The Best of Bridge is back with this collection of recipes that evoke all the goodness of home cooking — that wonderful feeling of family and comfort. If you’re looking for easy weeknight meals or entertaining ideas, look no further.
This is food that makes you feel good and tastes great, too. These soul-satisfying recipes are easy, dependable, reassuringly familiar and, above all, delicious. They will inspire you to get back in the kitchen and create some special memories around your table.
There are loads of tips to help you deal with the midweek madness of meal preparation and, as always, the dishes are made with ingredients that are easily found at your local supermarket.
Within the 250 recipes, there are dishes for every occasion and meal, whether it’s a soothing soup for lunch, one-pot dinners for those harried weeknights or delicious meatless mains.
Banana Nut Bread is sure to get your day off to a great start and Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon make the perfect lunch or light supper. Spinach Tortellini Bake or Turkey Mushroom Meatloaf make weeknight meals easy and delicious. And if you’re looking for entertaining ideas, look no further than Steamed Mussels with Herb Cream Sauce or Cauliflower with Hazelnut Crumb Topping. And Chunky Chocolate Shortbread or Luscious Lemon Squares are just some of the desserts and sweet treats that are sure to please!
In 1975, at a weekend getaway, eight women friends had an idea: Since a consistent highlight of their decade-old bridge group was the food they prepared and enjoyed together, perhaps they should think about writing a cookbook. This spur-of-the-moment notion was the impetus for The Best of Bridge, which went on to become one of the most successful brands in Canadian publishing, with more than three million books sold.
Written in a welcoming style, the recipes are easy to execute, yet produce “gourmet” results. Their unique approach, which includes jokes to keep cooks smiling, has ensured a faithful following. The Best of Bridge recipes are staples at potlucks across the country, and the generation of children raised on them is now cooking for themselves. “We get lots of mail from people looking for specific books to give to their adult kids,” the Ladies report. “They want to make dishes that were always served at family celebrations. Our recipes have become part of their domestic traditions.”
As the Ladies would say, “You should have these books. We’ve tested, tasted and revised. We promise you’ll love every recipe.”