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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Pouding Chomeur (Poor Man’s Pudding)

This old-time recipe is a simple cake baked in a hot maple caramel sauce. This recipe has been in the family since the 1930s. As butter and sugar were often scarce and relatively expensive in an era of rationing and frugality, desserts were a luxury that many of modest means could not afford.  Originating in…

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Canadian Precooked Ingredients Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing

This oven baked stuffing recipe goes well with roast chicken. Cook it in the oven alongside your chicken and you have the perfect companion for a fall or winter meal. This past fall, I visited the early 18th century windmill at Pointe du Moulin just west of Montreal and it made me appreciate how our…

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Canadian Recipes Soup

French Canadian Pea Soup

What has been handed down from the first settlers of a land called New France, traditional soupe aux pois and the commercially popular Habitant Pea Soup, is today considered comfort food in most of Canada. This hearty soup dates back to a time when French Canadian settlers made do with basic supplies brought in by ship from…

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Breakfast Canadian French Recipes

Sweet & Savory Crêpes

One of the things I remember most about by first visit to Quebec City was ordering crêpes from a street vendor. Once you chose your fillings and placed your order you watched and waited as the crêpier showed off their technique. Then voilà, a delicious treat that you could eat on the go as you…