The Secret Ingredient Cookbook Review

The Secret Ingredient Cookbook Review

Title: The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 Family-Friendly Recipes with Surprisingly Tasty Twists
Author: Kelly Senyei
Published: May 4, 2020, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $30.00 Hardcover, $16.99 Kindle

There’s something intriguing about knowing a recipe has a “secret ingredient.” That’s what makes The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 Family-Friendly Recipes with Surprisingly Tasty Twists by blogger, Kelly Senyei, so much fun. Every recipe in the book has a secret ingredient, making it unique. The secret ingredients vary – some are surprising, and some are just different – and it’s fun knowing there’s something secret in every recipe.

This fun cookbook has recipes from breakfast dishes, appetizers to soups, salads, main dishes, pasta dishes, breads, pastries, and desserts. Most are mouthwatering and will appeal to almost everyone. The recipes are well-written and easy to follow; they are suitable for beginning cooks as well as those with more experience. Most of the recipes are fairly easy, too, and have minimum ingredients making them quick to put together. While there are a few exceptions, the more involved recipes are definitely worth taking the extra time.

The cookbook also includes beautiful photographs – not of every recipe (which is unfortunate since there are dozens of delightful recipes that should be pictured ), but many of the recipes. The secret ingredients include things like orange soda, honey mustard, special spices, nut butters, bittersweet chocolate, yogurt, and tahini to name a few.

All told, this is a fun cookbook with excellent recipes, and secret ingredients that the lucky tasters won’t be able to guess. There is something for everyone here.

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

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