This dip is a wonderful appetizer. It is served warm on crackers or bread. It even makes a great topping for baked potatoes. It is ALWAYS a hit at parties, and smells delicious as it is being warmed.
Portion size30 servings
Credits :Heather Brander
In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and the mayonaise. Add the shredded, white cheddar and then chopped green onion, one at a time, mixing after each addition until thoroughly combined. Spread this mixture evenly into a shallow, microwave safe dish and set aside. Coarsly crush the Ritz Crackers using a food processor or by placing on a plate and using the bottom of a clean, plastic cup. Place the crushed crackers in a small mixing bowl. Add the bacon peices and mix well. Spread cracker and bacon mixture over top of of the cheese mixture until it is completely covered. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, leaving one corner free to allow air to vent. Refrigerate until ready to heat. Immediately before serving, microwave on high for 6-7 minutes until the dip is heated completely. Cooking times may vary depending on the microwave used. Serve on Toppables crackers, Ritz crackers or on small slices of French Bread.
This cake is so divine on its own that we skipped the expected sweet topping, but you can also serve it with fresh or cooked fruit, or a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce. Use an oven thermometer to ensure that your oven is properly calibrated; even a 25-degree fluctuation can cause the cheesecake to puff up and develop surface cracks.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
graham cracker crumbs
pkg (each 250 g)
1 1/4 cup
per serving: about
Total fat31 g
Saturated fat17 g
Total carbohydrate40 g
Crust: In bowl, mix together graham crumbs, sugar and butter until well moistened. Press into bottom and 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) up side of lightly greased 10-inch (3 L) springform pan. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
Whisk egg white with 2 tsp water until foamy; drizzle over crust, swirling pan to coat bottom and side. If necessary, use pastry brush to spread egg white to cover crust. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until crust appears dry, 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
Filling: While crust is cooling, in large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy; gradually beat in sugar and continue to beat, scraping down side of bowl twice, until smooth and light. On low speed, beat in eggs, 1 at a time and scraping down side of bowl often, just until combined. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla and salt; stir in sour cream in 2 additions until smooth. Pour over crust, smoothing top.
Bake in 275°F (140°C) oven until surface is no longer shiny and outer 2 inches (5 cm) of cheesecake appear set yet centre is still quite jiggly, 1-3/4 to 2 hours. Turn off oven; let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven; quickly run paring knife around edge of cheesecake. Let cool completely. Refrigerate until chilled, about 6 hours.
(Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Gently swirling egg white over the baked crust may seem finicky, but it prevents the filling from turning the crust soggy. The result is a perfectly crisp yet pleasantly crumbly crust.
These flourless pancakes taste a bit like the centre of a piece of French toast. Fry up a batch (or two!) on the weekend and keep the wrapped pancakes in your fridge or freezer for an easy microwaveable breakfast you'll actually want to eat.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time15 minutes
chopped shelled pistachios
Per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In bowl, mash 1 of the bananas until smooth. Stir in 2 tsp of the honey, the baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir in eggs until well combined.
Measure out 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Heat nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat; lightly brush with some of the oil. Working in batches, drop batter by 2 tbsp into skillet; sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the pistachios over each pancake. Cook until bottoms are golden, about 2 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining oil, batter and all but 2 tsp of the pistachios. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks; reheat in microwave or toaster.)
Slice remaining banana; arrange over pancakes. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios; drizzle with remaining honey.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Flourless pancakes can be tricky to flip, but here's a trick: Use a thin spatula and lightly mist it with cooking spray before turning the pancakes.
A drizzling of salty feta, tangy Greek yogurt and bright citrus gives loads of flavour to these sweet potato wedges. The almonds lend a satisfying crunch to the tender potatoes and creamy sauce, but feel free to omit them, if you prefer.
Prep time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes
Portion size4 servings
, peeled and cut in 3/4-inch thick wedges
, lightly mashed
2% plain Greek yogurt
natural (skin-on) almonds
, toasted and chopped
Per serving: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate37 g
In large bowl, toss together sweet potatoes, olive oil, garlic and 1/4 tsp of the salt. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast in 425°F oven, turning once, until tender and edges are golden, about 35 minutes. Transfer to serving dish.
While sweet potatoes are roasting, in microwaveable bowl, microwave feta on high until warmed, about 10 seconds. Stir in yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper and remaining salt.
Spoon yogurt mixture over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with almonds and oregano.
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.