Hooray! July 4th is almost here and that means BBQ pulled pork, juicy watermelon, potato salads and slaw.
We aren't celebrating the red, white and blue just yet though, friends, because today is Canada Day! Our friendly neighbors to the north are celebrating the birth of their nation and we've decided to round up some extra-Canadian recipes to get into the spirit.
We all know poutine is the ultimate Canadian dish but have you ever tried a gourmet version with jalapeños and beer?
Get the Gourmet Poutine recipe from Iron Stef
Maple syrup is another ultra-Canadian staple but the magic really happens when you add it to pecans and make the deliciousness that is Maple Pecan Pie.
Get the Maple Pecan Pie recipe from Nourished Kitchen
The Canadian take on the apple pie is to bake it with tart apples such as Northern Spies and add a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Yum!
Get the Apple Pie recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Chocolate. Bacon. Maple Syrup. No other words required here.
Get the Chocolate Bacon Cupcake recipe from The Novice Chef
Invented on the west coast, this bake sale staple is made with chocolate, wafers and custard.
Get the Nanaimo Bar recipe from Baked Bree
Not actually a "beaver's tail", this pastry is simply stretched to look like one, fried and then topped with sugar.
Get the Beaver Tail recipe from My Square Frying Pan
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