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Canadian Living recipes get a lot of love online and we've rounded up 25 of our most-searched recipes, from beef stew and lasagna to pancakes and carrot cake. And the list wouldn't be complete with our #1 recipe of all time: classic scalloped potatoes!
With a nice hint of garlic, these potatoes are a delicious addition to any meal and are much lighter than those with a cream-laden gratin. To slice them easily, cut a little piece off the bottom of each potato to stabilize it on the cutting board. Serve with your favourite baked fish or chicken.
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Serve this saucy pulled pork as sandwiches: piled high on buns, with bowls of garnishes, such as pickled jalapenos, sour cream, shredded cheese and thinly shredded red cabbage (or better yet, red cabbage slaw), and let guests build their own sandwiches.
Our most popular recipe ever! This moist carrot cake is welcome at birthdays, weddings, reunions and all special occasions.
These wings can get sticky as they bake, so line your baking sheet with greased nonstick foil or parchment paper for easy turning.
Whether runny or firm, with raisins or nuts, butter tarts are treats that never go out of style. Because any sugar filling that overflows the pastry hardens quickly and sticks to the pan, be sure to remove the tarts as directed. Or count on family members to hang around the kitchen waiting to eat the tarts that stick and break.
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.
If comfort food is what you're after, nothing beats a generous helping of creamy, oozy mac and cheese. This recipe is the yummiest version – and the only one you'll ever need.
The decadent pie crust and the perfect touch of cinnamon in this recipe are evidence that you will make this pie more than once in your lifetime.
Lasagna is the go-to meal that feeds a crowd and leaves everyone asking for seconds. We have many different lasagnas in our repertoire, but this one is classic in its simplicity.
Simple aromatic herbs lend gentle flavour to the meat, and a butter rub makes the skin crisp and golden.
Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these potatoes truly deserve their “ultimate” status. Duck fat is the key to their rich flavour, but you can customize the taste by switching up the type of fat.
A splash of vanilla and a small pat of butter are the secret ingredients in these decadent, fluffy pancakes.
This recipe can easily be left to simmer away in a slow cooker for eight hours before adding the chicken. It yields a large quantity of sauce that freezes well if you're feeding a smaller group. Serve over hot steamed basmati rice.
Chock-full of a variety of seafood, fish and vegetables, this rich soup is inspired by a similar chowder served at the Masstown Market, near Truro, N.S.
The traditional (and indulgent) toppings of crispy crumbled bacon and sour cream really bring these perogies to life.
The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.
Inspired by sunny Italy, our flavourful chicken cacciatore is rich with herbs and spices that are both healthy and savoury. Whether it's served over pasta or on its own, this Italian dish is sure to please your taste buds.
This recipe combines the snap and the melt-in-your-mouth qualities we've come to love in shortbread.
This classic salad is traditionally assembled in front of patrons at fine-dining restaurants.
This traditional pea soup is the ultimate in Quebec-style comfort food.
These brownies have become The Test Kitchen's secret weapon for parties, showers, gifts and other occasions. The combination of rich dark chocolate and a subtle crunch from chopped toffee bars is what makes them the best brownies you'll ever make.
This simple pork tenderloin is a healthy spin on everyone's favourite Greek culinary staple: souvlaki. We've swapped sweet potatoes for the traditional white potatoes and added other colourful veggies to boost the nutrient content.
If the stomach is indeed the way to a loved one's heart, then this ultra-decadent chocolate cake is sure to seal the deal. Just as easy and versatile as a cake mix— but way more moist and delicious—it's a recipe you'll want to make again and again.
Pull this mildly seasoned, comforting chili together in minutes. It's loaded with veggies and lean protein—perfect for growing minds and bodies.
Hourglass, Lush, Covergirl
This fall, the Canadian Living editors are focused on learning new beauty skills and improving their skin-care regimens.
"I want to treat myself to makeup lessons so I can learn to apply it like a pro instead of my daily desperate attempt." – Sarah Gunn, Home & Garden Director
Credits: JGI/Jamie Grill
"I want an awesome, easy to apply liquid liner that won't melt off my eyelids halfway through the day. (I'd also like to devote a day or three to watching YouTube tutorials so I can actually apply said eyeliner properly.)" – Stacy Lee Kong, Senior Editor
"As a runner, I need all the help I can get when it comes to foot care so I’m always on the hunt for a great moisturizer for feet. This one is on my radar. It's ultra moisturizing without being too greasy, and it has a soothing scent of lavender, bergamot and sandalwood." – Jenny Tang, Web Editor
"Since I keep my makeup to a minimum, I’m planning on mastering a skin-care regimen that makes my skin glow. In the winter, this means soothing elixirs, sprays and serums that I can apply—and reapply—throughout the day. I have my eye on Ren Skincare’s Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist. It hydrates, repairs and helps to shield the skin from pollutants and free radicals." – Alexandra Donaldson, Fashion & Beauty Contributor
REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist, $48, sephora.com.
"I adore the transformative powers of makeup and hair products, but for me, the most important piece of the beauty puzzle always comes down to skin care. The beauty trend I want to emulate is glowing skin, and in order to get that I need a strong and healthy canvas. Come fall, temperatures dip and thermostats rise, which is a real bummer for my already dry skin. That's when I start masking once or twice a week to help replenish my skin with moisture and active ingredients and impart it with a healthy looking glow. That's why I'm really excited to try Fresh's newest face mask, jammed with 50 percent crushed citrus fruits that give skin a radiant boost." – Julia McEwen, Fashion & Beauty Director
"Although the palette is expensive, the colours are perfect to keep skin glowing as we transition into fall. The icing on the cake? The powders are so incredibly soft and easy to apply." – Jennifer Bartoli, Food Editor
"It's not so much a product that I’m after—I’m trying to spend a little more attention on grooming. For example, grooming my eyebrows more often! Also a good mascara option never hurt anyone." – Sandi Pilon, Senior Associate Art Director
Salt and Pepper Steak Rub <br /> Photography by Ryan Brook Credits: Salt and Pepper Steak Rub <br /> Photography by Ryan Brook