The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook: 350 Inspired Recipes from Elizabeth Baird and the Kitchen Canadians Trust Most by Elizabeth BairdThe Complete Canadian Living Cookbook: 350 Inspired Recipes from Elizabeth Baird and the Kitchen Canadians Trust Most by Elizabeth Baird

The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook: 350 Inspired Recipes from Elizabeth Baird and the Kitchen…

byElizabeth Baird

Paperback | March 9, 2004

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More than twenty-five years of cooking expertise perfected in the unique Canadian Living Test Kitchen and printed in the food pages of Canadian Living magazine are distilled in this magnificent and completely new cookbook. The Canadian Living Test Kitchen guarantee -- “Tested till perfect” -- has assured a loyal following among cooks who know that Canadian Living Test Kitchen recipes guarantee success. Beautifully produced with a 2-colour interior and 2 eight-page photo inserts, the book contains more than 350 recipes, including regional specialties, dishes from our heritage communities, and fresh takes on modern classics such as sushi, chocolate fondue and pasta. Experienced cooks will enjoy the challenge of new inspirations such as Thai curries, pot stickers, grilled quail and chocolate confections. With an emphasis on eating for health, as well as nutritional analyses and advice, tips on cookware, food shopping and storage, and much more, The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook has everything any home cook will need. It is a guarantee of good food and an investment in good taste and good health.

• Over 350 Canadian Living “tested till perfect” recipes
• Information on choosing and storing fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish
• Find how to select the right cooking equipment for your kitchen
• Tips on shopping, storage and ingredient substitutions
• Glossary of essential cooking and baking terms
• Advice on how to use slow cookers, bread machines and food processors
• Page-top symbols that pinpoint fast, make-ahead, freezable, budget-wise and Canadian Living classic recipes
• Streamlined recipes for easy preparation and clean-up
• Complete nutritional analysis for each recipe
• Cover the basics and challenges experienced cooks
• Highlights regional specialties and ingredients, dishes from our heritage communities and great cooks across the country

A sampling of delicious recipes:
Curried Lamb Phyllo Triangles
Baked Brie with Strawberry Mint Topping
Baby Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad
Red Barn Corn and Bean Salad
Perfect Roast Chicken
Salmon Cakes
Grilled Portobello Burgers
Old-fashioned Beef Stew
Luscious Mushroom Lasagna
Lemon Sponge Pudding
Chocolate Raspberry Ice-Cream Cake
Saskatoon Berry Pie
Apple Pie Muffins
Country Seed Bread
Pear and Apricot Conserve
Spicy Thai Shrimp and Noodle Soup
Asparagus Miso Soup
Glazed Sea Bass with Red Curry Sauce
Smoky Tex-Mex Rib
Elizabeth Baird has been the food editor for Canadian Living magazine since 1987. She has authored or co-authored numerous award-winning and bestselling cookbooks, including most recently Canadian Living Cooks, and was a founding board member of Breakfast for Learning. She lives with her husband, George, in Toronto.The Canadian Living ...
Title:The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook: 350 Inspired Recipes from Elizabeth Baird and the Kitchen…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 9.8 × 7.9 × 1.3 inShipping dimensions:9.8 × 7.9 × 1.3 inPublished:March 9, 2004Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679312897

ISBN - 13:9780679312895


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to cook book I have had this book for years and used it so much that I am thinking of replacing it. (the cover is coming off and the pages are stained with food) Sadly I see it is no longer available. In my opinion this was one of those really great cookbooks!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "Desert Island" Cookbook I love cookbooks....a small addiction. I really trust and use Canadian Living and America's Test Kitchen almost exclusively. However, this book is the one I go back to again and again. The recipes are perfect and so many of my families favourites. They include the Greek salad, the best Caesar salad you'll ever make, great soups and perfect pancakes. I love the charts for things like turkey soup with leftovers or roasting vegetables. So many recipes have great options. Tuna (yes, tuna) chowder is a huge family favorite and just an option for the fish chowder. The recipes are also simple and the ingredients easy to find. I've had this book for years (over 10 I'm sure) and still isn't dated. You will not be disappointed. Sadly, binding is poor's the only way they publish it now. If you can get a hardcover in good shape...grab it.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Living scores again! Canadian Living cookbooks never disappoint. This is a great basic cookbook which I purchased for myself and then bought an additional copy to give to my daughter to start her off on the right foot!
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Everything I've made out of this book turns out beautifully. This is a great book for someone learning to cook, and equally great for practiced home cooks who want a good selection of basic recipes.
Date published: 2010-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh It's perfectly fine, but not great. As usual, it leans bizarrely heavily on two of my most hated ingredients: cinnamon and mushrooms. Someone at Canadian Living thinks that there is no recipe that cannot be improved by mushrooms or cinnamon, or for all I know, both. The previous incarnation of this book, by a different author, was far superior.
Date published: 2008-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Kitchen Must Have!!! This is an amazing cookbook, a must have for anyone who enjoys cooking. I have tried many recipes from this book and have had rave reviews from my family and friends. This cookbook offers basic information and tips such as a guide on vegetables (how to and how long to roast, boil, steam and bake them) simple reciepes and some more complex ones. I also enjoy the variations that many of the recipes come with. These recipes work out all the time and I feel confident when I try a new recipe from the book. I have bought a few friends this book and they have nothing but good thins to say about it. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2006-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Variations on a theme Fantastic tables with suggestions on how to cook everyday things (e.g., chicken breasts) in five different ways!
Date published: 2006-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most useful cookbook I own I have used this cookbook so often it is in tatters! I've bought copies for each young adult as they leave home. It has every basic recipie any family needs to eat - as well as some great ethnic ones. I always bring this book when we go to the cottage so I can still bake and cook from scratch. If you want to buy one cookbook this shoud be it.
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite This is an excellent cookbook. In fact, it is one of my two favourites. There are simple dishes, and some that take a bit more time and effort. Most recipes use ingredients that you have in your kitchen and pantry. As these recipes are 'tested til perfect' in the Canadian Living kitchens, they always turn out fabulous. I would recommend giving this book as a gift, and buying one for yourself! I use it weekly>
Date published: 2005-11-03

