Thursday, January 20, 2022

Today I want to share with you my very first 
What's Cooking?
Cookbook Reviews
I've altered the following slightly because there was a giveaway with that post and I don't want anyone to confuse it for a new giveaway.

Friday July 27, 2017

I've been doing cozy mystery reviews, and running 
Lisa Ks Book Reviews for just over four years now. My first blog post was June 19, 2013! Wow.
I have all you to thank for that.
Lately, I've been wanting to add a new genre to the blog (No worries! Cozy mysteries will ALWAYS be my main priority). Because there are so many wonderful cozies, I don't read anything else. So, I was stumped as to the genre I would add. Light bulb! I do read something else. I read cookbooks! I love cookbooks! Most cozies and recipes go hand in hand after all. Perfect!
Today and every Thursday, here at Lisa Ks Book Reviews will now be known as . . .
What's Cooking?
Each Thursday I will post a review for a cookbook.
I've posted cookbook reviews before, but they were by cozy authors (What's not to love about that?) The cookbooks I'm reviewing for this new Thursday feature will be on a wide variety of topics. Hopefully there will be a little something for everyone.
Okay . . . Here we go!!!

Book 1
by Hannah Abedi 

Are you tired of complicated recipes with too many ingredients that you don't have?

Your problem has been solved! This simple and easy cookbook has step-by-step recipes that will wow even the pickiest of eaters, and best of all – each recipe only contains 5 ingredients or LESS! You will impress your friends and family with these delicious meals.

Before long you'll have everyone asking for more. With a nice variety of delicious 5-ingredient recipes, you can please everyone!


Delicious recipes for any occasion:


Side Dishes




Every single one of these recipes has only five ingredients or less! You don't have to worry about complicated recipes with hard-to-follow instructions. All of these recipes are simple and easy to follow. The directions have been simplified so anyone can create delicious meals.

You'll find just about every kind of recipe in this book: slow cooker and Crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, beef recipes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entrees, side dishes, desserts, and so much more.



5 INREDIENT RECIPES isn’t the first cookbook I’ve ever reviewed, but it is the first that has nothing to do with cozy mysteries.

I was thrilled when I first saw 5 INGREDIENT RECIPES. With time and money being scarce these days, the thought of needing only five ingredients for a meal sounds like a great way to go! A win, win if you will.

I was very pleased with the recipes in this book. Not only can you create meals with very few ingredients (sometimes less than 5), in most of the recipes even the prep and cooking are quick and easy.

With recipes like Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Mini Cheese Balls, Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu, Pork Chops, Potatoes, and Green Beans, Spinach Parmesan Pasta, Peanut Butter Mug Cake, and Apple Pie Smoothie, there is something for everyone no matter your taste or what meal you’re cooking for. I’ll be trying many of these dishes myself.

There are a few things I wish this book had that it didn’t. There are no photos, and no dialog from the author. Also, with only five ingredients per recipe, I expected to have all the ingredients on hand for many of the recipes included, but I always seemed to be short by one or two. That being said, my household has very plain tastes, so I’m sure a lot readers will find what they need in their fridges and/or pantries.

If you’re a fan of easy to fix meals, snacks, and drinks, give 5 INGREDIENT RECIPES a try!

I hope you enjoyed my first
What's Cooking?
Cookbook Review!


I hope you enjoy revisiting my first
What's Cooking?
Cookbook Reviews

Happy Thursday!

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  1. That was a great post, Lisa! I love how, from the first review, you wanted photos. I agree. I’m sure it adds to the cost of the cookbook, but so necessary.
    Happy Thursday!
    Pat T

  2. Thank you for bringing this cookbook to our attention. Sounds like a great one!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Thank you Lisa, these are all great