Classic cheesecake is topped with a chunky sour cherry topping in our ultimate Canadian cherry cheesecake. Happy Canada Day! Photo by Jeff Coulson.

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Classic cheesecake is topped with a chunky sour cherry topping in this dessert favourite. The time it takes to bake on low heat helps keep the filling silky smooth. Cheesecake is easiest to cut when cold, so allow ample refrigerating time before serving.

Perhaps the most Canadian dessert of all is the iconic butter tart.

Butter Tart Ice Pops

Butter Tart Ice Pops—Perhaps the most Canadian dessert of all is the iconic butter tart.

From sweet maple to zingy ginger to tart raspberries, this cake has it all. It's the perfect indulgence at the end of a big day of celebrating.

Canadian Maple Raspberry Cake

Canadian Maple Raspberry Cake—From sweet maple to zingy ginger to tart raspberries, this cake has it all. It's the perfect indulgence at the end of a big day of celebrating.

Canadian Hot Chocolate recipe

Canadian Hot Chocolate

Canadian Hot Chocolate - Add a cute, sparkly maple leaf garnish, and a simple mug of white hot chocolate becomes the perfect beverage for an Olympic cheering session or while watching the fireworks on Canada Day!

Our ultimate strawberry rhubarb pie features a braided crust and leaf-shaped cutouts for an extra-special presentation. This is a must-try dessert for Canada Day! Photo by Jodi Pudge.

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A braided crust and leaf-shaped cutouts give this seasonal favourite an extra-special presentation. Our secret ingredient is tapioca starch, which thickens the strawberry juices for a glossy, clump-free filling.

Get inspired with these pretty red and white decor tablescape ideas for a great Canada Day party.

3 steps to creating a charming patriotic tablescape

3 steps to creating a charming patriotic tablescape—Get inspired with these pretty red and white decor tablescape ideas for a great Canada Day party.

We love the versatility of this cake: Make it a trendy naked cake and have extra icing for creating cake pops, or go to town and generously cover each layer with fudgy maple icing.

Naked Canadian Maple Fudge Cake

Naked Canadian Maple Fudge Cake—We love the versatility of this cake: Make it a trendy naked cake and have extra icing for creating cake pops (see tip below), or go to town and generously cover each layer with fudgy maple icing.

Curling Stone Sandwich Cakes recipe

Curling Stone Sandwich Cakes

Curling Stone Sandwich Cakes - Perhaps not quite a craft, but so awesome for an Olympic themed party.

Our grilled sweet potato salad with goat cheese is a lighter take on poutine. Try it as a side dish at your next barbecue. Happy Canada Day! Photo by Maya Visnyei.

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Goat Cheese—Dish up this lighter take on poutine in a large serving platter; you want the tangy sauce on each and every bite. If you're using larger potatoes, microwave them a bit longer than instructed.

Our kale and fennel salad with lemon dill dressing is a refreshing side dish for your Canada Day barbecue. Photo by Maya Visnyei.

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This refreshing salad can be made with your favourite type of salad greens, if you prefer to substitute the baby kale; mixed baby greens, arugula and torn red or green leaf lettuce are all great options. Don't like dill? The licorice-like flavour of tarra

This Canada Day, turn off the oven and make this delicious strawberry shortcake in your slow cooker instead! Photo by Jodi Pudge.

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Our technique of cooking the perfect cake in a slow cooker uses both the high and low settings, ensuring that the cake stays tender without being too moist. Good-quality parchment paper is on the heavier side, and it will help insulate the cake so that it

Need a showstopping barbecue main for your Canada Day barbecue? Try our grilled maple mustard short ribs—they've got maple syrup in the marinade! Photo by Maya Visnyei.

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We& given Korean short ribs a Canadian touch by marinating them in a sweet, tangy blend of balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon. Korean-style ribs are sliced super thin, so they soak up the flavours and cook in minutes.

How much do you know about Canada? These ten facts about our great country just might surprise you. Happy Canada Day!

10 Surprising facts about Canada

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There's nothing like celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa, Ont., says Julia McEwen, Canadian Living's Fashion and Beauty director. Read on for more of McEwen's favourite Canada Day experiences in our nation's capital.

Celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa, Ont

There's nothing like celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa, Ont., say's Julia McEwen, Canadian Living's Fashion and Beauty director. Read on for more of McEwen's favourite Canada Day experiences in our nation's capital.

Show your national pride on Canada Day by DIYing these party-perfect flag-inspired placemats!

Canada Day DIY placemat

Canada Day DIY placemat—Show your national pride with these party-perfect flag-inspired placemats.

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