Squash is plentiful now, so you'll want to include this vegetable in many meals. For four servings, cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds.
Portion size4 servings
Cut squash crosswise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; place on rimmed baking sheet. Combine olive oil, salt, dried thyme and pepper; brush over squash. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven for 25 minutes or until tender.
Cap off your Irish pub-night feast with this boozy brownie cake. It combines the best spirits and beer the Emerald Isle has to offer with the irresistible richness of dark chocolate.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time2 hours & 15 minutes
Portion size12 servings
70% dark chocolate
(about 7 oz), chopped
stout beer (such as Guinness)
1 1/4 cup
Whiskey Cream Cheese Icing:
Half pkg (250 g pkg)
Per serving: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat15 g
Total carbohydrate49 g
Cake: Grease 9-inch round cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
In small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Set aside. In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Whisk in stout and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in whole eggs and egg yolks; remove from heat. Sprinkle with cocoa mixture; stir just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in 375°F oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean with a few moist crumbs clinging, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Invert cake from pan onto cooling rack; peel off parchment paper. Brush with whiskey; cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer cake to large plate.
Whiskey Cream Cheese Icing: While cake is cooling, finely grate zest of lime to make 1 tsp; juice lime to make 1/2 tsp. Set aside. In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth. Beat in whiskey and lime juice; gradually beat in icing sugar until smooth. Using offset palette knife, spread icing over top of cake; sprinkle with lime zest. (Make-ahead: Cover loosely and refrigerate for up to 1 day.)
Flank steak is a great option for serving a large crowd because you cook it whole, meaning there's only one steak to turn on the grill, rather than several. Balsamic vinegar adds bold flavour to the marinade. For a subtler taste, opt for a light-to-medium-bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Merlot, instead.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: June 2015
balsamic vinegar or
dry red wine
finely grated or pressed
salt and pepper
beef flank marinating steak
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate1 g
In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, 2 tbsp of the oil, the garlic and half each of the salt and pepper.
Using fork, prick steak all over on both sides. Place in large resealable plastic bag or shallow dish; pour in vinegar mixture, massaging or turning steak to coat. Seal bag or cover dish and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours.
Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Pat steak dry and brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat. Grill, uncovered and turning at least twice, until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 140°F (60°C), 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove to rack and let rest, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 145°F (63°C). Slice across the grain.
Look for matcha powder (ground green tea leaves) in Japanese specialty stores or the tea section of grocery and bulk food stores. For a polished end-result, make sure the fudge is completely set before slicing.
Portion size36 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
sweetened condensed milk
roasted and chopped
per piece: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate14 g
In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat together chocolate, condensed milk, matcha powder and salt, stirring, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
Scrape into parchment paper– lined 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan, smoothing top. Sprinkle with pistachios, pressing gently to adhere. 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.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For perfect squares of fudge, make sure it's completely set before slicing. Run a thin, sharp knife under hot water and dry between each cut for a smooth, polsihed finish.
In bowl, mix oatmeal with 1/4 cup water; microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir in half of the Cheddar. Top with sausages, tomato, green onion and remaining Cheddar.
Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal
In saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 cup steel-cut oats, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 3 1/2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt; bring to boil. Turn off heat; cover and let stand until cooled to room temperature, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in airtight container for 8 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.) Microwave on high for 2 minutes before serving. Makes about 4 cups.