Easy meals with Six Ingredients with Six Sisters' Stuff (Review)

Six Ingredients with Six Sisters' Stuff
By Six Sisters
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
September 3rd 2019 by Shadow Mountain


With only six ingredients or less per recipe, making dinner has never been easier.

Six Sisters’ Stuff is one of the most popular blogs for quick and easy cooking and entertaining at home for families. In their eighth cookbook, they tackle how to master meals for any cook with any skill level with more than 100 easy recipes made with incredible flavor combinations from just six ingredients or less.

From beginning cooks learning the basics to busy parents looking to save time in the kitchen, this cookbook is loaded with entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Whether it’s a one-pot wings dish or a no-bake peanut butter bar this cookbook is a fool-proof solution to meal planning and features “Kid Favorites” recipes.

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My Review

SIX INGREDIENTS WITH SIX SISTERS' STUFF falls into the current trend of recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients, which usually means that they're recipes that won't strain your grocery budget, and are simple and easy to make. This is definitely the case here. With full-color photos of each dish, clear instructions, and a kid-stamp of approval on some of the recipes this cookbook has a lot to offer busy parents who want to provide home-cooked meals for their family. There are cheats where there need to be to keep the number of ingredients small (like store-bought crescent roll dough or a premade sauce), but generally the recipes are simple yet delicious and all from scratch. If you're wanting less ingredients as you cook easy, yet delicious meals, definitely check this cookbook out!

Six Sisters' Stuff has been a little hit and miss with me with some of their recipes in the past, but I always find some winners from their recipes as well, without fail. That is the same case here. Here are the recipes we tested: Crispy Steak Burritos, Slow Cooker Thai Chili Chicken Wings, Avocado Chicken Bites, Roasted Balsamic Carrots, Chocolate-Caramel Brownie Trifle,  and One-Pan Triple Berry Cobbler. I have several more that I'd like to try as well. All of the recipes turned out fairly well. We didn't love the carrots, but I think that's a preference in taste. The Triple Berry Cobbler was a little dry so it maybe needed just a bit of liquid with the berries or less cooking time. Otherwise, we enjoyed all the recipes and didn't have any complaints from the kids either. 

The book also provided some other nice details. I loved the full-color photographs. Having a picture for each dish is a bit of a pet peeve of mine, in other words I think all cookbooks should include them, so I appreciated that aspect of this cookbook. Serving sizes seemed accurate (a lot of the time I've noticed that these can be quite a bit off and my family with four growing children can be left hungry at the end of a meal). When a recipe had four servings, it was easy to double to provide enough for my family. The book essentially does what it says it will do. The recipes stuck to the six ingredients and the recipes were easy and delicious. You won't find anything extravagant or really health-conscious here, but that's also not something I was expecting.

My only complaint would be that some of the suggested sides to the main dishes and vice versa don't necessarily work together depending on if you have to use the oven for them all (it's kind of hard to cook two recipes at the same time in the oven unless you have a double oven).

In the end, was it what I wished for? This provided some great recipes that were easy to follow and delicious with only including six ingredients or less. It's what I expected and I was pleased that it didn't have any issues meeting those expectations. Recommended to those looking for something easy to give that will provide some ideas of what to make with few ingredients.

Source: I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

The Six Sisters—Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra—grew up in Utah, but a few of them have lived in other parts of the country since moving out of the house. Between them there are five nieces and three nephews, and all of the sisters love playing "aunt." The sisters started the blog in February 2011 to keep in touch while they were apart, but it has since gained popularity, garnering more than 9 million viewers per month and more than 307,000 followers on Pinterest.

Have you tried any of Six Sisters' cookbooks? Do you like simple and easy recipes? Do you have a favorite recipe you use when you're short on time or ingredients?

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