SPRAY nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken; cover. Cook 5 min. or until cooked through. Sprinkle with garlic powder. ADD soup and milk. Bring to boil. Stir in rice and broccoli; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 min. or until rice is tender. STIR in 1/2 cup of the cheese; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Soaking dried beans before boiling them speeds up their cooking time and prevents them from splitting. Simply place the beans in a large bowl, cover with about three inches of water and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. If you don't have dried beans, substitute with eight cups of canned no-salt-added navy beans, and skip the first paragraph.
In large saucepan, add beans and enough water to cover by 1 inch; bring to boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 40 minutes. Drain. (Makeahead: Rinse with cold water until cool; drain well. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
In slow cooker, stir together beans, onion, bacon, tomato juice, brown sugar, tomato paste, molasses, soy sauce, garlic powder, mustard, salt and pepper; cover and cook on low until thick enough to mound on spoon, 5 to 6 hours. (Make-ahead: Let cool completely; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat before serving.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Don't have time to soak the beans overnight? Place dried beans in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cover with 4 inches water; bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until beans have doubled in size, about 1 hour.
This indulgent pasta can be thrown together even on the busiest weeknight. Mushrooms cook faster when spread over a large surface, so choose your largest nonstick skillet. Top with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
pkg (227 g)
whipping cream 35%
per serving: about
Total fat20 g
Saturated fat12 g
Total carbohydrate72 g
In large pot of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cremini and shiitake mushrooms and thyme; sauté until
just softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir in pasta, reserved cooking liquid, Parmesan cheese, cream, lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper; cook, stirring, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley.
If you can't find chanterelle or oyster mushrooms, use a mix of shiitake and cremini, which are more affordable and available year-round. For the creamiest texture, make sure to use an upright blender, rather than an immersion blender, to purée the soup.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2016
Herbed Bread Crumbs:
fresh bread crumbs
Wild Mushroom Soup:
(such as chanterelle, shiitake and/or oyster), tough stems removed and mushrooms chopped
sodium-reduced vegetable broth
salt and pepper
per serving: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate13 g
Wild Mushroom Soup: In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms and rosemary, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and beginning to brown and almost no liquid remains, about 10 minutes.
Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and 2 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to clean Dutch oven or large saucepan; heat over medium-low heat. Whisk in mascarpone, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days; reheat before serving.)
Herbed Bread Crumbs: While soup is simmering, in small nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook bread crumbs, stirring occasionally, until light golden, about 3 minutes. Add parsley and lemon zest; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Serve over soup.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To make fresh bread crumbs, pulse torn fresh bread in a food processor.
Galettes are the perfect fall dessert because you get all the flavour of a flaky fruit-filled pie but with a rustic home-style look. Firm Bosc pears are ideal for baking; they stay crisp when ripe and keep their shape.
Prep time25 minutes
Total time1 hour & 30 minutes
2 1/2 cups
large Bosc pears
(about 950 g total), peeled, cored and sliced lengthwise in 1/2-inch thick wedges
(such as Maldon) (optional)
Per each of 10 servings: about
Total fat18 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate45 g
Pastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle with ice water; toss with fork, adding up to 2 tbsp more ice water if needed, until dough comes together. Shape into disc; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)
On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough into 17-inch circle; transfer dough to parchment paper–lined large rimless baking sheet.
Filling: Spread butter over pastry, leaving scant 2-inch border; sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the sugar and the cinnamon.
Toss together pears, flour, ginger, nutmeg and remaining sugar. Arrange in even layer over buttered pastry. Fold over pastry edge to make 13-inch round.
Whisk egg yolk with 2 tsp water; brush over pastry. Bake on bottom rack of 375°F oven until golden, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.
In small microwaveable bowl, microwave honey on high for 10 seconds; brush over filling. Sprinkle with salt (if using).
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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