Express Lane Cooking Cookbook

UPDATE (7/8/2015):
Sold out tonight on QVC!! But DON’T WORRY! You can still order your own copy! Find the links to where to purchase at the bottom of this post!! Thank you guys!! 🙂


I’m super excited to share a sneak peek of my upcoming cookbook, Express Lane Cooking!

First I wanted to tell you a little bit more about the book, my inspiration behind it, what I hope it will do for you.

And of course…where you can buy it!!

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

I feel like Express Lane Cooking is a pretty revolutionary cookbook, and I am just so. dang. proud of it. I’m a mother to four beautiful children, I run this blog full time, and gosh darn it, I’m just an overall busy lady. If anyone knows the importance of having quick and easy meals to prepare, it’s me.

I’ve taken the concept of quick and easy and stepped it up a notch with this cookbook. I take 5 basic ingredients (yes, you’ll know each one, no surprise ingredients here) and give you 3 quick and easy meal choices. This means less time at the grocery store and more time spent with your family and loved ones!

Who doesn’t want that?!

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

I’m a very visual person and I know how important it is to you that a cookbook have an image that goes with each recipe. That’s why each and every recipe in my cookbook comes with a full page, high-quality photo, so you know exactly what it is you’re about to make.

Above is a set of 3 recipes made with the same 5 ingredients. You can see how visually different these recipes are, so your family will not get bored eating the same things over and over again!

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

The inspiration for this cookbook comes from my two youngest daughters. They’re just 18 months apart in age, and those first couple years were a true test of my motherly patience. I would always dread going grocery shopping with my two little blonde beauties. Our trip would never last more than a few minutes before one would cry, both would be fighting, or one had to use the restroom… you get the idea. I would quickly grab whatever ingredients I could get my hands on and get out of there as fast as I could.

I would pay first, of course!

Simple ingredients like potatoes, asparagus, carrots, parsnips and sirloin steak can be turned into three simple recipes like my Rustic Beef Stew, Grilled Sirloin and Asparagus with a Carrot and Parsnip Mash, and my mom’s favorite – Roasted Steaks and Root Vegetables!

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

The cookbook is full of dinner recipes and there is something for everyone: Poultry, Beef, Pork, Seafood, and even Meatless main dishes!

I worked really hard to include a variety of cuisine and flavor profiles too. You’ll enjoy recipes inspired by the flavors of Italian, Asian, Greek, Mexican and American cuisine, plus so much more! There are classic recipes with a twist like my Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (pictured above), and really creative recipes that are simple to recreate like my Baked Scallop and Tomato Gratin (pictured below).

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

My goal is that you will use this cookbook on a regular basis. That it can be an inspiration for you to create more recipes at home with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Look, I know there are LOADS of recipes on the internet. I have hundreds of recipes at your disposal right here on my website. But what this cookbook does for you that the internet can’t, is give you THREE recipes using the same 5 ingredients! It’s nearly impossible to find that anywhere else, and why would you even try when you can buy my book and find them all right there?

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

The variety, the convenience, the ease and the taste from these 80 recipes will keep you coming back time after time.

I’m sure you can tell that I’m excited about Express Lane Cooking. I put a lot of thought, time and energy into making this not just a “flip through it once and put it on the shelf” type of cookbook, but a “cookbook that has splatters of food on each page because it’s right there in your kitchen with you while you cook.” 

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry

Oh, did I mention there are also desserts? Yeah, how about that?! You get 75 insanely delicious dinner recipes as well as my 5 favorite go-to dessert recipes! ALL 5 INGREDIENTS!! 

Here is something else… if you’re an avid follower of I Wash You Dry, you may be wondering how many of the recipes in this cookbook are also here on my website… ZERO!     NONE!     NADA! 

Yup! These are 80 never before seen recipes, and I’m just so excited to share them with you!

Are you ready for the details about when/where/how you can buy it?

Express Lane Cooking Cookbook is now officially available for

You can purchase it online at:

Express Lane Cooking will be release on July 21, 2015!


Thanks to my awesome publishing team at Page Street Publishing Co. and Macmillan Distribution, my cookbook Express Lane Cooking is available WORLDWIDE and also includes metric conversions for each recipe!

As always… thank you, thank you, thank you(!!!) for being awesome followers of my humble blog. I truly appreciate your love and support! Mwah!!

xoxo – Shawn

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
33 Responses
  1. Patricia Lucas

    This looks really good!!

    I’m also looking at the crustless spinach quiche but there isn’t a reply space at the bottom.

    My question: The ingredients don’t call for cream or half/half, should I put it in anyway or wait and see if I need it?

  2. Sandy Mueller

    Your potato soup recipe is almost like mine except I leave out the garlic do you accept recipes from ur fans

  3. Stacy Shaw

    Ever since I came across your web page, facebook page and blog, I have shared and pinned SO MANY of your recipes!!!!! IDK when I’ll be able to try each and every one of them, but that is my goal 😀 Hats off to you, you are fantastic and I can’t wait until I have your Cookbook in my hands!

  4. Sharon

    Hi Shawn,
    I absolutely love your cookbook! I can not wait to make the brownies that were on QVC – the night you were on.
    I wrote you after I ordered your book. I am so excited for you! I was also happy that you visited Florida…where I live down the road from Destin. I grew up around there and the the owner of ABE restaurant you went to, ia a friend of mine. Thank you for such a wonderful cookbook and I appreciate all of your hard work! Wishing you continued success!

    Best wishes,

  5. Helen

    This is the worst most frustrating website ever! I used a dozen + pages and ink trying to print one or your recipes and never did print anything but pages of jibberish. Wont be back or recvommend!!!

    1. Shawn

      I’m sorry you are having difficulty in printing a recipe. If you want to print the recipe please click the “print” button in the recipe box. This will bring up another window with a printable text version of the recipe. That way you’re not printing the whole website. Hope this clears up any confusion you had. 🙂

  6. Eleanor

    Oh, Shawn . . . you are such a cutie !! And a darn smart one too !! Can’t wait to get your book and I’ll bet you are already working on #2. More great success to come – I can “taste ” it.

  7. Sharon

    I saw you on QVC this evening with David and I enjoyed it so much! I ordered your cookbook and can not wait to receive it! I look forward to making your recipes and also receiving your news letter. Congratulations for everything! Great job tonight and wishing you the best and all things wonderful!

  8. Lori

    Just saw you on QVC. So dang cute. Two HAPPY DANCES from David is amazing! You could barely get a word in and it sold out!
    I’m new to the blog but can’t wait to get the cookbook and follow you on FB.
    So proud of you making your dream come true! Good Job!

    1. Shawn

      Thank you so much Lori!! It was such a blast tonight! I can’t believe it’s over already. I hope they’ll have me back again! 🙂

  9. Bonnie

    I looked for something like this at the library because I was hoping it was already out 🙂 I found one from Rachel Ray but her ingredient list was long and the recipes had too many instructions and it wasn’t what I wanted to see at all! I have pre-ordered and I am so excited for it to come. This will certainly make suppers easier – plan on making the soup? Not in the mood come time to make and voila! I have all the ingredients already on hand to make tacos! Brilliant idea. I feel like I’m as excited as you! lol

  10. Amy @Very Culinary

    So excited for you, Shawn. I can honestly say I think this is one of the hardest concepts to pull off and I can only imagine how much time, energy, and love you put into it. It’s a complete home run!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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