holiday eats link love

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 in Food

Coming up this weekend are two very important holidays in the Johnston household—Canada Day and Independence Day. I think it is so fun that the national holidays for both mine and Babyface’s home countries happen right around the same time of year. Even though Babyface is solidly an American resident now, we like to keep the Canadian pride alive in our house and celebrate Canada Day. And then, three days later we get to celebrate my great country with the 4th of July!

I love these two holidays so much because for us it always means a nice get together with family with lots of great food, some drinks and a decent amount of swimming. I think cooking for holidays is so fun because you get to be festive and cheesy! Bring on the red, white and blue sprinkles and the maple-leaf cookie cutter.

I’ve been stashing a lot of great holiday recipes in my Pinterest account, and thought I’d share what I’m looking forward to making this holiday weekend.


  1. You should “poutine” those zucchini fries for a little extra dash of Canadiana.

    • HAHA! I love the use of “poutine” as a verb. You know, I’ve never actually had poutine. I should make some. :)

  2. I have the fruit flag pinned as well! :) I am an elementary school teacher so I use our classroom parties as reasons to be cheesy and cook all of the themed dishes.

    • I love cheesy, holiday foods, but so often they are just cakes and cookies and artificial colors. I was so excited about that one!

  3. Oh my friend is from Canada and she always talks about Naniamo bars and how yummy they are but she said they are a lot of work to make…The recipe that you referenced seems pretty easy so I will try it out and surprise her! :) I really like poutine, she made that once for us but I like to think of it more of a snack because it didn’t keep me full for very long! It needed some meat, lol!

  4. Mmmm I could surely go for a Fourth of July cocktail this weekend. On the beach? Even better! Enjoy Canada Day and the 4th! :)

    • Having a beach nearby would be awesome, but we’re landlocked here. :P I guess I’ll just have to have the cocktail. Happy weekend!

  5. Thanks for sharing all those lovely recipes! They are making me drool!

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