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20 cooking projects to try this weekend

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Perfect Pasta Dough Image by: Ryan Szulc/TC Media Author: Amanda Barnier and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Take a little extra time to cook this weekend by tackling one of these delicious cooking projects. 

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20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Perfect Pasta Dough

A snowy or rainy weekend afternoon is a golden opportunity to make pasta from scatch. The result is so silky and smooth that good quality extra-virgin olive oil and a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is all you need to flavour it.

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Image by: Ryan Szulc By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Maple Fudge

Make sure to have an accurate candy thermometer handy before you start making fudge. It can be a little tedious to make, but the end-result is beyond worth it!

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Image by: Ryan Szulc By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

The Ultimate Lasagna

Layer after scrumptious layer of rich meat sauce, tender pasta and creamy cheese make this lasagna delicously indulgent. You'll be thankful for leftovers come Monday!

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Mint and Pistachio Pesto

The combination of mint and pistachio is divine in this vibrant pesto sauce. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month to toss with cooked pasta on those nights when you have no time to cook.

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Image by: Edward Pond By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is dead easy to make, but you do need to carve out a couple hours in your schedule to cook the meat. Serve piled high on buns, with bowls of garnishes, such as pickled jalapeños, sour cream, shredded cheese and thinly shredded red cabbage.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

The Ultimate Layered Carrot Cake

Lazy weekends indoors are the perfect time to practice your layered cake-making skills.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Classic Peanut Brittle

Brittle hardens very quickly, so be ready to stir in the peanuts and baking soda immediately. Be sure to spread the candy out as evenly as possible on the baking sheet before the sugar is too hard to handle. Break into pieces and enjoy as a sweet snack.

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Image by: Ryan Szulc By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions do take a while to make so they're an ideal weekend cooking project. Keep leftovers in the fridge to add to sandwiches or to top seared meat or fish.

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Image by: Rheanna Kish By: Rheanna Kish

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

The Ultimate Pizza Dough

Our foolproof dough delivers the most amazing pizza crust you'll ever taste. The flavour of homemade dough is really worth the extra time and effort.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Olive Chicken Tagine With Dried Fruit Couscous

The fragrant spices of North African cuisine come to life in this Moroccan-style tagine. If you're entertaining over the weekend, this makes a great main.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

It's hard to beat homemade ice cream, especially with it's flavoured with chocolate and salted caramel. Keep in your freezer for ready-to-eat dessert all week long.

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Image by: Edward Pond By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Homemade Marshmallows

Making homemade marshmallow will never make you want to buy the store-bought kind again!

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Image by: Ryan Szulc By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Apple and Cranberry Lattice Pie

A fluted lattice top is all you need to transform a bubbly, fruit-filled pie into a bakery-worthy treat.

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By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Bacon and Gouda Quiche

Make this tasty quiche on Sunday afternoon so you can enjoy any leftovers with a salad for lunch.

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Image by: Joe Kim By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Homemade Merguez Sausages

If you've been meaning to put your meat grinder to good use, this is the recipe for you!

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Image by: Ryan Brook By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Easy No-Knead Sandwich Bread

This simple beginner recipe is a terrific introduction to bread baking. Conveniently, it makes two loaves, so you can serve one right away and freeze the other for later. If you freeze your bread, let it cool completely before slicing so that it stays nice and moist.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Roast Pork with Balsamic Roasted Grapes

The best part about this roast is that it's mostly hands-off once the initial prep is done. The balsamic vinegar loses its bite as it cooks and becomes a sweet coating on the grapes and shallots.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Homemade Ricotta

The exquisite taste of homemade ricotta belies how stunningly simple it is to make. Whether you eat it fresh and warm topped with berries and honey or simply tossed with pasta, you will be impressed with this silky, creamy fresh cheese you made yourself.

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Image by: Edward Pond By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Roasted Peanut Butter

Using roasted peanuts makes this peanut butter more flavourful than store-bought versions.

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Image by: Joe Kim By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20 cooking projects to try this weekend

Classic Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls are definitely a labour of love but they're so delicious that we never mind the time it takes to prepare them!

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 

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