FOR THE HEART AND SOUL
It’s no coincidence that our best-loved comfort foods tend to be the ones our parents made most often for us as kids. Dishes such as hearty shepherd’s pie, gooey mac and cheese and rich stews never go out of style. But comfort food does more than simply satisfy an empty belly. Think of it as the culinary glue that bonds friends and family; it offers an excuse for the gang to gather around the dinner table, if only for just a half-hour. At Canadian Living, we have several of our own go-to comfort foods. Our Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies (page 88) are a regular at staff get-togethers, and the aroma of our Ultimate Beef Stew (page 18) has been known to lure the entire team to the Test Kitchen for an impromptu lunch. In this collection of more than 100 Tested-till-perfect recipes, we’re sharing our all-time favourite comfort foods. From creamy cheese-filled pastas and casseroles to succulent roasts and easy home-style desserts, each of these recipes is sure to calm your soul and bring you closer to the ones you love.
THE CANADIAN LIVING TEST KITCHEN