Monday 10 September 2012

Book ~ Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook (2012) Sally Vaughan-Johnston

From ~ An exciting new collection of recipes from the Best of Bridge kitchen that are not only delicious but incredibly convenient. 

Sally Vaughan-Johnston and Best of Bridge — the team that brought you Bravo! and Fan Fare! — are back with this collection of recipes created specifically for the slow cooker. This truly is a winning combination: the convenience of a slow cooker, combined with sure-to-please Bridge recipes. 

This fantastic collection features recipes for everything from elegant appetizer, breakfast and brunch ideas to delectable desserts. And many of your favorite classic Bridge recipes have been adapted to work in the slow cooker. 

The Best of Bridge motto remains the same: “Simple recipes with gourmet results.” The recipes work, and the one-liners will keep you smiling in the kitchen.

I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

When Gord moved in more than ten years ago, he brought along his crockpot.  He'd gotten it as a wedding present with his first wife back in 1976.  I'd never used a crockpot so stored it away.  Then I saw that my pal, Angie, was making crockpot meals.  It sounded easy so I got ours out ... and it was very easy yet yummy.

This book appealed to me because I thought it would be fun to expand past just chicken pieces and a bottle of BBQ sauce (though delicious) ... and it was.

It starts with "Slow Cooker 101", which was helpful and I learned a lot.

Then on to the 200 recipes, which are divided up into different sections and lots of colourful pictures:
  • All-day breakfast - yes, you can make French toast and banana bread!
  • Nibbles, dips and drinks
  • Soups
  • Beef, veal and lamb
  • Pork
  • Turkey and chicken
  • Meatless mains
  • Side dishes
  • Dessert - how about some pears poached in red wine or Christmas pudding?
So far, we've made three things from this book and they were yummy:

We'll be making a lot more!

If you have a slow cooker, this book should become your bible.


Angie in T.O. said...

Looking forward to getting this cookbook when it's out! :)

Feisty Crone said...

I've got this on my list; I like to use a slow cooker in the fall and winter. Coming home to a meal that's ready is great!

Anonymous said...

I miss my slow cooker. Sold it at my garage sale this year. Now that Fall has arrived, I realize what a big mistake it was. :(

John Mutford said...

The pasta on the front makes me skeptical. I hate slow cooker recipes that require browning food before hand or cooking things separately for the final meal (like pasta which can't be done in the slow cooker). The whole point of a slow cooker, or my whole point of owning one, is that it's easy and I can eat as soon as I get home!

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm the same, John! If there is a lot of prep work ahead of time, forget it.