There's nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, especially when it's made from scratch. From soda breads to sourdough loaves, here's a bread recipe for every baker.
The combination of sweet-tart apples and salty Cheddar cheese is a match made in heaven.
Get the recipe: Apple Cheddar Quick Bread
This bread is perfect all by itself, and it's even nicer toasted with a bit of butter.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Easy Sandwich Bread
Our easiest-ever white bread requires absolutely no kneading. Simply fold the dough into a torpedo shape, let rise, then bake!
Get the recipe: Rustic No-Knead White Bread
Enjoy slices warm with butter or transform them into a grilled cheese, a hearty sandwich or French toast.
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
A combo of whole wheat and white bread flours gives these loaves an airier texture than straight-up whole wheat flour would.
Get the recipe: Easy No-Knead Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
You'll need only a half batch of Sourdough Starter to make this tasty loaf.
Get the recipe: White Sourdough Boule
To simplify dinner prep, bake and freeze these rolls in advance—if you can resist eating them fresh out of the oven.
Get the recipe: The Ultimate Dinner Rolls
There's no need to heat up your oven to make this cheesy herbed corn bread.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Parmesan and Herb Corn Bread
This classic brunch treat has the most delicious buttery, soft interior.
Get the recipe: Classic Brioche
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Whether you have unruly curls, ultra-coarse hair or fine strands, we have the best tools for your texture.
Good hair days are elusive. When hair is misbehaving it’s easy to blame the hair type we’ve been blessed—or cursed—with, or the shampoo, conditioner and styling products on our shelves. And, while they do have a say on if it’s going to be a good or bad hair day, the unsuspecting culprit is often our tools, specifically brushes. We ask Kristjan Hayden, creative director for Aveda Canada, for his best tips on breaking down the most common brushes and the hair type and task they’re best suited for.
Detangling wet hair
Proceed with caution when using a comb or brush on drenched strands. “Hair is more delicate when wet, the cuticle swells which makes it susceptible to breakage,” says Hayden. For thick, coarse, long hair try a square nylon paddle brush. Not only does it help with detangling post shower but Hayden suggests bringing it into the stall to help evenly distribute a hair mask or treatment, “it’s more effective than using a comb because the number of bristles, it covers more area.” For fine, thin, medium length hair use a comb with wide-set teeth to untangle snarls. Start at the ends and work your way up.
Best for blowouts
What's the special ingredient in perfecting a bouncy blowout? A round brush, says Hayden. For thick hair try a ceramic round brush with ball-tipped bristles. Once heat is applied the tourmaline and ceramic blend emits ions to help flatten, smooth and speed up drying time. For fine to medium hair types a soft boar and nylon bristle brush will provide gentler tension, creating volume without the damage. If you’re looking for a speedy blowout with no bounce try a vented brush.
If you’re keen on creating a voluminous updo or bestowing a second life to your day three blowout, you’ll need the assistance of a boar bristle teasing brush. Using rows of bristles at varying heights these brushes are designed for backcombing. The trick to using this tool is to work it through small sections of your hair with long even strokes. “Start at the mid-shaft and run the brush through hair towards the scalp,” continue with short strokes until you reach desired volume.
For everyday and everyone
An all-purpose brush doesn’t exist, but the next best thing is a medium paddle brush with a mixture of nylon and natural boar bristles. The Mason Pearson is a favourite amongst hair pros, including Hayden. This Rolls Royce of brushes never pulls or snags, works on damp and dry hair, and distributes oils throughout the hair, which helps add shine.
If you're in a rush and need to dry your hair quickly, try a vented brush. It allows more heat from the blow dryer to blast the hair directly. Goody Start Frizz Controlling Blow Dry Gel Vent Brush, $7.
If you're looking to invest in a hair brush that will last you decades—seriously, it will—a Mason Pearson brush is what the hair professionals recommend.
For fine, thin, medium-length hair, use a comb with wide-set teeth to untangle knots. GHD comb, $17.
For thick, coarse, long hair try a square nylon paddle brush. If you are a frequent hair mask user, keep this brush in the shower and use it to brush through the mask. It will ensure that every parched strand is drenched with hydration. Professional Black Paddle Cushion Hair Massage Brush Hairbrush Comb, $4.
If you're after major boost of volume, enlist the assistance of a boar bristle teasing brush. Crimp brush, $39.50.
If you like the rounded ends of a bouncy blowout, use a round brush. To cut down on drying thick hair, make it a ceramic round brush. Once heat is applied, the tourmaline and ceramic blend emits ions to help flatten, smooth and speed up drying time. Ion Ceramic V Pin Round Brush, $7.
Banish tangles and knots with a minimum of fuss, breakage or damage with teeth that glide through your hair without tugging and pulling—perfect detangler for kids! Tangle Teezer detangle brush, $15.
Fine-haired women should steer clear of metal brushes because they can heat up too fast and potentially burn the hair. Instead, opt for a boar bristle round brush. The bristles are gentle and will increase shine, while the rounded shape will help boost volume.
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