I received Best of Bridge Holiday Classics in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Sometimes, I still hear people talk about Bridge. I don’t know how to play the game myself. I have a few cookbooks from the Ladies of Bridge, though that makes me think I’m really missing out on this game. The food seems to be amazing!
In Best of Bridge Holiday Classics, 225 Recipes for Special Occasions are featured. It’s a compilation of the Bridge ladies’ favorite holiday recipes as well as some new ones. Either way, these recipes are sure to become instant holiday classics. We’re talking everything from holiday buffets and potlucks to festive treats.
It’s one of the few cookbooks I own that has a chapter dedicated to Leftovers. If there’s one thing we all have during the holidays, it’s leftovers. This book offers incredible recipes that transform the unused food into a second, stunning and delicious meal.
I’m also loving the chapter centered on Food Gifts. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” more than a gift made from scratch. This book features recipes for homemade toffee, seasoned nuts, preserves, and gift-giving ideas!
The recipes are easy to follow and simple, with gourmet results.
It all started back in 1975, a weekend getaway when eight women friends had an idea. The highlight of their decade-old bridge group was the food they prepared and shared together. They decided to write a cookbook. It was a spur-of-the-moment idea that created one of the most successful brands in Canadian Publishing.
There you have it, the success of creating best-selling cookbooks is a deck of cards, good food, and determined women.
The bridge group was eight young women with a variety of career paths: teaching, interior design, real estate, aviation. They all played bridge and, then, all had small children. These Calgary women: Halpen, Karen Brimacombe, Helen Miles, Val Robinson, Joan Wilson, Moira Mackie, Marilyn Lyle and Linda Jacobson, all met for bridge and took their love of eating seriously and created the Bridge Cookbooks.
More than thirty years later, the women have had deaths, cancer, divorces, remarriages, more babies, grandchildren and sold over three million copies of their 12 cookbooks.
This cookbook includes updated photos, recipes from the Best of Bridge cookbooks and continues to find new fans.
I love this series of cookbooks. There are so many practical, fun recipes that add variety to our weekly menu rotation.
Best of Bridge Holiday Classics features a great selection of recipes including:
- Christmas Morning Wife-Saver
- Midnight French Toast
- Cranberry Scones
- Nippy Cheddar Rabbit
- Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes
- Eggnog Supreme
- Senate Salad Bowl
- Classic French Onion Soup
- Roasted Winter Vegetable and Orange Soup
- Roast Turkey with Sage-Bread Stuffing
- Fruit and Nut shortbread
- Chocolate Raspberry Torte
- Pumpkin Cheesecake.
It’s a cookbook that should be used and reused.