The Tried & True Cookbook

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Pub Date Mar 26 2024 | Archive Date Apr 22 2024

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The quick-and-easy cookbook for busy families, featuring over 150 simple, everyday recipes

Life is busy, right? And the last thing you need when life gets in the way is complicated, time-consuming recipes that make it impossible to get dinner on the table. What you need is a cookbook that makes it easy to create simple, comforting meals, using everyday ingredients you already have in your kitchen. In The Tried & True Cookbook, Alyssa Rivers—also known as "The Recipe Critic" to her over 12 million loyal Facebook followers—gives you comforting recipes that are practical, family friendly, and easy to make, often using appliances like the air fryer, slow cooker, and Instant Pot to help busy people make delicious meals. From weekday dinners that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, to amazing appetizers, sides, salads, and desserts, there’s something for everyone. Many of the meals can be made in 30 minutes or less, and Alyssa adds her simple, practical touch to every recipe she makes. Most importantly, every recipe has been tested by the toughest critics she knows: her friends and family, so you know they must be delicious!

  • Over 150 amazing recipes for mains, soups, sides, salads, sweets, breakfasts, and much more.
  • Time-saving tips to help minimize the time it takes to put meals on the table.
  • Budget-friendly ideas that will help you maximize your grocery budget while still sourcing healthy ingredients. 
  • Alternative instructions for utilizing popular appliances like air fryers, pressure cookers, and slow cookers that so many families already rely upon.
The quick-and-easy cookbook for busy families, featuring over 150 simple, everyday recipes

Life is busy, right? And the last thing you need when life gets in the way is complicated, time-consuming...

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The Tried & True Cookbook is an absolutely delightful cookbook as the recipes and writing are approachable by almost any cook. The author, Alyssa Rivers, included 25 new recipes only found in her cookbook while the remaining recipes can be found on her Recipe Critic website.

Some of the recipes you'll find in her cookbook include:

45-Minute Cinnamon Rolls
Breakfast Enchiladas with Creamy Cheese Sauce
Taco-Stuffed Avocados
Air-Fryer Turkey Burgers
Hot Ham and Swiss Pinwheels
Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon
Air-Fryer French Fries
One-Pot Paprika Orzo Shrimp
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pot Roast
Caramel Apple Slab Pie
Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake
Spatchcock Turkey
Veggie Charcuterie Board
World's Best Steak Marinade

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Great book to have on hand.

We all live very busy lives and this cookbook really takes that into consideration.
Easy, do-able recipes, budget friendly, too.
A easy to read and use layout (important for cookbooks) with great color photos and QR codes.

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I have followed Alyssa's blog, The Recipe Critic for years and was super excited to hear that a cookbook was coming out and even more excited to read and review it. Well, the book is just as great as the blog! Granted a lot of the recipes can already be found there, but there's just something special about an actual cookbook, in my opinion. I especially love the Pasta Fagioli, Garlic and Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin and for some reason, the 8-Can Chicken Taco Soup is a favorite! I look forward to trying the Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseball and many others. The pictures are gorgeous, and I have already ordered and received my hard copy to keep! If you want fairly easy recipes that are also delicious and feature easy to find ingredients, look no further than this book! Oh, and follow the blog too! You're welcome!

Thank you to #NetGalley, Alyssa Rivers and DK for this much appreciated ARC! All opinions are my own.

I will post my review to Amazon, Instagram and other retail and social media sites upon publication.

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Anyone who likes recipes that are doable and reminiscent of a lifetime of food, will want to immediately pick up The Tried & True Cookbook , by popular blogger, Alyssa Rivers.

The recipes in the book are not particularly innovative or unusual, which can be intimidating to beginning cooks; rather they are down-to-earth good recipes that are very appealing and are fairly easy to prepare. The recipes included are presented in the traditional manner with a list of ingredients first, followed by step-by-step instructions. The author has also included notes at the beginning of the recipes that include tips and helps in creating mouthwatering dishes.

One of the best things about this excellent cookbook is that there are beautiful, professional photographs of every recipe, which will make readers “must make soon” queue longer every time the cookbook is perused. The recipes are suitable for families – kids and adults will like the dishes.

The recipes call for common ingredients – no need to go to specialty stores – and there are recipes for all seasons and celebrations. Rivers includes over 150 recipes for everything from appetizers to breads and soups and salads, as well as plenty of main dishes and desserts. These are recipes that appeal to regular people, and there is something for everyone, even picky eaters.

All told, this is an excellent cookbook to keep on the kitchen shelf. It is also nice enough to make a good gift for anyone who wants to prepare good, easy dishes.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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A great cookbook to help you plan easy to make dinners with easy-to-follow recipes and pictures that will entice you. Comfort food for busy homes!

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I received an ARC of this cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great cookbook. The recipes are all easy to make and use ingredients that can easily be found at most grocery stores. Every recipe looks delicious!

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