Marilou Yampolsky, Special to the Camrose Canadian


Camrose Kodiaks forward has been well fed and cared for by the Swerda family this year. Supplied 

Feed the bears 

You are not supposed to feed the bears in the wild, but without a well-balanced meal from billets, Camrose Kodiaks players would not have advance to the second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs on the weekend.

Cinnamon sugar snowflakes are easy to make with the kids and make a fun and tasty snack. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian Contributor 

Warm up with winter snacks 

We’ve done all the fun winter snow stuff. We’ve been tobogganing, skiing and made snow forts galore, but when its crazy cold and we are getting sick and tired of winter it's time to brighten up our anti-snow attitude with some fun in the kitchen winter snacks.

The dedicated volunteers in the kitchen at the Ukrainian Catholic Church prepare between 2,200 and 3,500 perogies, steam 2,300 pounds of cabbage and 150-175 pounds of potatoes for every perogy lunch. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian contributor 

More then just perogies for lunch

If you haven’t been to the Ukrainian lunch at the Ukrainian Catholic church, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

Planning ahead can ensure Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch and help the host stay stress free. Supplied

Now is the time to plan Christmas dinner

It’s only the first week of December, but it’s not too soon to start thinking and planning for Christmas dinner. If it’s your first time, or your twentieth time preparing the big family feast, it still requires the same amount of planning and prep.

A proper diet for your dog is as important as it is for you. Supplied

Food fit for a dog

This article is a big shift from the usual, we are not talking about people food, the focus this week is on dog food.

The Heie family has found the no grocery store challenge has brought them closer together. Supplied

Test yourself with the no grocery store challenge

Have you ever cleaned out your pantry/cupboard and tossed expired food that you never got around to eating in time? Brought in the groceries and put yet another can of beans beside the exact same can already in the cupboard? Are you like me and have regular recipes that you make all the time and find your grocery list the same every single week? Do

Sami Smith opened G.O.A.T Coffee Co. two weeks ago and is already developing a loyal following on the east side of Camrose. Marilou Yampolsky/ Camrose Canadian Contributor

All the buzz about G.O.A.T. Coffee Co.

If you haven’t stopped in to try out the new coffee shop in town, it’s time to stop in and find out what all the buzz is about.

Patricia Zeniuk's signature product is her cinnamon twists. Daybreak Creations Photography. Supplied

Simple Delights from Grandma's kitchen

Did you grow up with that grandma who’s house always smelled like fresh baked cookies? Whose cookie jar was always full? A grandma who never complained when you ate fresh veggies out of her garden and sat on the porch shelling peas for hours and only a rare few made it into the bowl?

Hazel Cail and Gordon Paziuk are always ready to serve you at OleO’s Ice Cream at Mirror Lake Park in Camrose. Marilou Yampolsky/ Camrose Canadian Contributor

OleO’s serving up smiles with every cone

From May long weekend through the month of September (weather permitting), people flock to Mirror Lake Park to satisfy their sweet tooth with ice cream from OleO’s Ice cream castle.

Camrose volunteer firefighter Ricardo Whittingham serves up pancakes during the Camrose Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast in Camrose on May 7. Josh Aldrich/ Camrose Canadian

Firefighters serve the hungry masses breakfast

More than 2,500 eggs, 470 pounds of sausage, a secret recipe and some down-home community spirit came together on Sunday at the Camrose Fire Department Pancake breakfast.