Submitted by Tina Lissemore of Port William, N.S., this is the grand-prize winner of our 2005 Canada Day Chicken Challenge contest.
Chris Rokosh of Calgary entered our Great Canadian Cookie Contest with these energy-inducing morsels. The surprise ingredient (Cheddar) intrigued us, but it was the delicious taste and crunch that won her first prize.
I am very excited about entering my recipe in the 2009 Canadian Living Cook of the Year Contest. I am an avid home-cook and love creating new and exciting home recipes to make for my family and friends. I am a firm believer in seasonal cooking, using the freshest ingredients available, and making use of local ingredients whenever possible. Consequently, I was delighted to see that this year's contest was to feature Canadian ingredients. I wanted to take things a step further and include some local Newfoundland ingredients. Newfoundland and Labrador has some wonderful producers for fresh, often organic, produce, seafood and meat products...and of course the island is well known for it's abundance of wild berries. Berry picking is a provincial past-time in late summer and early fall and many families, including my own, can be found on the hillsides or barrens, bent over and collecting gallons of sweet, juicy berries to be used fresh, or to be frozen for use during the long winter months. I knew as soon as I read about this year's contest that I wanted to feature these berries, along with our wonderful, locally-raised lamb and artfully crafted local wines, in my recipe. I hope you enjoy a taste of Newfoundland!
In March (Nutrition Month) we asked you to submit your favourite higher-fat recipes for a healthy makeover. The winner of our healthy makever recipe contest is Jeanette Baye of British Columbia. She kindly agreed to test the new version, and her review of the lightened-up recipe is below. The original recipe had 440 calories and 27 g fat per serving based on six servings. The lightened up recipe has 409 calories and 17 g fat.
Thanksgiving weekend last year and The Village at Blue Mountain, Ont., was filled with the fragrance of freshly baked apple pies. For the first-ever Quintessential Apple Pie contest, bakers from this apple-growing region that rings Georgian Bay carried their pies – double crust, single crust, lattice top, streusel, Cheddar crust, even a chocolate apple combo – to the judging tables. Collingwood baking enthusiast Brenda Hall took first prize with a classic double-crust pie – a family recipe that's not too sweet but full and juicy with freshly harvested local McIntosh apples.