This recipe was given to me by my aunt and is best served with a large hunk of crunchy, warm garlic bread. Great way to use up leftover pasta noodles!
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Maxine MacGuire
condensed chedder cheese soup
condensed cream of mushroom soup
extra-lean ground beef
extra lean ground turkey breast
cooked, drained and cooled
The above portions fit into a 9 inch square casserole dish. Spray the dish with cooking spray for ease of serving and clean-up. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, celery and carrots and saute gently for about 5 minutes. Then add your ground turkey or beef and cook for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Add the frozen corn about halfway through the browning process. Remove from heat and add can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. Mix well and pour mixture into casserole dish. Set aside. Combine the cheddar cheese condensed soup with the pasta noodles and stir until noodles are well coated. Stir in the extra half cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Layer this on top of the meat mixture. Top the casserole with the 1-1/2 cups of shredded cheddar, cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes if desired, to allow the top to brown slightly. Remove from the oven and let stand, covered for about 10 minutes before serving. You can substitute the spaghetti noodles for noodles of your choice, such as baby shells, or rotini. You can also change up the flavour of the meat. I have used taco seasoning and added a layer of salsa on top of the meat layer and topped the whole thing with Cheddar/Mozzarella mix of shredded cheese. It all works!
These fragrantly spiced cookies originatefrom Holland, where they are enjoyed at the feast of Sinterklaas (S. Nicholas, a Dutch holiday character).
Portion size15 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
each cinnamon and ground
ground cloves and ground nutmeg
salt and pepper
per cookie: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate25 g
In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir into butter mixture just until combined.
Turn out dough onto lightly floured work surface; knead a few times until smooth. Divide dough in half; shape into 2 discs. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Dust 3- x 4 1/2-inch (8 x 11 cm) wooden cookie (speculaas) moulds lightly with flour. Add 2 tbsp of the dough to each mould, pressing firmly and tapping on work surface to imprint image. Flip over; tap corner of moulds or use blunt end of knife to release dough. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Trim excess dough from around edges. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350?F (180?C) oven until edges are darkened and tops
are firm, about 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Look for speculaas moulds in Dutch stores. They vary in size, so adjust the amount of dough per cookie and the baking time accordingly.
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.
Pressing super-fluffy russet potatoes through a ricer is the key to creating the smoothest mash you've ever tasted. Doing it a day ahead is a serious time-saver: Simply stir together your ingredients and reheat 12 minutes before dinner!
Portion size10 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: October 2015
peeled and cut in chunks
1 1/4 cup
per each of 10 servings: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate36 g
In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until fork-tender, about 15 minutes; drain well. Press potatoes through potato ricer. (Make-ahead: Spread onto parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Continue with recipe, adding 8 minutes to cook time.)
In large saucepan, heat together cream, butter, salt and pepper over medium heat until butter is melted. Add potatoes; cook, stirring frequently, until smooth and hot, about 4 minutes.
This double-layer fudge is a chocolate-lover's dream. A creamy layer of milk chocolate greets your first bite, while a rich dark chocolate base provides a smooth, indulgent finish. Use a 6-inch (1 L) square cake pan to maximize the layered effect, or use an 8-inch (2 L) pan for slightly thinner pieces.
Portion size36 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
sweetened condensed milk
per piece: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate13 g
In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat dark chocolate with 3/4 cup of the condensed milk, stirring, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
Spoon into parchment paper–lined 6-inch (1 L) square cake pan, smoothing top. Refrigerate until firm to the touch, about 30 minutes.
In separate heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat milk chocolate with remaining condensed milk, stirring, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Spoon over dark chocolate layer, smoothing top. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
Lift out onto cutting board; using hot knife, cut into squares. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.)