Cooking Tips

Want to take your culinary skills to the next level? These cooking hacks will save you time, money and effort in the kitchen.

3 Hot and Spicy Meals

Want to turn up the heat during meal time? Here are three great dishes for the spicy food lover, each...


6 Fun Beef Recipes

Steak, burgers, meat sauces-who doesn't love beef? Try these 6 recipes to shake up your beef schedule.


Fresh & Tasty: Snacks

It's easy to make healthy, flavour-rich snacks-even with seemingly unhealthy foods like poutine, tacos, and chicken wings.


6 Perfect Pizza Recipes

With its combination of melted cheese, warm sauce, and chewy crust, pizza might be the ultimate comfort food. These easy...


6 Savoury Seafood Recipes

Seafood is simply succulent! But don't settle for fish sticks or a boring old tuna sandwich. These 6 creative recipes...


8 Out of the Ordinary Pork Recipes

Tired of pork chops and applesauce? Try one of these eight inventive recipes. Some of them swap apples for other...


Fresh & Tasty: Wild for Spring Vegetables

Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, new beginnings... and new springtime recipes starring some of the most nutritious veggies...


Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, now's a good time to get into the Irish Spirit!

3 Delectable Maple Syrup Recipes

Maple syrup can be used to add flavour to baking and cooking, or as a sweet topping on pancakes and...


Fresh & Tasty: Valentine’s Day

When I started my cooking school more than 30 years ago, I wanted people to have more fun in the...


3 Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah food makes for some of the tastiest holiday feasting imaginable. Here are three Hanukkah standbys: latkes, sufganiot, and broccoli...


12 Hot Drink Recipes

When freezing temperatures and howling winds close in, cozy up with a steaming brew. These 12 hot drink favourites, both...


Fresh & Tasty Recipes

If you need a quick meal idea, look no further! Fresh & Tasty delivers delicious, easy-to-make recipes courtesy of our...


A 48-Bottle Beginner Cellar

Keep it simple to start. Don't buy too many different types of wine until you have explored your palate preferences....


4 Healthy Breakfast Swaps

If you're stuck eating the same old high-sugar, high-fat breakfast, don't get discouraged. Starting your day off right is easy...


Holiday Recipe Makeovers

We've trimmed the fat -- but not the great taste -- from these easy dishes. And while they still won't...

Mousse-Filled Witches’ Hats

These rich snacks are filled with a creamy homemade mousse. Prepare them for your little goblins this Halloween.


Locavore Eateries Near You

Locavore is a new movement that involves eating produce grown or harvested in your area and supporting local farmers. Restaurants...


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Beautiful to the Core

Savvy spas and skin care companies across the country are branching out to incorporate new treatments harvested from forbidden fruit...


Fresh & Tasty: Thanksgiving

Food guru Bonnie Stern shares some of her favourite Thanksgiving recipes.


Your Guide to Great Summer Grilling

We asked you for some of your best recipes and grilling tips. Find out about a secret technique for...

5 Easy Ways to Get Ready for Summer Guests

Hosting out-of-town guests can be a wonderful experience, but can also be a bit stressful trying to make sure everything...


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BBQs Around the World

Every country has its own traditions and cuisine, and when it comes to barbecuing, every nation has its own style....


Versatile Vinegars

Vinegar has been used for centuries to flavour and preserve food. Most contain healthy antioxidants and nutrients derived from the...


10 Solutions for Cooking Disasters

Who hasn't had a few kitchen mishaps? No need to panic when you have a disaster. The most common mistakes...


Key Ingredients: Eggs

In the April 2009 issue of Reader's Digest, our culinary experts Bonnie Stern and Fran Berkoff bring you some great...


8 ways to cut calories when cooking

Want to cut calories when you cook at home? These innovative ideas will get you started