Julie Van Rosendaal


Two-Bite Frittatas

Not only are single serving frittatas a handy way to nibble protein and veggies—they’re perfect for toddlers as well.

Roasted Fish with Pesto

For nights when you really have to eat and run, filets of salmon, trout and thick whitefish such as halibut, are ideal for roasting.

Cranberry Lemon Squares

For those who love sweets with a tang, cranberries and lemon deliver a double whammy – and they’re pretty on a plate. Dust them with icing sugar just before serving.

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

The heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes that's a greasy DIY breakfast sandwich with all the fixings. Here’s a faster, more compact version that’s easier to pull off on a rushed weekday morning.

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Thyme

Pork loin chops are quick and easy to cook. The butter and apples loosen any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, adding a boost of flavour. This is real fast food!

Pulled Pork Tacos

At home, tacos need not come from a box; let the slow cooker do the work, then shred tender pork with two forks to make a flavourful filling.

Cheesecake Brownies

A swirl of cream cheese filling dresses up dense chocolate brownies for the holidays; they’re perfect for parties, or for taking to the skating rink or ski hill.


Traditional Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread has limitless variations —try adding grated citrus zest, spices or fresh herbs, finely chopped nuts or chocolate, loose leaf tea, a scraped vanilla bean or maple extract.

Traditional Pot Roast and Cottage Pie

Once reserved for special occasion suppers, a slowly braised pot roast is the perfect fall comfort food. It requires minimal prep – the oven does most of the work, transforming an inexpensive cut of meat into a tender, flavourful meal, with veggies simmered on the side. Slide it into...

Squash stuffed with rice, kale and bacon

You can stuff acorn or other smaller-sized squash with just about anything; it’s a great way to use up leftover rice or other grains, or bits of fresh or cooked veggies.