Julie Van Rosendaal


Chocolate Chip Blondies

The difference between a brownie and a blondie? Blondies rely on a heavier splash of vanilla, forgoing the cocoa powder outright. However, both are delicious, chewy, easy and definitely a good use of your time. This recipe sees blondies studded with chocolate chips, which elevates them to very tasty levels. You should definitely make them.

Quick Refrigerator Pickles

Since these are quick refrigerator pickles, you won't need to worry about large batches, too many jars and processing them properly.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

The secret to meltingly tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs is to cook them for a long time over low heat before finishing them on the grill.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

This basic recipe makes use of leftover oatmeal. Whatever additions you use, serve these warm; leftovers freeze beautifully too, and make perfect car snacks. 


Use this as a blank canvas to create your own biscotti; add grated lemon or orange zest, chopped nuts or chocolate, apricots, cranberries, cherries or candied ginger

Classic Biscuits

Biscuits make great use of milk, buttermilk or cream that may be on its last legs; or thin some yogurt or sour cream with a little water.

Walnut Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are simple butter morsels sandwiched with simple jam, with a window to allow a peek of sweet colour and flavour.

Have kids, will travel – Saskatoon

Take a trip to Saskatoon. This family-friendly city has a slower, calmer pace, an amazing food scene, and plenty to explore.

Cherry Clafoutis

This French dessert is a cross between pancake and pudding. It’s traditionally made with cherries, but feel free to swap berries, peaches, plums, apricots or even sautéed apples.

Turkey Chili with Barley

Does it get more comforting than a simmering pot of chili? This one swaps beef for leaner turkey and the addition of nubby barley for nice texture.