5 in 5



The follow-up to the bestselling Michael Symon’s 5 in 5, this new book delivers 165 quick, easy, fresh recipes organized by season with an entire section devoted to making the holidays simpler than ever. Each chapter features inspired main courses as well as recipes for sides and 5 fun ways to celebrate the season, including no-bake summer fruit desserts and spiked drinks to warm up with in winter.

Ok I think I am becoming addicted to reviewing cookbooks. I love trying new recipes and finding new ways to mix ingredients. Because honestly, I couldn’t do it on my own. I am without any doubt a recipe follower. I’ll tweak it once I’ve made it, but I can’t create.

So when I saw Michael Symon’s newest cookbook 5 in 5 For Every Season I had to grab it. When I opened it all the kids got excited saying “An Iron Chef cookbook!!” (kids love watching cooking shows)

Right off I loved the fact that this book was seasonal. Lets be honest eating fresh stuff when its in season just tastes better. Symon has a list right in the beginning of the book of staples one should have in their pantry to help this cookbook run smoothly. Honestly I had about 70% of it.

There are so many recipes I can’t wait to try. Simple yet flavorful. I just know they will taste good. And as a busy homeschooling mom, simple and healthy are a good thing, cause there are those days…

One of my favorite things had to be the page of warm wintry drinks. Yes its over 21 types of drink, but who doesn’t love a warm drink on a cold winter night? Also there were enough pictures to keep me happy. The whole book looked organized and the instructions were simple. So even on those days when I am pulling my hair out, I will still be able to handle these recipes.

I have no doubt this cookbook will become a staple in my cooking rotation. Its definitely  worth trying.


  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (September 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804186561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804186568


I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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