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About Phyllis

Phyllis Good’s commitment is to make it possible for everyone to cook who would like to, even if they have too little time or too little confidence.

She is a New York Times bestselling author whose cookbooks have sold more than 14,000,000 copies.

Her cookbooks are beloved for their outstandingly flavorful recipes which are easy to follow and quick to prepare.

Phyllis is the originator of the phenomenal Fix-It and Forget-It series. She is also author of the Stock the Crock cookbook and, most recently, of the beautiful, versatile 5-Ingredient Natural Recipes.

She has authored dozens of cookbooks, among them Fix-It and Enjoy-It Healthy Cookbook (with nutritional expertise from Mayo Clinic), The Best of Amish Cooking, and “Fresh from Central Market” Cookbook.

I love empowering people to prepare food for those they love.

Doing my thing on a national TV cooking show/demo, taped in Hollywood.

Phyllis has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. She has been a guest on QVC dozens of times, often appearing on “In the Kitchen with David.” The New York Times published a front-page feature on Phyllis, and USA Today ran a big story on Phyllis and her cookbook success.

She loves to empower those who are short on time and short on confidence in the kitchen, so they can “prepare delicious food for those who gather around their tables.”

Phyllis has resisted becoming a celebrity. She prefers being a teacher and an encourager. “I’m not a celebrity,” she says. “The cookbooks are the celebrities.”

She earned an M.A. in English from New York University and has worked for years as a book editor. “I love connecting writers and readers,” she says. She enjoys writing, editing, and cooking new recipes. She and her husband, Merle, are the parents of two adult daughters and delight in their two grandsons.

Signing (with a long line of patient fans) at the big booksellers convention in New York.

Arriving in California for a number of appearances.

New Book — No Recipe? No Problem!

“Phyllis Good, creator of the best-selling Fix-It and Forget-It series, returns with the revolutionary No Recipe? No Problem! (Storey Publishing), a new book empowering home cooks to wing it in the kitchen, providing everything you need to make no-fuss meals while skipping the hassle of reading a bunch of detailed instructions. Gain confidence to dream up something delicious!”
— BookTrib


Kindling Podcast Episode 12: Phyllis Good

Thanks, Kindling, for inviting me to join you on a recent podcast to talk all about my new book, No Recipe? No Problem! To listen, click on the link below.

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No Recipe? No Problem!
More than 140 recipes
352 pages
Trade paperback
8″ × 9″
ISBN: 9781635862584
May 2021 publication

Learn how to create delicious meals of all kinds—without a recipe—using the ingredients that are in your kitchen right now!

Renowned cookbook author Phyllis Good, along with her group of experienced improvisational cooks, provides easy-to-use cheat sheets, mix-and-match charts, and essential know-how so that you can confidently combine what you have on hand.

You’ll find expert-but-easy techniques that can be applied to everything from soups and sauces to pizza, pasta, and more, plus more than 250 tried-and-true tips and tricks to provide inspiration and reassurance.

By New York Times Bestselling Author Phyllis Good

Originator of the Fix-It and Forget-It bestselling series. Author of Stock the Crock cookbook. Her cookbooks have sold more than 14,000,000 copies!

New Book — 5-Ingredient Natural Recipes

The much-anticipated New Cookbook from Phyllis

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5-Ingredient Natural Recipes
More than 140 recipes
Full color throughout
224 pages
Trade paperback
7.25″ × 9″
ISBN: 9781947597389
September 2020 publication

What people like about this cookbook—

  • Using only 5 ingredients keeps food prep simple and quick. It is super-convenient. It works, even if you’re short on time or confidence!
  • These 5-ingredient recipes use only natural, honest, wholesome
    ingredients. No canned soups, no cake mixes, no processed meats, no stabilizers, etc.
  • Nearly all of these 140+ convenient recipes are presented with your choice of two cooking methods.  You pick which works best for your schedule:
    • electric pressure cooker
    • slow cooker
    • stove top
    • oven

Phyllis Good’s Sales Records—

• One of her cookbooks has sold more than 5 million copies…
• Two (2) additional ones have sold more than one million copies each…
• Four (4) additional ones have sold more than 400,000 copies each…
• And seven (7) additional ones have sold more than 100,000 copies each…

More than 14 million total copies sold!
(making Phyllis one of the bestselling cookbook authors in North America)

Other Books

Stock the Crock

100 Must-Have Slow-Cooker Recipes, 200 Variations for Every Appetite

Stock the Crock is a fresh collection of the 100 essential slow-cooker recipes, updated for today’s cook, with better-for-you ingredients and bold flavors that are much preferred now.

This easy-to-use, but authoritative reference will help readers get the most out of their slow cookers. And the gorgeous photographs and foolproof recipes will inspire them to create deeply satisfying meals every day of the week.

Stock the Crock
100 recipes, $21.99
Full color throughout, 272 pages
Trade paperback, 8″ × 10″
ISBN: 9780848753146

Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook

1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!

Finally, the best of the New York Times bestselling series all in one handsome volume. This title has over 1,000 five star Amazon customer reviews!

The recipes in this amazing treasure are all collected from some of America’s best home cooks, tested in real-life settings, and carefully selected from thousands of recipes.

Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook
1400 recipes, $29.95
704 pages
Hardcover, 8″ × 9″
ISBN: 9781561486403


April 18, 2021
12:00 noon (Eastern)

Phyllis will appear on QVC to present her new cookbook, No Recipe? No Problem! Tune in!

She will be David Venable’s guest on “In the Kitchen with David,” as she has been many times before.

The show runs for five hours, and she won’t find out when her slot will be until the morning of the show.

If you miss the show, go to and search for No Recipe? No Problem! to see a clip of Phyllis’ appearance and to order the book.

Spread the word!

May 15, 2021
11:00 am — 12:00 noon (Eastern)

Avon (Connecticut) Free Public Library

Phyllis will teach a virtual class, introducing cooking ideas, hints, and techniques, plus telling stories from her new book, No Recipe? No Problem!

To register for the free virtual class, go to

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