With a nod to classic Italian pesto, this version is made using walnuts and basil and is a perfect dressing for boiled potatoes. Serve with grilled fish, chicken or steak.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: July 2014
yellow-fleshed baby potatoes
1 1/3 cup
fresh basil leaf
grated parmesan cheese
extra-virgin olive oil
per serving: about
Total fat12 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate16 g
In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes; drain, reserving 2 tbsp cooking liquid. Let cool enough to handle; peel and set aside.
Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse together basil, all but 1 tbsp of the walnuts, the Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until mixture becomes coarse paste; scrape down side. With motor running, add oil and reserved cooking liquid in thin, steady stream until smooth.
Toss potatoes with pesto and half of the chives to coat. Top with remaining chives and reserved walnuts.
Our set-and-forget version of this classic Easter dish is a win-win: Your oven is free to make the holiday ham and the slow cooker's gentle heat creates incredibly tender and creamy potatoes. You'll need at least a six-quart slow cooker for this recipe.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2015
peeled and cut in scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick rounds
trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
whipping cream 35%
per serving: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In large bowl, gently toss together potatoes, fennel, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined. In small bowl, whisk cream with potato starch until smooth.
In lightly greased slow cooker, layer half of the potato mixture. Sprinkle with one- quarter of the Gruyère and half of the bacon. Pour in half of the cream mixture. Top with remaining potato mixture, another quarter of the Gruyère and the remaining bacon and cream mixture.
Cover and cook on high until potatoes are tender, about 4-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining Gruyère. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted and some of the liquid has absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: We've made this dish without gluten by using potato starch as a thickener, but feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour if gluten isn't a concern for your guests.
Our best-in-class take on this classic treat has a buttery flavour, a chewy centre and a subtly crisp exterior. Oh, and you can tweak the recipe to make them crisp or soft, too.
Portion size60 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2015
1 1/4 cup
chocolate chips or chunks
per cookie: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. (Make-ahead: Shape into disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in freezer bag for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before continuing with recipe.)
Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; flatten slightly.
Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350?F (180?C) oven until tops are no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
Change it up: The Ultimate Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Omit 1/2 cup of the flour. Arrange dough on baking sheets as directed; flatten to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Bake as directed.
Change it up: The Ultimate Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prepare dough and arrange on baking sheets as directed (do not flatten). Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Transfer directly to 350?F (180?C) oven and bake until tops are no longer shiny, about 12 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Baking sheets vary in thickness and finish, which affect the doneness of cookies. A heavy, shiny uncoated baking sheet will allow the cookies to bake most evenly.
This diner classic is ideal for those nights when you don't know what to eat and don't really feel like cooking. It cooks in minutes and is incredibly versatile—the sky's the limit when it comes to the fillings you can add.
Portion size2 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2014
sweet green pepper
Black Forest ham
diced (about 3 slices)
salt and pepper
old Cheddar cheese
PER SERVING: about
Total fat22 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate47 g
In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, green pepper and ham, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and light golden, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour into pan; cook, lifting edge occasionally with spatula to allow uncooked mixture to flow underneath, until almost set, about 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese; fold in half and cook until set, about 2 minutes. Cut in half; sandwich each between toast.