Ready in 20 minutes or less, these quick and easy recipes will brighten your weekday meals without breaking a sweat.
These freestyle cheeseburgers come together in a snap! Rather than forming the beef into patties, we cook it in a pan with sweet and sticky sauces to make a thick filling for crisp kaiser buns, then top them off with creamy Cheddar. To make this meal even quicker, prepare your slaw the night before.
This colourful salad, topped with sweet, plump scallops, is perfect for a casual alfresco dinner. For a succulent, golden crust, pat the scallops dry before searing. Serve with flatbread, pita wedges or a crusty baguette.
When time is of the essence, a filling dinner salad can be a real life-saver. We've jazzed this one up by cooking the chicken in a tasty mix of sweet honey and tangy balsamic vinegar. Serve with crusty bread for a satisfying light meal.
Serve these hearty supper sandwiches with tangy coleslaw, a crisp green salad or grilled corn on the cob.
Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon are a real match made in heaven – and a lovely side dish to complement simple seared scallops.
A simple mix of olive oil, garlic, hot pepper flakes and oregano makes for a light, zesty - and speedy -springtime pasta sauce. Make sure to snap off and discard the woody ends of the asparagus stalks.
This indulgent pasta can be thrown together even on the busiest weeknight. Mushrooms cook faster when spread over a large surface, so choose your largest nonstick skillet. Top with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired.
Couscous is a great secret weapon for busy nights because it needs only a 5-minute soak to be ready for the table. If you don't like scallops, peeled deveined jumbo shrimp make a tasty substitute.
Bursting with fresh flavours and bright colours, this summery main is a shoo-in for weeknight entertaining. Toast the couscous before cooking for a nice nutty flavour.
Sweet hot mustard adds flavour that complements the creamy avocado and salty pancetta. These muffins are great for any morning meal and even for a breakfast for-dinner.
Herb-and-garlic cheese adds a touch of creaminess to this breakfast-for-dinner staple. Accompany the eggs with focaccia bread and serve with a simple baby spinach salad.
Freshly grated ginger gives a little punch to this five-ingredient stir-fry. Serve with steamed rice to soak up all the sauce.
Orecchiette, which means "little ears" in Italian, is the ideal vehicle to hold a chunky sauce. If you can't find orecchiette, try small shell pasta.
Seasonal sweet cherry tomatoes add the perfect dose of freshness to this simple lemony pasta.
A quick herby sauce transforms ordinary pan-fried fish into something summery. Serve with steamed asparagus and lightly buttered brown rice for a simple, fresh meal.
A handful of stellar ingredients pack a lot of flavour into this heart-healthy weeknight meal. Serve the dish alongside steamed mini potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh garden herbs.
These cold Japanese buckwheat noodles (soba noodles) are incredibly refreshing on a warm summer day. Once cooked, toss them with a little oil to prevent them from sticking. Add the dressing just before serving so that the noodles don't absorb it all.
The Perfect Dutch Baby Pancake Credits: James Tse
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The warm, heady spices of pumpkin pie shine through in this crisp, golden granola. If you close your eyes, it's kind of like eating pie for breakfast!
Individual frittatas make a great grab-and-go breakfast. Reheat them in the microwave or, wrapped in foil, in the oven. To change it up during the week, sandwich a warmed frittata in a toasted English muffin.
There's just enough cornmeal in these fluffy golden pancakes to give them a lovely, toothsome bite without being heavy and dense. Enjoy them with your favourite topping.
Here's a simple flavour twist on a Canadian muffin favourite – blueberry lemon. These muffins will have you jumping out of bed all week long. The glazed muffins are best enjoyed within 24 hours.
This quick bread, chock-full of carrots, raisins, coconut, walnuts and banana, is great to have on the counter for a quick breakfast fix.
Oat flour has a mild, slightly sweet and nutty flavour that makes these pancakes a satisfying breakfast. Find oat flour in health food stores or make your own.
Kids will love these breakfast pockets; they might even love helping to make them. Pizza dough is stretchy and tacky, so be sure that your work surface and hands are well floured to make the rolling process easy. Serve with salsa, ketchup or hot sauce. For best results, reheat frozen pockets wrapped in foil in the oven or toaster oven.
You probably have all of the ingredients for these puffy pancakes in your fridge and pantry right now! And since they're both delicious and quite quick to make, they're an ideal last-minute brunch dish for any season.
Mocha Chocolate Crackles Credits: Ryan Szulc
Looking for a delicious cookie to add to you holiday baking repertoire? We share 16 of our favourite drop cookie recipes for you to pick from.
Crispy sugar-dusted crusts surround perfectly soft, chewy centres in these chocolaty delights. The cookies are so addictive. With plenty of milk on standby, there's no telling how quickly they'll disappear.
Canadian Living has published many chocolate chip cookie recipes, but founding food editor Carol Ferguson's recipe, with a punchy hit of vanilla, is the standout. You can try making these cookies with all butter as well.
Ground chai tea and some additional ground chai spices give these buttery almond cookies a subtle, pleasing flavour. Find loose-leaf chai tea in bulk food stores or specialty tea shops. In a pinch, empty a tea bag or two to get the proper amount.
Tart sour cherries and dark chocolate are a delightful match - especially in this easy drop cookie. It's a guaranteed cookie exchange win.
Just a pinch of cinnamon takes white chocolate to even greater heights of flavour. It also acts as a delicious counterpoint to the gingery spice of these cookies, which are perfectly crispy on the outside and delectably chewy on the inside.
The coarse sugar on these licorice-flavoured drops glistens like snowballs. Split the remaining vanilla bean half and place in airtight container with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. The vanilla will permeate the sugar. Use it to sprinkle on scones or cookies, or in your morning coffee.
These rich morsels have a gorgeous crackle topping.
This twist on the traditional classic is sure to please everyone!
Recipes in early cookbooks, such as the 1915 edition of the Five Roses Cook Book, show that ginger cookies have been a favourite for generations.
These crispy ginger logs got their name because the thin chocolate coating on top makes them look like eclairs when they're lined up on a platter. Play around with other types of chocolate coating if you like – milk, dark and white chocolates are all delicious with the slightly spicy ginger.
Coarse sugar coats these delightful cookies, giving them an icy glow. Baking them just until the edges begin to firm up delivers chewy cookies; for crispier results, bake until the tops are firm too, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Keep in mind that these cookies harden while cooling, so it pays not to bake them until they're overly crisp.
Snowy white cookies, double-rolled in icing sugar, melt in your mouth and, if you don't watch out, will deliciously dust your holiday outfit.
Crystallized ginger adds an extra dose of zippy spice to these super-easy drop cookies. Walnut halves on top add a touch of elegance to your holiday cookie platters.
Made with only four ingredients, these chewy gluten-free drop cookies take just a few minutes to prepare. Walnuts don't keep well for extended periods at room temperature, so taste them before you begin to make sure they're fresh.
Honey-roasted peanuts add a sweet crunch to these favourite drop cookies.
Everyone loves a surprise, especially when it's a holiday favourite, such as the chocolate-covered almonds tucked inside these toasty macaroons. Be sure the coconut covers the almond completely or its chocolate will melt onto the pan and ruin the surprise.