Count on half a grapefruit per person and mix red, pink and white for drama.
Portion size1 serving
red, pink, white
scented geranium, lemon_verbena or rosemary
Slice off top and bottom of fruit; set on board. Cut off rind and outer membrane. Cut between membrane and pulp to release fruit into bowl. Squeeze juice from rind and membrane into bowl.
Drizzle with 2 tbsp (25 mL) honey or to desired sweetness; stir. If desired, add 1 or 2 navel or blood oranges per 4 grapefruit for a visual and taste delight. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)
Garnish with mint sprig, scented geranium, lemon verbena or even rosemary.
The holidays wouldn't be complete without sweet, buttery shortbread, so we've perfected a classic. This one has a crispy snap but still melts delicately in your mouth.
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014
per cookie: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In stand mixer with paddle attachment, or in bowl using wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy; stir in flour just until combined.
Press dough into parchment paper– lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Using palm of hand, flatten to make smooth, even surface. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using knife, score surface of dough into 24 rectangles; prick each cookie several times with fork. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Bake in 300 F (150 C) oven until firm and pale golden, about 55 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes; cut through score lines. Let cool completely in pan. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)
Change it Up - Shortbread Rounds: On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/3-inch (8 mm) thickness. Using 2-inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper– lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 300 F (150 C) oven until firm and pale golden, about 20 minutes.
Shortbread Wedges: Press dough into parchment paper– lined 8-inch (1.2 L) round cake pan; using palm of hand, flatten to make smooth, even surface. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using knife, score surface of dough into 16 wedges. Continue with original recipe.
It takes just five simple ingredients to create this crunchy confection from our Holiday Celebrations 2009 special issue. To ensure an airy toffee, do not overstir the caramel when adding the baking soda. Dip the pieces in white chocolate for a festive touch.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
2 1/2 cups
white corn syrup
per piece: about
Total fat0 g
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate14 g
In large saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water to boil over medium heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Boil, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until candy thermometer reads 300?F (149?C) or 1 tsp mixture dropped in cold water forms hard brittle threads, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Standing back and averting face, whisk in baking soda and vanilla. (Caramel will bubble and sputter and increase in volume.) Do not overmix.
Pour into greased parchment paper– lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Let cool in pan for 2 hours. Break into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) pieces. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 1 month.)
The rich flavours of this creamy dip are based on classic cheese fondue. Emmental becomes wonderfully stretchy when melted, while Parmesan adds sharpness, resulting in the best combination of flavour and texture. A touch of wine gives it an authentic fondue taste.
Portion size3 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014
(about 150 g)
grated parmesan cheese
(about 30 g)
dry white wine
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate5 g
In large bowl, combine Emmental cheese and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour. Cook, whisking constantly, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
Return saucepan to medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese until smooth. Whisk in 2-1/4 cups of the Emmental cheese mixture until melted. Whisk in wine, mustard, chives and pepper.
Scrape mixture into 2-cup (500 mL) ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with remaining Emmental cheese mixture. Broil on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet until bubbly and golden around edge, 5 to 7 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
These nut-free treats are chewy and packed with flavour, thanks to the tasty fruit and toasted quinoa, which also add fibre and protein to stave off hunger. Pack one in her knapsack for snack emergencies!
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: Moms Insert, Fall 2013
dark corn syrup
1 1/2 cup
large-flake rolled oats
(hulled pumpkin seeds)
Per bar: about
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate57 g
In skillet, toast quinoa over medium- high heat, shaking pan often, until brown and beginning to pop, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine corn syrup, tahini, honey and oil; heat over medium heat, shaking pan often, until melted and smooth, about 6 minutes.
In large bowl, combine cherries, oats, quinoa flakes, coconut flakes, pepitas and toasted quinoa; stir in syrup mixture to coat evenly. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, pressing firmly with bottom of greased measuring cup or greased spatula.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let cool completely on rack. Refrigerate until chocolate chips are set, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars. (Make ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)