In The Kitchen With Julie

Join our food editor, Julie Van Rosendaal, as she navigates mealtimes and creates delicious dishes in her home kitchen in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, 7 year old son, large dog, and extended circle of family and friends.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Sloppy Joe Tortilla Bowls

    Sloppy Joe Tortilla Bowls

    Take your sloppy Joe out of the bun and into a soft tortilla bowl with this fun spin on the classic. Taco seasoning mix gives them a bit of a kick and there's plenty of melty cheese lurking underneath the beef. 

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted January 05, 2019

  • Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts

    Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts

    These spiced nuts are completely addictive with a sweet-salty crunch and just a bit of heat. 

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted December 14, 2018

  • Sourdough French Toast with Chantilly Cream and Berries

    Sourdough French Toast with Chantilly Cream and Berries

    Is French toast the perfect brunch item? All signs point to yes. Take it one step further with homemade whipped cream and a raspberry puree. 

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted November 16, 2018

  • The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

    The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

    The ultimate chocolate chip cookie is dense and chewy, not too cakey, with crisp edges and chocolate chunks throughout. The way it should be. 

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted October 23, 2018

  • Spooky Eyeball Doughnuts

    Spooky Eyeball Doughnuts

    Check out your new fave party trick. These spooky treats are made with store-bought doughnuts, making them such a simple but scary Halloween dessert!

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted October 15, 2018

  • Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi (plus 2 sauces)

    Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi (plus 2 sauces)

    Real, from-scratch spinach ricotta gnocchi from the talented Emily Richards, from her new book Per la Famiglia.


    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted September 26, 2018

  • Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

    Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

    A good, basic chocolate cupcake recipe is invaluable when there are kids in the house. (And even when there's not.)

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted September 16, 2018

  • Basil and Aged Cheddar Scones

    Basil and Aged Cheddar Scones

    These cheddar scones from the Messy Baker are wonderfully cheesy, slightly sweet and have a burst of fresh basil. Perfect for balancing on the edge of a bowl of tomato soup.

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted September 08, 2018

  • Blueberry Waffles

    Blueberry Waffles

    Blueberries are in season and they're perfect for everything from cobblers to smoothies, but we're their biggest fan in fluffy-on-the-inside-crispy-on-the-outside waffles. 

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted July 16, 2018

  • Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Homemade ice cream sandwiches are surprisingly easy to make. Using brownies instead of cookies keeps them soft and easy to eat, and delivers maximum chocolate flavour.

    By Julie Van Rosendaal
    Posted July 11, 2018

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