Recently I was provided a copy of the new Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook to review. Oh my goodness, how excited was I?! Seriously...we all know how much I love cookbooks and recipes (addicted!)...and well, Best of Bridge is a CLASSIC! To have the opportunity to review the latest book in the collection is just plain awesome! Thanks Robert Rose for the opportunity.
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I have been on a slow cooker kick lately, and I have already tested a few of the recipes from the cookbook. Check out my post on Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and my post on Beef Barley Soup.
My first impression of the book itself...I love the red binder, very eye-catching. I also love that it is coil bound - makes turning the pages so much easier, and the spine of the book won't get wrecked from being opened or having to put something heavy on it to keep it open.
There is a great variety of recipes inside the cookbook. While my cooking focus lately has been dinner related, I am intrigued and curious to try some of the desserts like the Blueberry Upside Down Ginger Cake and the Peach Cinnamon Brown Betty. The book arrived when my Mother-in-Law was visiting, and she too enjoyed reading through all the recipes. She recognized some of the recipes from previous Best of Bridge publications, and commented on the ones she remembered (all good!).
There are so many things to like about this book. One of my favourites...still in this book, but not as often as in previous cookbooks - are the little jokes and funny tidbits that are after the recipes. The practical side of me also likes the tips and tricks that are shared with us home cooks. There are many recipes that can be prepped the night before (hello...easier morning, especially when trying to get the kids and yourself out the door for school, daycare and work!). Even on the mornings that I do need to do a little prep for the meal before heading out the door, it's always really easy, which is so nice. Makes our dinner "rush" not so "rushy" and way more relaxed. Helps to set the tone for the evening!
Overall, I am REALLY happy with the book - the layout, the scope of recipes, and the ease that goes into preparing most of them. A keeper for my collection!
You can find this cookbook and many other great books (under the topics of cooking, baking, health & wellness and parenting) over at Robert Rose. Go check them out!
Disclosure: I received compensation as a thank you for participating and sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.