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Two-Cheese Tomato TartCelebrate summer with a tomato-topped tart underpinned with creamy Fontina and stretchy mozzarella.Ingredients3 Sheets phyllo pastry1/4 cup (50 mL) Butter, melted1/3 cup (75 mL) Dijon mustard3 oz (90 g) Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced3 oz (90 g) Fontina cheese, thinly sliced2 Tomatoes, thinly sliced1 Large clove garlic, minced2 tbsp (25 mL) Chopped fresh oregano (or 2 tsp/10 mL dried)2 tbsp (25 mL) Olive oilSalt and pepperPreparation1. Cut each sheet of phyllo in half crosswise; lay 1 half on tea towel, keeping remaining halves covered with damp towel. Brush sheet with melted butter. Place another sheet over the first, making sure edges are not perfectly aligned; brush with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the mustard. Roughly layer remaining sheets, alternating butter and mustard, and ending with mustard. Gently lift into 14-3/4-inch x 4-1/2-inch (37.5 x 11.5 cm) rectangular flan form with removable bottom. Spread remaining mustard on top. Fold phyllo edges under to create ruffled effect.2. Cover with layer of mozzarella and Fontina cheese. Arrange tomato slices on top, overlapping them in long rows. Sprinkle with garlic, oregano and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place form on baking sheet and bake in 375 F (190 C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until phyllo is golden. Makes 4 servings (you can also serve this tart as an appetizer to serve 8)Creamy Pumpkin PieYes, this pie is old-fashioned, but no other dessert is so connected to the memories of romping in golden fall leaves, country drives and our beloved Thanksgiving.1-1/2 cups (375 mL)all-purpose flour2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated orange rind1/2 tsp (2mL) salt1/4 cup (50 mL) each cold butter and shortening, cubed1 egg yolk1 tsp (5 mL) vinegarIce waterFILLING:1 can (14 oz/398 mL) pumpkin purée1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar1 pkg (4 oz/125 g) cream cheese, softened1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream2 eggs1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour1 tsp (5 mL) each cinnamon and vanilla1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground ginger, nutmeg and saltTOPPING:1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping creamIn large bowl, combine flour, orange rind and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In measuring cup, whisk egg yolk with vinegar; pour in enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL). Drizzle over flour mixture, tossing with fork until dough holds together and adding a little more ice water if necessary. Form into ball; press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour.On floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim edge to 3/4 inch (2 cm) overhang, reserving scraps; fold edge under and flute. Prick shell all over. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.Line pastry shell with foil; fill evenly with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven for 15 minutes; remove weights and foil. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes longer or until pastry just starts to turn golden.FILLING: Meanwhile, in food processor, purée together pumpkin purée, sugar, cream cheese, whipping cream, eggs, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Pour into pie shell; bake in bottom third of 350°F (180°C) oven for 1 hour or until set around edge and slightly jiggly in centre. Let cool on rack.(MAKE-AHEAD: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)TOPPING: In bowl, whip cream. Pipe or spoon into 8 rosettes around edge. Top each with pastry pumpkin (see tip); stand 3 pumpkins in centre.TEST KITCHEN TIP: To decorate the pie, cut out miniature pastry pumpkins and arrange on top. Gather pastry scraps together and roll out, Using small pumpkinshaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 shapes. Transfer to baking sheet; bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven for about 12 minutes or until golden. Transfer to rack; let cool.Makes 6 to 8 servings.Per serving: about 496 cal, 7 g pro, 30 g total fat , 16 g sat. fat , 51 g carb, 2 g fibre, 152 mg chol, 431 mg sodium. % RDI: calcium 8%, iron 21%, folate 19%, vit. A 128%, vit. C 5%.From the Hardcover edition.