This Trader Joe's Cookbook Uses the Store's Most Popular Items, and Yes, There's Cookie Butter
Any Trader Joe's fan knows that the love you have for the popular grocery store runs deep. TJ food runs are so fun because you usually find new gems that you weren't expecting, and you can always count on them to keep things fresh and interesting with their flavors. But did you know that there are entire cookbooks dedicated to using beloved TJ ingredients in recipes?! Kelsey Lynch's Cooking Through Trader Joe's Cookbook ($22) features tons of recipes using Trader Joe's most popular products, from their classic cookie butter to their infamous Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. These unique ingredients come together to create unexpected plates that are perfect for holiday potlucks, shareable appetizers, or quick snacks to get you through the work day.
Lynch began her cooking journey through her own adoration for the grocery chain, developing Trader Joe's Food Reviews on both Instagram and TikTok, where she reviews classic products like the Cacio e Pepe Ravioli and seasonal favorites like the Apple Cider Donuts. She quickly gained a cult following for her truthful, fun, no-holds-barred approach (the donuts "fall short" while the ravioli evokes dinners in Italy), and her cookbook is just as creative as her reviews. POPSUGAR recently spoke to Lynch about her favorite recipes from her book, including the "secret weapon" brioche bread she uses for her Vanilla Bourbon Brioche French Toast and her "appetizer heaven" Everything But the Bagel Soft Pretzels and Beer Cheese. Ahead, find some of the best recipes from the book plus Lynch's inspiration for creating them. Now you'll just have to scour Trader Joe's aisles to try some of these fun meals for yourself!