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Take a little extra time to cook this weekend by tackling one of these delicious cooking projects.
A snowy or rainy weekend afternoon is a golden opportunity to make pasta from scatch. The result is so silky and smooth that good quality extra-virgin olive oil and a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is all you need to flavour it.
Make sure to have an accurate candy thermometer handy before you start making fudge. It can be a little tedious to make, but the end-result is beyond worth it!
Layer after scrumptious layer of rich meat sauce, tender pasta and creamy cheese make this lasagna delicously indulgent. You'll be thankful for leftovers come Monday!
The combination of mint and pistachio is divine in this vibrant pesto sauce. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month to toss with cooked pasta on those nights when you have no time to cook.
Pulled pork is dead easy to make, but you do need to carve out a couple hours in your schedule to cook the meat. Serve piled high on buns, with bowls of garnishes, such as pickled jalapeños, sour cream, shredded cheese and thinly shredded red cabbage.
Lazy weekends indoors are the perfect time to practice your layered cake-making skills.
Brittle hardens very quickly, so be ready to stir in the peanuts and baking soda immediately. Be sure to spread the candy out as evenly as possible on the baking sheet before the sugar is too hard to handle. Break into pieces and enjoy as a sweet snack.
Caramelized onions do take a while to make so they're an ideal weekend cooking project. Keep leftovers in the fridge to add to sandwiches or to top seared meat or fish.
Our foolproof dough delivers the most amazing pizza crust you'll ever taste. The flavour of homemade dough is really worth the extra time and effort.
The fragrant spices of North African cuisine come to life in this Moroccan-style tagine. If you're entertaining over the weekend, this makes a great main.
It's hard to beat homemade ice cream, especially with it's flavoured with chocolate and salted caramel. Keep in your freezer for ready-to-eat dessert all week long.
Making homemade marshmallow will never make you want to buy the store-bought kind again!
A fluted lattice top is all you need to transform a bubbly, fruit-filled pie into a bakery-worthy treat.
Make this tasty quiche on Sunday afternoon so you can enjoy any leftovers with a salad for lunch.
If you've been meaning to put your meat grinder to good use, this is the recipe for you!
This simple beginner recipe is a terrific introduction to bread baking. Conveniently, it makes two loaves, so you can serve one right away and freeze the other for later. If you freeze your bread, let it cool completely before slicing so that it stays nice and moist.
The best part about this roast is that it's mostly hands-off once the initial prep is done. The balsamic vinegar loses its bite as it cooks and becomes a sweet coating on the grapes and shallots.
The exquisite taste of homemade ricotta belies how stunningly simple it is to make. Whether you eat it fresh and warm topped with berries and honey or simply tossed with pasta, you will be impressed with this silky, creamy fresh cheese you made yourself.
Using roasted peanuts makes this peanut butter more flavourful than store-bought versions.
Cabbage rolls are definitely a labour of love but they're so delicious that we never mind the time it takes to prepare them!
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Save some money this season with easily accessible, moisture-retaining products for when that cold wind bites—all under $20.
Winter’s icy grip has set in, and the crisp weather calls for a new extra nourishing beauty routine. It's a fact that rough and dry skin longs for moisture when blizzards roll in and jacked up thermostats wreak havoc. The skin-care struggle is real. We can share our best ways to curb dry winter skin and tell you how to boost moisture, but you'll also need the beauty products to help see you through to warmer weather.
We know surviving sub-zero temperatures is hard enough—your pocket shouldn’t have to take a hit as well. The good news is, it doesn't have to. All of these beauty products can be purchased at your local drugstore and for under $20, leaving you with more spending money for a peppermint mocha on your way home.
This cult-classic beauty aid has the power to withstand Arctic climates. Slather on the all-natural product—with pansy, chamomile and calendula extracts— anywhere you need it: think dry patches, cuticles and rough elbows. $19, well.ca.
It's a beauty myth that exfoliating your skin will leave you more dry and dehydrated. The fact is, it helps shed dead skin and leaves your face primed to absorb your moisturizing products. Try these pads soaked in glycolic acid. They're less abrasive than a mechanical exfoliant such as beads or scrubs. $15, well.ca.
Even if you have oily skin, winter is time to replace your oil-free gel or clay cleanser in favour of milks or balms. This balm cleanser replenishes lost moisture through glycerin and cocoa butter while still erasing all traces of makeup and grime. $10, beautyboutique.ca.
When your skin is red, parched and in desperation for some heavy-duty TLC, that’s when you send in the face masks. In 15 minutes, this hyaluronic acid-infused facial sheet mask will prevent dullness and provide 24 hours of moisture retention. $18, indeedlabs.com.
Right now, summer feels like a distant dream—but your skin could still use a touch of (faux) summer glow. This foundation gives a dose of gradual self-tanner, providing buildable coverage when on, and a healthy bronze once you rinse it off. $18, almay.com.
Plenty of body washes can leave you dehydrated by the time you step out of the shower. This one does helps lock-in moisture post-shower with argan oil. $5.50, walmart.ca.
If body oil isn’t your thing, nourishing body butter is the skin fix you need. Whipped with shea and cocoa butter—both hailed for their moisturizing properties—there will be no dry skin ‘round these parts. $12, beautyboutique.ca.
This is a lifesaver. Coconut oil is an amazingly cost-effective way to help your body soak up all the moisture it needs. Since it can get greasy, slather it on overnight and wake up with supple skin (try your hair, as well). Added bonus: the scent will leave you smelling of the beach. $14, walmart.ca.
Nothing is worse than checking yourself in the mirror and realizing your lipstick is dray and cracked—and your lips are no better. Be preemptive and exfoliate before you leave the house using this E.L.F. stick made with sugar crystals that aren’t overly abrasive. $4, elfcosmetics.com.
"I don’t want velvety soft, moisturized hands for under $7,"—said no one ever! This cult classic is super-concentrated with glycerin, is fragrance-free and has the stamp of approval from the National Eczema Association. $7, well.ca.
Is everyone in the office—or your children’s school—getting sick? Spritz this anti-bacterial spray without fear of catching whatever bug is going around. Bonus: the added lavender oil prevents your hands from drying out. $7.50, drbronner.com.
Coming in an array of shades, this lip balm will give you that just-bitten winter colour we all strive for—while still keeping your pout moisturized and flake-free. $6, walmart.ca.
The sniffles, watery eyes, snowflakes that stay on your nose and eyelashes–all of these contribute to smudged makeup and raccoon eyes. To keep you looking doe-eyed all day long, switch over to one of our favourite waterproof mascaras. $10, well.ca.