The Good Neighbor Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Surprise and Satisfy...
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: January 2011
Featured Recipe: Arugula, Radish, Cucumber, and Olive Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Forget about the same old boring pasta salad or tuna casserole when you need to bring dinner to exhausted new parents, care for a friend recovering from surgery, or contribute to a business breakfast. Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg offer 125 great new recipes. Chapters include Get Well Soon, Bringing Home Baby, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Novel Ideas for Book Club, Block Parties, Barbeques and Family Get-Togethers, and Meet and Eat. In addition to flavorful and health-conscious recipes, The Good Neighbor Cookbook also includes tips for preparing food ahead of time or freezing dishes for later. With recipes such as Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie; Smoky Corn Chowder; Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Lasagna; Potato Salad with Fennel, Lemon, and Herbs; Earl Grey and Orange Tea Cookies; Banana and Hazelnut Muffins; and Soy and Ginger Grilled Chicken Drumsticks, your friends, neighbors, and book club members will realize they have never had it so good. Sara Quessenberry is the chief recipe developer and food stylist for Real Simple magazine. Suzanne Schlosberg, a former senior editor of Shape magazine, is the author or coauthor of ten books.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Editors’ Notes:
The subtitle, which we didn’t have room to include above, sums up the book: “125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Surprise and Satisfy the New Moms, New Neighbors, Recuperating Friends, Community-Meeting Members, Book Club Cohorts, and Block Party Pals in Your Life!” You may be one of those people who instinctively know what to cook to help out a new mom overwhelmed by changes or to welcome the new neighbor tired from unpacking. You may know exactly what to cook for a sick friend who has little appetite or for book club members who want to nibble while they talk. You may already know how to make these goodies ahead of time and how to package up your gifts. And if you do, I envy you. I don’t know any of this (though I certainly should). So when I saw this book, I was intrigued. And I was not disappointed. Because with the help of this book and yes, I will be keeping it close at hand, at all times I can be one of those people.
Our next-to-try recipes: Carmelized Onion, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Tart, from “Book Clubs” (except we already made that – huge success!); Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese, from “Get Well Soon”; Brown Sugar Swirl Coffee Cake, from “Condolences”; Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches for the Movers, from “Welcome to the Neighborhood”
If you’re ready to be a good neighbor and create some of these recipes, we recommend starting with this delicious arugula salad.