The Tried and True Cookbook

Pre-order my new cookbook today!


What’s Inside

  1. 150+ Recipes: These recipes are a collection of new, reader favorites and ones that go back generations in my family. I took all of the photos in the book and kept you in mind, knowing that food pictures are everything! 
  2. Exclusive Content:  I wanted to create something special, recipes that are uniquely designed for my incredible audience. I created 25 new and exclusive recipes just for The Tried and True Cookbook. Each recipe has been tried, tested and developed with you in mind. I  poured over the reader favorites and created these ones just for you! These dishes are so delicious and I can’t wait for you to give them a try! 
  3. Helpful Tips, Tools and Substitutions:  I often get questions about my favorite cooking tools and ingredient substitutes. To make things easier for you, I’ve gathered all the answers in one place. This way, you have a permanent reference for my tips and tricks whenever you’re in the kitchen.
  4. Personal Story: For years, I’ve been urged to share more about my life, and I’ve finally decided to let you into the special place in my heart that cooking has brought me. Some of these pages share my personal story and also offer glimpses into special moments of my life—baking alongside cherished family and friends. 
  5. QR codes:To simplify your experience and provide quick access to my special tips, I’ve introduced QR codes for each page featuring my existing recipes. Scanning these codes will instantly take you to the corresponding recipe on the website. There, you’ll find helpful tips, substitution ideas, and various recipe variations.

And so much more!

A picture of Alyssa Rivers holding her new "Tried and True Cookbook".

About the Book

Meet Alyssa Rivers, also known as “The Recipe Critic.” She’s all about creating delicious meals for families, loved by both adults and kids. As a mom of four, Alyssa understands the struggle of juggling everything in life. But here’s the twist – she believes you shouldn’t have to choose between a tasty meal and one that’s quick and easy. According to Alyssa, you can have both!

And that’s where The Tried and True Cookbook comes in. It’s packed with family recipes, favorites from readers, and some brand-new exclusive content. The goal? To bring you recipes that are not just easy to make but also incredibly delicious.

Pre-order your copy today!

The Tried and True Cookbook on the table, open to a recipe.

Meet Alyssa

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.