All Recipes

7 Cup Pudding

Submitted by: Sarah Sullivan, St. John’s (NL)

“This recipe originated with my grandfather and has been the main dessert at Christmas family gatherings for many years. The sight and smell of 7 cup pudding is as much our symbol of Christmas as the tree standing in the corner.”

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Ackee and Saltfish (Codfish)

Submitted by: Nadia Sajous, AXON New York

“This is a traditional Jamaican dish usually served for breakfast. It's special to me because it is one of my favorite dishes that my mother would make on holidays for our family breakfast.”

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Apple Pudding

Submitted by: Jean-Pierre Vasseur, RES PUBLICA

“This is my mother-in-law’s traditional recipe and a Christmas classic!”

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Submitted by: Megan McCracken, AXON CTS

“You can make a big batch and can it in mason jars then give it to friends during the holiday season. ”

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Asian-style Flank Steak

Submitted by: Jean-Alexandre D'Etcheverry, Montreal

“This recipe is tasty and easy to prepare. It’s been one of my favourite comfort foods for years. ”

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Aunt Mo's Famous Brownies

Submitted by: Shawn Patterson Baker, AXON CTS

“This is the recipe my sister-in-law makes for family and friends when they need a little love!”

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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Submitted by: Caroline Chin, AXON CTS

“I make this stuffing for my family every Thanksgiving and Christmas and it has become a holiday staple. We customize ours to be vegetarian and serve separately, but it can be easily modified to taste. The fresh fruit and parsley really help to make this stuffing a lighter, fresher option. You won’t use a stuffing mix ever again!”

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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Submitted by: Stephanie Mitton, Ottawa

“This is an appetizer that we would often have for family events. It reminds me of home and special occations with my family. ”

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Baked French Toast

Submitted by: Allison Pothier, Halifax

“This is a Pothier family tradition - served every Christmas morning! It just tastes like Christmas. ”

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Banana Pudding

Submitted by: Danielle Cavazzini, AXON New York

“This is my aunt's favorite dessert and I make it during the holidays especially for her!”

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Bear Meat Stew in Beer

Submitted by: Éric Cardinal, Montreal

“I’m fascinated by the history of the First Nations and I also love to cook, so I like to try recipes created by aboriginal chefs or inspired by their traditional foods. The bear is a very important animal for First Nations in Ontario and Quebec, not only as a source of food but also in their mythology, where it symbolizes strength. Some aboriginal hunters place an offering of tobacco on the bear’s muzzle before butchering it. If you can get hold of some bear meat, you must try this recipe!”

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Boozy British Trifle

Submitted by: Joanna Wilson, Toronto

“It's a modern twist on a classic dessert, which my mother -- who came to Canada from Scotland in 1967 -- made every year. My sister took it up a notch with this even better version from the domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson. It's a pudding with punch.”

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Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate

Submitted by: Alex-Sandra Thibault, Montreal

“It’s very easy to make and guaranteed to impress your guests! Serve with homemade vanilla-bourbon ice cream or a store bought equivalent. Note: I always double the recipe. The first pie is for my guests, the second lasts me the rest of the week! Trust me: you won’t be sorry! Homemade vs. store bought crust: If you have the time and the inclination, you can make your own piecrust, but don’t worry about using a frozen storebought crust. Your guests will love it either way.”

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Candy Cane Clusters

Submitted by: Fiona Marshall, Halifax

“This is a great way to use up all those candy canes you never know what to do with! And these aren't meant to look perfect, so it's fun to smash up all the ingredients! ”

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Caramel Shortbread

Submitted by: Sarah Bannoff, Toronto

“My mom always made this for Christmas when we were kids - it's an absolute family favourite. And it's simple to make!”

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