A touch of sugar gives this pastry a hint of sweetness and a flaky texture. Try a variation for a subtle flavour addition.
Portion size23 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: January 2005
In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs with a few larger pieces. Drizzle in cream, tossing with fork until dough clumps together.
Press into disk. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chilled. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or overwrap in heavy-duty foil or resealable freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Let cold or thawed dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling.)
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.
Skip the takeout line and whip up this Asian-inspired stir-fry at home, instead. It's the perfect dish for using up odds and ends that are kicking around in the fridge, so feel free to switch up the veggies or substitute the shrimp for sliced chicken breast on days when you're too busy to grocery shop.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes
smooth peanut butter
sodium-reduced soy sauce
unseasoned rice vinegar
Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
sodium-reduced chicken broth
rice stick noodles
(1/4 inch wide)
(21 to 25 count), peeled and deveined
sugar snap peas
salted roasted peanuts
Per each of 3 servings: about
Total fat17 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate90 g
In bowl, whisk together peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, vinegar and chili sauce until smooth; gradually whisk in broth until combined. Set aside.
Place noodles in large heatproof bowl; pour in enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let stand until noodles are pliable, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook garlic and ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp; stir-fry until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in broth mixture and noodles until coated. Remove from heat. Add snap peas; toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.
These wings can get sticky as they bake, so line your baking sheet with greased nonstick foil or parchment paper for easy turning.
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016
salt and pepper
all-purpose flour or
per piece: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate1 g
In bowl, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat. Arrange on lightly greased nonstick foil– or parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven, turning once, until crisp and golden, 45 to 50 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Chicken wings that are sold separately and trimmed are a real time-saver. If you can't find them at your local grocery store, cut the tips off of whole chicken wings, then cut each wing in half at the remaining joint.
Change it up:
The Ultimate Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings In small saucepan, stir together 1/3 cup cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot Original), 2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 tsp onion powder; bring to boil. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature. Prepare wings as directed; toss with sauce just before serving.
The Ultimate Crispy Barbecue Chicken Wings In saucepan, stir together 1 cup ketchup, 1/3 cup fancy molasses, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Prepare wings as directed, brushing with sauce before last 5 minutes of baking.
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.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2016
per serving: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate24 g
In blender or large spouted bowl with whisk, mix together eggs, milk, flour, sugar and salt until smooth.
Heat 10-inch (25 cm) cast-iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add butter, swirling pan until melted. Pour in batter. Transfer to 475°F (240°C) oven; bake until puffed and browned, about 13 minutes. Using spatula, gently loosen pancake from pan.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: The Dutch baby pancake is traditionally served with fruit and other sweet toppings, but it also lends itself to savoury flavours.