Julie Van Rosendaal


Classic Caramel Corn

This ballpark favourite keeps well and is easy to make in large batches for bake sales, holidays, birthdays, movie nights or just plain snacking. Package the sweet kernels in decorative bags, boxes or small take-out containers and it’s sure to be a best-seller! 

Bulgogi beef with peppers

Stir-fried marinated beef, known as bulgogi in Korean communities, is a favourite take-out order, but it’s easy to make at home, too.

No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake Jars

Fresh berries are a tasty and attractive topping, but any kind of fruit compote would work well. Come to think of it, so would chocolate or caramel sauce.

Chicken caesar salad wraps

Prep the ingredients for chicken Caesar salad wraps ahead of time so everything’s ready to go.

Simple Cheeseburgers

A well-made cheeseburger is a beautiful thing, particularly in the summer, when cooking – and dining — al fresco is the order of the day.

Portobello Burgers

Sometimes you don't need ground beef to achieve a juicy, meaty burger patty. Enter portobello. One of the easiest, meatiest burgs on the block.

Berry-Watermelon Ice Pops

With 92 percent water, watermelon is perfect for puréeing and freezing into all-fruit ice pops – no added sugar required. Fresh or frozen raspberries, strawberries or cherries add a vitamin boost.

Top-Your-Own Crostini the Whole Family Will Love

These “little toasts” can be topped with anything, and are fun for little fingers to assemble.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

These bars are the best of all worlds—soft and chewy, with pockets of chocolate and crunchy, salty pretzels on top. Could there be a tastier after-school snack than a warm pan of these, straight from the oven?

Quick Butter Chicken (with a Twist!)

Who doesn’t love butter chicken? It comes together more quickly than you might think, making it perfect comfort food for a busy weeknight.