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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!
Cold temperatures and harsh winds can take a toll on your lips—and there is nothing sexy about a chapped mouth. The good news? Our favourite lip balms can help eliminate dry, sore and chapped lips. These affordable picks range from $4 to $32.
Blistex helps to relieve sore lips & restore moisture balance.
Blistex Deep Moisture Renewal with SPF 15, $4, walmart.ca
A 100% organic and 95% natural lip balm that's packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil.
EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm, $4.50, walmart.ca
Chapped lips are rescued instantly, thanks to a hint of eucalyptus—plus cooled by a touch of icy menthol.
Maybelline New York, Baby Lips Dr Rescue Medicated Lip Balm, $5, maybelline.ca
This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut- and sunflower oils and rich in vitamins.
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube, $5, burtsbees.ca
This hydrating balm contains shea butter, beeswax, grapeseed oil, vitamin E and meadowfoam seed oil to keep your lips soft, comfortable and looking great.
Sephora Collection Super Nourishing Lip Balm, $8, sephora.ca
Formulated with soothing emollientsl ike Squalanea, Lanolin, Wheat Germ Oil and Vitamin E this pick helps to protect lips from the drying effects of cold weather.
Kiehl's Lip Balm #1, $12, kiehls.ca
This balm leaves lips soft, repaired, and protected through antioxidants like grape polyphenols and repairing apricot oil.
Caudalie Lip Conditioner, $14, sephora.ca
This 99% all natural lip balm helps to smooth dry and chapped lips.
Yes to Coconut Naturally Smooth Lip Balm, Coconut, $15.30, amazon.ca
A concentrated lip treatment that will keep dry lips smooth and soft. This formula includes honey, beeswax and propolis extract that helps to soothe skin and provides instant relief to dry lips.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm, $25, sephora.ca
This product acts as an ultra-hydrating lip treatment that conditions lips. Plus it also enhances volume and improvies the overall definition of the lip area.
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment, $32, sephora.ca
Hair advice that professionals swear by Image by: Bubmle & Bumble
It pays to talk to the pros if you're looking to step up your hair routine. Here's some of the best advice we've received recently from top hairstylists.
"The biggest mistake women make is using the incorrect hair-care products for their hair style, which can leave mid-lengths and ends looking dry. A professional consultation will [determine] what hair-care regimen is best."
"Make sure you're rinsing your hair correctly. That means spending between two and three minutes in the shower rinsing both your shampoo and your conditioner. Contrary to popular belief, warm water isbetter for rinsing products. Then, finish with a 60-second cool rinse to add shine."
"Hair needs all the help it can get. It needs added moisture, emollients, supportive structures. Treat your hair like you do your skin."
"The tendency to want what we cannot have is universal, but a cut will sit better, last longer and be so much easier to maintain if you work with your hair type instead of fighting against it. With a cut that's customized, getting ready is so much simpler—and prettier."
"People with really fine hair and lack of density should consider colouring their hair because they're going to benefit by swelling the hair fibre. If your hair is not damaged, you should consider double process, or single process with your own colour. When you damage the cuticle, you're going to lose some lipids, and that may be good for someone with fine hair looking for volume. Once the hair cuticle is lifted, the hair fibre can look nearly double in size."