(12 cups/3 L whole)
light fruit pectin crystals
4 1/2 cups
Pour strawberries into large Dutch oven.
Combine pectin crystals with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the sugar; stir into pan. Bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining sugar; return to full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Stir for 5 minutes to prevent fruit from floating, skimming off foam.
Using sterilized metal funnel and 1/2-cup (125 mL) measure, pour into hot sterilized 1-cup (250 mL) canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) headspace. If necessary, wipe rims. Cover with hot lids; screw on bands fingertip tight. Process in boiling water canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars and let cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours. Check for seal, ensuring that lids curve downward. (If not, refrigerate and use within 3 weeks.) Store in cool, dry, dark place for up to 1 year.
This festive main is exactly how we like our holiday meals: bursting with flavour and easy to make. The seafood is best cooked at the last minute, but the dish comes together quickly once you turn on the stove. Take the time to prep the ingredients well in advance of mealtime, then get cooking about half an hour before serving.
Prep time35 minutes
Total time35 minutes
(21 to 25 count), peeled and deveined
(20 to 40 count), patted dry
, finely grated or pressed
hot pepper flakes
dry white wine
sodium-reduced chicken broth
salt and pepper
Per each of 12 servings: about
Total fat5 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate4 g
In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; working in batches, sauté shrimp and scallops until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout and scallops are golden and opaque, about 4 minutes per batch. Transfer to plate; keep warm.
In same pan, melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; cook shallots, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in wine; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by three-quarters, about 7 minutes. Pour in broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 1 cup, about 7 minutes.
Add shrimp, scallops and remaining butter; cook, stirring, until butter is melted and shrimp and scallops are warmed through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Chicken wings are a guaranteed hit with crowds, but they don't always come off the grill crisp. Our solution: render out some of the fat in the oven before grilling.
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: June 2014
salt and pepper
sodium-reduced soy sauce
per WING: about
Total fat3 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate3 g
Sprinkle wings with salt and pepper. On greased rack on top of rimmed baking sheet, bake in 325 F (160 C) oven until juices run clear when pierced, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat on grill before continuing.)
Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together honey, garlic and soy sauce.
Place wings on greased grill over medium-high heat; grill wings, turning and brushing with honey mixture often, until browned, about 5 minutes.
The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version— made using the surprising (and mysteriously effective) technique of "marinating" the bananas in a buttermilk and baking soda blend—delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
1 1/2 teaspoon
2 1/4 cups
1 1/2 teaspoon
per each of 16 slices: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate32 g
Stir together bananas, buttermilk and baking soda. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until combined; beat in egg, vanilla and banana mixture. Stir in flour mixture until combined; scrape into greased 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted into centre comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.
Change it up -? Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: Stir 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips into flour mixture.
Cinnamon Banana Bread: Whisk 1/2 tsp cinnamon into flour mixture.
A double dose of chocolate—creamy milk and decadent dark—makes these moist brownies unbelievably gooey and indulgent.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
1 1/2 cup
per brownie: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate14 g
In saucepan, heat together butter, milk chocolate and dark chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring, until melted and smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in flour and salt. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, smoothing top.
Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs clinging, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool completely in pan.
Topping: In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt milk chocolate. Spread over brownies; let stand for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Sprinkle with shaved dark chocolate. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.