Canadian Recipes

ALMOST SALTY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

ALMOST SALTY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

These are the best peanut butter cookies we have ever tasted.

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ANTHONY ROSE'S MAPLE FIRECRACKER SHRIMP

ANTHONY ROSE'S MAPLE FIRECRACKER SHRIMP

Although I don’t usually deep-fry, these shrimp from The Drake Hotel’s award winning executive c... More

APPLE PUDDING CAKE WITH MAPLE SYRUP

This is an old-fashioned pudding cake made with apples and maple syrup. Adding caramel to maple mixt... More

BROWN SUGAR PEACH HAND PIES

The recent obsession with Southern cooking has brought a lot of attention to pies in general and sm... More

BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING WITH MALDON SALT

With the help of Adam Gopnik’s conversational recipe for butterscotch pudding in his book “The T... More

CELERY ROOT VEGETABLE SOUP

You can add rutabaga, parsley root or other favourite vegetables and serve it partially pureed or as... More

CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE

After reading or seeing The Help, you may think you’ll never want chocolate cream pie again. But t... More

CLASSIC ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

A thin cake instead of cookies (a trick from a Martha Stewart magazine) seems to be easier and less ... More

CRANBERRY LIME CHUTNEY

CRANBERRY LIME CHUTNEY

This refreshing condiment is from the late Elizabeth Harris, the manager of the Brickworks market. G... More

CREAMIEST MASHED POTATOES

CREAMIEST MASHED POTATOES

Here are our tips for the lightest, fluffiest, smoothest mashed potatoes: - Use baking potatoes. -... More

DENIS COTTER'S STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH WALNUT CRUMBS

At a cooking demo at Brickworks Market to promote his new vegetarian cookbook "For the Love of Food"... More

FISH CAKES WITH LEMON AIOLI

FISH CAKES WITH LEMON AIOLI

We made a version of these fish cakes for a special brunch edition of our book club when Maritimer D... More

FLO BRAKER'S PASSOVER BANANA CHIFFON CAKE

FLO BRAKER'S PASSOVER BANANA CHIFFON CAKE

On a trip to San Francisco, baking expert Flo Braker gave me this recipe from her new book "Baking f... More

GINGERBREAD PEAR COBBLER

GINGERBREAD PEAR COBBLER

You can use apples instead of pears. Scoop ice cream ahead of time and store in the freezer to save ... More

GREEN BEANS WITH BROWN BUTTER AND HAZELNUTS

GREEN BEANS WITH BROWN BUTTER AND HAZELNUTS

This is a stunning vegetable dish, delicious with the taste of brown butter and hazelnuts. More

GREEN CRUNCH SALAD

GREEN CRUNCH SALAD

This salad, from my friend Elizabeth Pizzinato, is so refreshing and delicious especially with a hea... More

GRILLED ASPARAGUS PLATTER

GRILLED ASPARAGUS PLATTER

There's nothing as good as locally grown, thick asparagus. More

GRILLED CHEESE WITH KALE AND RIOPELLE

GRILLED CHEESE WITH KALE AND RIOPELLE

This delicious version of grilled cheese can be made with your favourite grated cheese instead of th... More

GRILLED SPOT PRAWNS OR SHRIMP

GRILLED SPOT PRAWNS OR SHRIMP

I bought fresh B.C. spot prawns from Fisherfolk at Brickworks market one Saturday and made this easy... More

GRILLED STEAK SANDWICHES WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND GORGONZOLA MAYO

GRILLED STEAK SANDWICHES WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND GORGONZOLA MAYO

For a delicious, fun and reasonably priced, casual barbecue, setup a steak sandwich bar with a vari... More

HADDOCK BURGERS WITH CURRY MAYO

HADDOCK BURGERS WITH CURRY MAYO

When I was in Nova Scotia we had lunch at Lanes Privateer Inn in Liverpool, and had a delicious hadd... More

HOMEMADE CARAMEL POPCORN WITH PECANS

Homemade caramel corn is a special treat. Pop the corn in the microwave or pop about 1/2 cup corn k... More

INDIVIDUAL PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CAKES

INDIVIDUAL PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CAKES

This was the amazing dessert we served when we hosted The Drake Hotel’s first Urban Garden Party w... More

JACK WINBERG'S BARBECUED RIBS

JACK WINBERG'S BARBECUED RIBS

Family friend Jack Winberg is famous for his ribs. He uses fresh (not frozen) lean back ribs and li... More

KALE CAESAR WITH CASHEW DRESSING

Also from Langdon Hall, this is a great version of Caesar salad. I also made it with escarole. (For ... More

LEFTOVER THANKSGIVING POT PIE

With frozen puff pastry you can easily make a very professional looking pie. You can buy puff pastry... More

LES FOUGERES' CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH CHEDDAR

LES FOUGERES' CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH CHEDDAR, BACON AND MAPLE PECANS

Les Fougeres, in Chelsea, Quebec, just 15 minutes from Ottawa, is a favourite destination of Ottawa'... More

LOBSTER SALAD

LOBSTER SALAD

After a trip to Halifax and the south shore I became obsessed with lobster. And if you want fresh lo... More

MAGIC DUST WITH FLATTENED CHICKEN

Mitchell Davis said one of the best recipes he learned from being a judge on Food Network’s Best i... More

MAPLE GLAZED RIBS

MAPLE GLAZED RIBS

This recipe is based on one of my all-time favourite rib recipes from Linda Stephen who has a cookin... More

MARK MCEWAN'S MEATLOAF

MARK McEWANS MEATLOAF

This meatloaf, from Mark McEwan's new cookbook Great Food At Home, is just delicious. At his store, ... More

