cookbook yet sadly. I am interested in the Cheesy Leek Dip because it seems like a great way to get my smaller children to try leeks. I bet it is amazing!
Hi Amanda, thank you so much for commenting. What a great idea for getting kids to try leeks. The cheesy leek dip is such a favorite in our house!
Mary W says
I have made the The Best 5 Ingredient Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe and the Taco seasoning mix recently. Both we big hits with the family. I like your Healthy Pudding recipe; I’m a big fan of pudding. Vanilla puddin gis the Queen of comfort food!
Oh my goodness Mary, what kind words! I’m so happy to hear how you’re liking the recipes I share, that makes my day! Thanks for commenting and entering!
Mary W says
I do not own your cookbook yet but I have made several recipes from it found on your site. I think the cookbook would make a fabulous gift for graduation, wedding, birthday or just because. You have made my gift giving so much easier !
I have made so many recipes from this book, I’m not sure I can pick just one! The pancake recipe is definitely a go-to because my kids are really into pancakes right now. I also love the dessert recipes!
Thank you so much Cassie, I truly appreciate that!! I make those pancakes on weekends all the time – my son loves them lol, so I keep making them and recently I’ve been making a double batch and freezing them for throughout the week! Thanks again for commenting and entering.
i borrowed the cook book from the library! I would love my own copy. The recipe I am looking to make again is the broccoli pecan apricot salad. So good! The dried apricots really add a nice texture and taste.
What a great comment Margaret. I love that you got the book from the library and made the broccoli pecan salad – it’s such a good one and so unique. Thanks for commenting and entering 🙂
I don’t have your cookbook yet, but would love to try lots of the recipes especially bacon and Brussels sprouts!
Thanks for commenting Linda, those bacon and brussels are so good!
Susan P. says
I don’t have the cookbook yet. I’m excited to try the Italian sausage parmesan rigatoni.
The Italian sausage parmesan rigatoni is so good – it’s such a great and quick weeknight staple in our house.
Jessica Fout says
I don’t have the book yet, but I’m looking forward to trying the buttermilk pancakes recipe as my husband & kids love pancakes, but refuse to eat box mix pancakes, so I have to use scratch recipes. My current recipe definitely has more than 5 ingredients!
Oh my goodness – your family would love those pancakes, I make them all the time. Recently I’ve started making double batches and freezing them throughout the week because my son loves them!
I’ve been following you on Instagram and I love your recipes!
Oh my goodness Marivon, thank you so much for commenting and entering 🙂
Helen Becerra says
Gimme dat french toast casserole! If I don’t win I’m going to buy it anyway, love your fast and easy and TASTY (most important!) recipes! And I really appreciate all the time you put into your blog, it’s one of the best!
Awww, thank you so much for your kind words Helen, you are so kind!! That french toast casserole is worth the price of the cookbook alone, I promise 😉 we make it all the time for guests and whenever we go to a family brunch!
Shoshana Rose says
I would love to try the french toast casserole!
I got your book out of the library and I love the chicken/broccoli bake that is topped with croutons. I would love to have my own copy!
Anna Lardinois says
I don’t cook much, but I’d like to do more and 5 ingredients seems like something I can tackle.