Looking for your next favourite recipe? See what Food Network Canada readers were cooking and baking this month: from kid-friendly sweet treats to easy air fryer snacks to trending comfort foods, these recipes are sure to inspire you.
Easy Colourful Gumdrop Nougat
Gumdrop nougat is the perfect no-bake recipe to whip up with the kids. Inspired by Italian torrone, this retro recipe uses mini marshmallows, white chocolate chips and butter to create a shortcut nougat base. Gumdrops are quickly folded into the soft mixture which, once cooled, is sliced into colourful, terrazzo-esque squares.
Crispy Rice Easter Egg Nests
A no-bake, kid-friendly Easter recipe that puts a festive spin on classic crispy rice treats. The coconut is dyed green to mimic grass and the baskets are topped with pastel coloured candy eggs for the ultimate Easter treat. You might need to buy double the candy eggs for snacking purposes. Now, get ready to get those hands sticky!
Non-Alcoholic Earl Grey Sour
If you’re interested in dipping your toes into the world of non-alcoholic cocktails, this tea-based drink is one that’ll have you coming back for more. The Earl Grey adds notes of bergamot which pair beautifully with non-alcoholic spirit base of Seedlip’s Spice 94. Balanced with the sweetness from the maple syrup and tartness from the pomegranate juice, it’s safe to say that this foamy non-alcoholic bevy will be a crowd-pleaser.
Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant and Zucchini with Rosemary and Honey
Meet your new favourite air fryer recipe! The air fryer perfectly cooks these panko-coated eggplant and zucchini coins – tender on the inside and super crispy on the outside. They are deliciously nuanced with a touch of rosemary and drizzle of honey to finish.
Anna Olson’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Straight from Anna Olson’s brand new cookbook Anna Olson’s Baking Wisdom, these chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are so simple and satisfying. According to Anna, “This is an anytime treat for me, or when I want to make something to share with neighbours or bring to a get-together, especially when there are kids.”
Birthday Cake Cookie Sticks
These Baking Therapy birthday cake cookie sticks are made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and come together in less than 30 minutes. They’re the perfect whimsical sweet treat you need to add to your afternoon tea or coffee.
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Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower is a versatile ingredient in vegetarian cooking and these cauliflower bites are always a favourite. However, instead of the bites being smothered in buffalo wing sauce or barbecue sauce (which is often the case), these are dusted in a light herby panko breading and air fried until crispy. Enjoy them on their own or serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Leave it to the mayor of Flavortown AKA Guy Fieri to come up with the ultimate stromboli recipe. Similar to a calzone, a stromboli can feature meats, vegetables and cheese. This stromboli can be made with homemade or store-bought pizza dough.
Related: Quiz: Guess the Guy Fieri Quote
Easy Tuna Mayo Onigiri
If it isn’t already, onigiri is sure to become your new favourite snack. Steamed rice is wrapped around tasty tuna mayo and then wrapped up in seaweed for the perfect on-the-go snack. It’s a simple, delicious and inexpensive way to use up that canned tuna in your pantry.
Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)
Often enjoyed during the month of Ramadan as a sweet treat to end the evening after a day of fasting, this fragrant dessert from the Indian subcontinent is made with milk and rice. It’s similar to rice pudding, with the addition of the delicate flavours of rose, saffron and pistachio.