The Secret Ingredient Cookbook 125 Family-Friendly Recipes with Surprisingly Tasty Twists

By Kelly Senyei

125 family-friendly recipes based on the author’s popular Just a Taste food site, with each recipe featuring a totally unexpected ingredient.


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It began with chocolate chip cookies. When Kelly Senyei swapped out a portion of the butter for cream cheese in her basic recipe, she created cookie magic: rich, chocolate-packed cookies that were perfectly soft and chewy in the center and tapered to a satisfying, crispy edge. They were the best-ever chocolate chip cookies, and they’ve bene baked and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Kelly’s fans around the world.

As a chef and founder of the food site Just a Taste, Kelly has garnered millions of loyal readers with her delicious hook – every one of her recipes has a secret ingredient, something totally unexpected that elevates every dish from ordinary to extraordinary. In this debut recipe collection, she shares 125 innovative recipes that are sure to surprise and delight with their creativity and flavor. There are no gimmicks here: every secret ingredient serves a purpose. Some transform a dish’s color or improve consistency, others provide health benefits or time-saving shortcuts; they all result in stand-out recipes that are bound to become new favorites.

This family-friendly cookbook covers every meal and every occasion, from crowd-pleasing snacks to 30-minute entrees to make-ahead sides and holiday-worthy desserts. Some recipes are surprisingly simple, like Vanilla Bean Drop Doughnuts made with Greek yogurt, or Sweet and Tangy Baked Chicken Wings made with blackberry jam. Other recipes are nothing short of genius, such as Savory Caramel Corn made with bacon and thyme, Healthy White Chicken Chili made with hummus, and Salted Caramel Bread Pudding made with chocolate croissants.

Just because the secret ingredients are surprising doesn’t mean they’re expensive or hard to find. Kelly is a busy mother of three, and she’s made sure every ingredient can be found in any supermarket. With The Secret Ingredient Cookbook, you’ll impress everyone with these ingenious hacks that make for the most delicious dishes.

Category: Genre: Cookbooks, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction Best Sellers sku: 9780358353973

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Weight 35 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 1 × 9.5 in