#13 – The One Dish Collection – Canadian Living

Sometimes all you want after a long day is a little bit of comfort. And what better place is there to sit back and enjoy some than at the dinner table?

Nothing says comfort like a warm, homey, all-in-one-dish dinner. It’s a delicious way to welcome people to the table without the fuss of preparing multiple, complicated recipes. And when your one-dish wonder comes from Canadian Living, Canada’s most trusted cooking authority, you know it’s going to turn out perfectly.

The One-Dish Collection offers tasty options to satisfy your cravings. Inside, you’ll find hearty meat-and-veggie soups and stews, filling dinner salads, simple skillet suppers (complete with fresh biscuits on top!), rich casseroles, flavour-packed pastas, creamy risottos and more. Add a sprinkle of helpful tips and advice from Canadian Living‘s cooking experts, and you have a recipe for dinnertime success.

  • 6 recipe chapters, each focused on a single food category: soups, stews, hearty salads, casseroles, skillets and simmers, and pastas and risottos
  • 80+ colour photographs
  • Most recipes includes the major components of a balanced dinner (protein, starch and some vegetables)
  • Simpler dishes come with suggestions for super-easy sides to round out the meal
  • Helpful sidebars and tips sprinkled throughout

 – Publishers Website

When I received the offer for this book, I think I broke the record for replying to it ha ha ! I absolutely love Canadian Living – the magazine, their recipes, their articles, everything.  So when I had the chance to review the book, I thought I should do  one of the  recipes inside the pages.  I have to admit, when I choose to make the Creamy Meatballs and Noodles, I was a bit puzzled about why they added allspice to the meatball ingredients, and am told it is used quite often in this capacity.  So, with an open mind, I made the meatballs, the sauce, the noodles.

My son and I eagerly awaited for the results as it was our dinner one night.  My son loved it! me, well, I did like it, I wasn’t accustomed to allspice in my meat dish.  More so, in my baking than real cooking.  It wasn’t bad, but I am not a fan of it.  So my suggestion to you is if you aren’t a fan either, omit the allspice, and make it  as it tells you to in the recipe.  It will taste terrific either way. So, here is the picture of our dish below.  If you happen to come across the book, definitely go and get it.  I have Canadian  Living Cookbooks, as well as recipes ripped out of their monthly magazine in a binder in my kitchen that I have had for over 20 years.  Yes, that long! I haven’t swayed in my love for them forever it seems like ! Definitely a treat to see what they have in store for you !!

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