Best Of Bridge: Home Cooking Cookbook – With Kale and Brussels Sprout Slaw #Recipe

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Best of Bridge Home Cooking: 250 Easy and Delicious Recipes

  • Series: Best of Bridge
  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose; Spi edition (September 24, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 077880514X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778805144
  • Cover price $29.95

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.

Everyone enjoys a good home cooked meal. If you’re like me, you probably even have a few meals that you remember all the way back to your childhood, as well as certain dishes frequently served at the home of a family member or friend. A home cooked family meal invokes images of good food and good conversation with good company. Best of Bridge: Home Cooking has collected 250 of those such meals and put them all together in one spiral-bound hard cover cookbook. The chapters in this cookbook include:

  • Breakfast, Breads& Muffins
  • Snacks, Spreads & Dips
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches, Lunches & Light Suppers
  • One-Pot Dinners
  • Pizza, Pasta & Noodles
  • Meatless Mains
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Pork, Lamb & Beef
  • Side Dishes
  • Desserts & Sweet Treats

The recipes are all very easy to follow. You will need to read through each one in order to find prep and cooking time, but most of the recipes are very simple and straightfoward and take up less than one page. Almost all of the ingredients I saw were all items you either have or can easily get from a grocery store. The book has very limited pictures, containing only 24 photos for 250 recipes. I would prefer the cookbook to have a photo for each recipe as I feel it makes for a complete cookbook, drawing the user’s eye in as well as letting them know if their dish looks the way it should. This cookbook would be an appropriate choice for anyone looking to expand their collection of home cooked comfort food meals.

Here’s a recipe from the cookbook.

Best Of Bridge: Home Cooking Cookbook - With Kale and Brussels Sprout Slaw Recipe

Courtesy of Best of Bridge Home Cooking by The Best of Bridge © 2015 Reprinted with permission. Available where books are sold.

Kale and Brussels Sprout Slaw

Serves 6.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil (60 ml)
  • 2 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 2 TBSP cider vinegar (30 ml)
  • 1 TBSP grainy or Dijon mustard (15 ml)
  • 1 TBSP liquid honey (15 ml)

Salad Ingredients

  • 5 cups loosely packed kale (1.25 L)
  • 8 large Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 1⁄3 cup crumbled feta cheese (75 ml)
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (75 ml) (see tip, below)


Dressing – In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake together oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard and honey.

Salad – Pull the kale leaves off the stalks and discard the stalks. Stack and thinly slice the leaves. Halve the Brussels sprouts lengthwise and thinly slice. In a large bowl, combine kale, Brussels sprouts, apple and feta. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with pecans.

Tip: Toast pecans in a small dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan often, until pale golden and fragrant. Let cool before adding to your salad.

You can learn more about this cookbook and many others on the Robert Rose, Inc. website. You can also keep up with Robert Rose Books on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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