MARK PICONE’S SUMMER RISOTTO WITH PEACHES

MARK PICONE'S SUMMER RISOTTO WITH PEACHES

Mark Picone, former chef of Vineland Estates Winery, now has his own culinary studio where you can b... More

MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I love milk chocolate and ever since Francine Menard introduced us to Cocao Barry Ghana 40% Milk Cho... More

NEDDIE'S HARBOUR INN'S SEAFOOD CHOWDER

NEDDIE'S HARBOUR INN'S SEAFOOD CHOWDER

When I was in Newfoundland we tried chowder wherever we went but Neddie's Harbour Inn in Norris Poin... More

OLD-FASHIONED MEATLOAF

OLD-FASHIONED MEATLOAF

You can serve this meatloaf plain with mashed potatoes and peas or, dress it up, in a sandwich (or n... More

PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH COOKIES

PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH COOKIES

On the way back from Newfoundland, I spotted these cookies at The Highwheeler Bakery in Baddeck, Nov... More

PERTH COUNTY SWEET GARLIC SOUP

Off season, Stratford Chefs School students run Rundles Bistro at lunch and The Prune Restaurant at ... More

PUMPKIN PANCAKES WITH MAPLE SYRUP

PUMPKIN PANCAKES WITH MAPLE SYRUP

Make these delicious treats with fresh pumpkin puree (made from small sugar or pie pumpkins), cann... More

RED FIFE WHEAT PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS AND BACON

RED FIFE WHEAT PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS AND BACON

Red fife wheat is all Canadian. Vary the recipe by adding vegetables as they come into season. You c... More

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHEESE

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHEESE

This is a delicious way to cook cauliflower. Slice it or break into florets. More

ROASTED FINGERLING FRIES WITH AIOLI DRIZZLE

ROASTED FINGERLING FRIES WITH AIOLI DRIZZLE

We co-hosted a corporate event at The Drake Hotel with Chef Anthony Rose. Instead of serving his fam... More

ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES WITH HERBS

ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES WITH HERBS

These potatoes are delicious just roasted and even better with the dressing. More

ROOT VEGETABLE BORSCHT

ROOT VEGETABLE BORSCHT

After tasting a root vegetable borscht at Dano's Heuriger I resurrected this delicious root vegetabl... More

RYE BERRY SALAD WITH CORN AND GREEN BEANS

I had never thought of cooking rye berries (sometimes called rye kernels) until I had them in a sala... More

SAUTEED FIDDLEHEADS WITH GARLIC AND SHALLOTS

SAUTEED FIDDLEHEADS WITH GARLIC AND SHALLOTS

I always felt so unCanadian not loving fiddleheads but I just hadn't had them right for me yet. Than... More

SCHNITZEL OF PORK

This recipe is from the popular new cookbook “The Art of Living According to Joe Beef” by Fred M... More

SMOKED MEAT HASH WITH POACHED EGGS

SMOKED MEAT HASH WITH POACHED EGGS

Corned beef or pastrami also work well in this. When poaching eggs, the fresher the eggs, the firmer... More

SMOKED TROUT AND POTATO SALAD

SMOKED TROUT AND POTATO SALAD

This German style potato and smoked fish salad makes a great appetizer or light main course for summ... More

SMOKY BARBECUED BRISKET

The secret to making delicious brisket is to buy a good brisket and cook it until it is fork tender.... More

SMOKY DEVILLED EGGS

Devilled eggs are enjoying a big revival along with other southern favourites - perfect as an appeti... More

SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN WITH PAPRIKA AND OLIVE OIL

SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN WITH PAPRIKA AND OLIVE OIL

This is a quick and delicious way to cook chicken. Have the butcher flatten the chicken for you or d... More

SWEDISH SODA BREAD

SWEDISH SODA BREAD

This Swedish take on Irish soda bread from my friend and nutrition educator, Nina Le Page, is quite ... More

SWEET BEET CHOCOLATE CAKE

SWEET BEET CHOCOLATE CAKE

Deep, dark, moist, rich and delicious, this chocolate cake is amazing. The secret ingredient is beet... More

SWEET CORN SOUP WITH CHARRED TOMATOES, BASIL AND MAPLE

This delicious soup from Executive Chef Jonathan Gushue and Sous Chef David Sider of Langdon Hall is... More

TROUT POINT LODGE MIXED BERRY CUSTARD TART

TROUT POINT LODGE MIXED BERRY CUSTARD TART

Trout Point Lodge is hidden in the wilderness of Nova Scotia. It’s the province's only Relais & Ch... More

TURKEY BREAST WITH BARBECUE SAUCE

TURKEY BREAST WITH BARBECUE SAUCE

If you don't like buying processed meats, it is very easy to roast a turkey breast for your own "u... More

UPSIDE DOWN RASPBERRY CAKE

UPSIDE DOWN RASPBERRY CAKE

Cranberries, blueberries, peaches and plums can be used instead of raspberries. More

VANILLA CINNAMON BAKED APPLES

VANILLA CINNAMON BAKED APPLES

Here’s a great dessert forfall or winter (and perfect for Rosh Hashanah) where old-fashioned comfo... More

WHEAT FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

WHEAT FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Alice Medrich’s “Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy” includes all kinds of traditional, modern, de... More

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark with Pistachios

WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK WITH PISTACHIOS

Chocolate bark is really easy to make and everyone loves it so much. You can vary it with different ... More

WILD MUSHROOM MEDLEY BRUSCHETTA

WILD MUSHROOM MEDLEY BRUSCHETTA

We used to have the most amazing books clubs where authors attended, spoke to the group and then we ... More

WOODLOT'S ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH HAZELNUT VINAIGRETTE

WOODLOT'S ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH HAZELNUT VINAIGRETTE

Woodlot’s chef/owner David Haman served this delicious asparagus salad at Toronto Taste.... More