The Calgary based Best of Bridge cookbook series has been my go-to cookbooks over the years when I’m looking for tasty, easy and surefire winner recipes. I was thrilled to see a new title called Fan Fare, and even more excited to see that they revamped one of our family favorite recipes “The New Classy Chicken”. Much lower in fat, but still just as tasty. This is an easy winter casserole dish and delicious enough for company.
This easy dinner comes together in 30 minutes or less, making it faster and healthier than takeout! It has all the delicious elements of an eggroll, minus the deep-fried wrapper. It’s extremely versatile, as you can vary the amount of soya sauce and heat to your liking. If you want to add more vegetables, then adding a handful of chopped snow peas would also be delicious.
This Hard Cider Pot Roast with Mushrooms, Carrots, and Onions is so incredibly tender, that after braising away in the oven for a few hour all you need to do to serve it is simply break up the roast with the back of a wooden spoon. No cutting required. The silky textured meat just falls apart, all loose and juicy and tender.
This recipe from MEI’s Ladies Auxiliary 1983 Cookery Carousel is still my favorite meatloaf recipe, basic but so flavourful. The key to a great texture that’s not tough and dry is the added carrot and cheese, and taking care not to overmix it. Using your hands is the quickest and most efficient way but if you’re squeamish, a wooden spoon works well too!
Swapping the boxed stuff out and making everyone’s childhood dinner completely homemade, and healthier too. Plus so much tastier! Think of this hamburger helper as the tastier, creamier version of what you’d eat as a kid. It’s made with ground beef, seasonings, pasta, and a little shredded zucchini too (for added veggies). Comfort food at its best, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Takeout-style Weeknight Sticky Honey Garlic Meatballs – inspired by classic Mongolian beef. Easy homemade chicken and ginger meatballs, tossed in a sweet, spicy, and extra sticky honey garlic soy sauce. Then served over rice and topped with plenty of sesame seeds for a deliciously fun dinner. Make the meatballs even better with a creamy garlic dipping sauce. Quicker than any take-out meal…and made a little more wholesome too.