The Simple Kitchen Cookbook

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We are so excited to tell you about our first cookbook!!! WOO HOO!!!  The Simple Kitchen Cookbook is loaded with more than 80 quick and easy recipes, bursting with flavor! With a full sized photo for every recipe, this cook book looks as delicious as the food you can make with it.   

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We have created over 1,000 recipes for you on our website over the last 6 years and you have been begging for us to do a cookbook. We are so thrilled to finally share our creation with you.

We hear over and over that we are your go-to for everyday comfort food and The Simple Kitchen is loaded with it, and so much more!!!

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The Simple Kitchen is being released on October 17, 2017. Order now to have your copy in your mailbox on or before that date!

Be sure to use #TheSimpleKitchen on Instagram when sharing your photos of our recipes from The Simple Kitchen!

Where to Order The Simple Kitchen Cookbook


Barnes & Noble





Inside The Simple Kitchen cookbook, you will find 82 mouthwatering recipes that are quick and easy bursting with flavor. Each recipe was created and tested to perfection. Every single recipe has a coordinated full size drool worthy photo.

There are countless easy kitchen tips, created with time-saving techniques and tricks to help you get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible.

There are 8 chapters, each loaded with 10 or more tried and true recipes.

triple cheesy mac and cheese recipe in a cookbook

“Perfectly Slow Cooked” is loaded with amazing slow cooker recipes that the whole family will love. You will find “Prep Time” listed on each recipe to give you an idea of how long it will take you to assemble each recipe. Munchkin’s favorite dinner recipe is in this chapter. Can you guess which one?

“One-Pot Wonders” is a rock star with very little clean up and an ease of preparation. All 10 recipes are tagged with their total cook time and they are all ready in 30 minutes or less. At least half of these recipes simply require you to add the ingredients to the pot and turn on the stove. I can’t wait for you to dive into this chapter.

The Simple Kitchen Cookbook photo of mac and cheese

“Dinner in a Snap!” is filled with dinner recipes that come together in less than 30 minutes. All 10 recipe are tagged with their total cook time. With most of the recipes ready in 20 minutes or less, this is the perfect weeknight chapter.

“Simple Appetizers” chapter is loaded with my favorite tips for making ahead party perfect recipes and 10 delicious recipes. Whether you are preparing for game day, family gatherings, big parties or just a Tuesday Bunco game these recipes are going to rock your party!

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“Sensational Soups” is just in time for the upcoming soup season. With 10 amazing soup recipes it was really hard to choose a favorite. We included hearty soups and light soups. 8 recipes are done in 30 minutes or less, 1 slow cooker recipe and one family favorite!

“Simple Sides & Veggies” came together because we get so many emails about what to serve with your favorite. We included 10 recipes utilizing different starches and veggies. These veggies and side are  the perfect compliment to so many traditional recipes as well as many of our favorites.

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“Everyday Kitchen Essentials” was the most fun to put together. We incorporated 11 go-to recipes that we absolutely love and use over and over again in our kitchen. You will see these recipes woven into the recipes throughout the book and you will love using these in your own kitchen!

“Deliciously Simple Desserts” is packed full of glorious treats. Everything from No-Bake desserts, fruit desserts, recipes to satisfy that chocolate craving and everything in between. This chapter does not disappoint! This chapter truly rounds out the book with a new spin on the recipe that started it all.

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The Simple Kitchen Cookbook Reviews


“From quick and easy dinners to delectable desserts, The Simple Kitchen has something for everyone. This is a cookbook where you’ll find your new go-to recipes for any occasion.” – Jamie Lothridge, founder of My Baking Addiction

“I have always found Donna and Chad’s recipes easy to follow and family-friendly. I’m so excited for their first book–it’ll be one that I’ll be reaching for over and over again.” – Lori Lange, author of The Recipe Girl Cookbook and founder of

“Donna and Chad have written an absolutely delicious book! If you are just starting to cook or have been cooking for 70 years, this cookbook is for you!” – Kristen Hills, co-founder of Six Sister’s Stuff

“Not only is it easy to feed your family with these recipes, but you’ll never find friendlier company while you’re cooking. This book is a perfect fit for your kitchen.” – The editors of Parade

“Donna and Chad make gathering around the family dinner table exciting again by providing delicious and easy recipes. This cookbook will definitely be my weeknight go-to!” – Holly Nilsson, founder of Spend with Pennies

“If you are looking for meals that your whole family will love, The Simple Kitchen is absolutely the book for you. Weeknight dinners can sometimes be a challenge for busy families, but Donna and Chad have cracked the code on meals that are not only quick and easy, but are also creative crowd pleasers.” – Shelly Jaronksy, founder of Cookies and Cups

“Donna and Chad Elick are the real deal. In The Simple Kitchen they stay true to their promise of delivering homemade classics in record time. With each turn of the page you’ll be planning your next meal, making this a must-have addition to your cookbook collection!” – Melissa Sperka, author of Melissa’s Southern Cookbook

“Donna and Chad always deliver amazing recipes my family loves. I love that they’re easy to make and I can spend more time with my family!” – Aubrey Cota, founder of Real Housemoms


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    1. Hi Dee! There are a handful of blog favorites (about 5 or so). The rest are brand new. Chad and I have been talking about making ebooks of some of the best TSRI posts. Is that what you are thinking?

  1. I just made your Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup tonight. The soup was delicious. I did cut back on the peppers (red flakes and black) still a little hot for us old people. Next time I will cut back a little more. I haven't made a recipe from your book my family and I didn't like yet. So glad I purchased your cookbook the recipes are fun and easy to make.

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