One Loaf at a Time/One Bowl at a Time:
The Recipes that Brought Us Together
While We Remained Apart during COVID-19
During the first lockdown of COVID-19, our lives collectively ground to a halt. And what did we do while quarantined at home? Dusted off our recipes boxes and pulled out old family favourites! We baked bread, slow-cooked comforting stews, baked cookies and pies, served luscious cakes, and shared a meal with family.
Best selling cookbook, 'One Loaf at a Time/One Bowl at a Time,' includes nearly 100 of the 'Tried-and-True' Family-Tested Recipes served during the early days of the pandemic by TV Chef CJ Katz along with Seasoned Cooks from across Canada.
CJ gracefully weaves throughout this unique double-sided flip book heartwarming stories of perseverance, COVID-19 anecdotes, and more than 200 stunning photographs taken during the lockdown. It's a 'time capsule' that captures in recipes, stories, and photos a challenging moment in our history.
Your purchase will help sick kids! $2 from the sale of every cookbook will go to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation.
- 95 Amazing COVID-19 Recipes -
Well-tested home-style recipes
served by real families
during the early days
of the pandemic
of perseverance from seasoned cooks across Canada
Lots of anecdotes
about this unique moment
in our history
Family recipes made with
ingredients you can find in your grocery store!
Over 200 photos
including one of
$2 from the purchase of
goes to the JIM PATTISON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Look at the Recipes!
One Loaf at a Time
Sweet and Savoury Breads
Baking that will
Beautiful breads that every family loves like delicious Pesto Baguettes, Mino's Simple Crusty Boule, the most amazing Cinnamon Bun Loaf, Festive Hot Cross Buns... and so many more!
Biscuits, Loaves and Muffins
Old-fashioned recipes that
never go out of style
Simple, delicious and always a hit! Try Calysta's super-moist Banana Bread, Lisa's light and airy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits,
Apple-Cream Cheese Muffins, and
Lemon Blueberry Scones!
Cakes, Cookies, and
Tried, tested, and guaranteed to
taste great every time
Bet ya' can't eat just one slice of Liz's Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting! Try Michelle's One-Bowl Carrot Cake, or Curtis' Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies! Mmm...mmm... good!
One Bowl at a Time
Bowls that offer
Comforting soups like Deb's Borscht and Curtis' Chicken Noodle Soup bring a taste of home, while fancier ones like Val's Salmon Chowder, and Karl's Red Bell Pepper Soup, along with heartier potages like the Roasted Corn Chowder make you a
Hero in the kitchen!
Beautiful tangles that
dish up flavour galore
Great bowls of irresistible pasta!
Try Jeff's Classic Spaghetti Bolognese and Glenn's Venison Meat Sauce for a taste of the familiar, while Ellen's Creamy Chicken Lasagna and John's All-Amatriciana will wrap your family in delicious blankets of comfort!
Stews and Curries
quick ones too!
Bring smiles around the dinner table with good old-fashioned bowls like
Liz's Ground Beef Stew and Laurie's Kick-Butt Bison Stew...while the ethnic flavours of Cath's Moroccan Chicken Stew and Gaylene's Butter Chicken will make you win it
every time you cook!
Start making a meal your family will love!
Praise for 'One Loaf at a Time/One Bowl at a Time'
"... I love this book"
The pure Prairie spirit, the sense of real community and a culture where baking is an essential skill set that many are eager to relearn.
And the recipes! From the Onion Lover’s Twist with its buttery, poppyseed filling to Wallnut’s Rye Bread with lots of caraway and a secret ingredient --- dill pickle juice; to the decidedly old-fashioned Mincemeat Muffins that are stored, as we did in the 70’s, in an ice cream pail. I can hardly wait to try the Salted Caramel Buttertarts with Bacon.
The pages are populated with stories of COVID-cooking but CJ also respectfully pulls back the curtain and peeks into home and restaurant kitchens as she defines, honours and shares the delicious regional cuisine of Saskatchewan with all of Canada.
Anita Stewart C.M. LLD, Food Laureate, University of Guelph; Founder, Food Day Canada
"CJ makes it easy to make great food!! She totally inspired me to try pie crust."
I made the best homemade apple pie ever. And it was actually so easy and tasted so good!! My mom even gave it a red ribbon. 🏆🥇And trust me she doesn’t give them out easily. Lol It helped seeing how u do it on the Wheatland Cafe CJ. Thank you for inspiring me. ❤️❤️
If I can do it, you can too! ⭐️😎
Gina Zepick, FB follower and home cook
"...a beautiful work of art"
Omg CJ what a beautiful work of art you have created. Something to be proud of for sure, and it's an extreme honor to be a part of this wonderful endeavor.
Deb Cherepuschak, contributor and home cook
“I can’t say enough.”
CJ’s passion for cooking, connecting with people and giving back all shine through in this compilation of prized, local recipes. The pictures draw you in and the stories touch your heart – it doesn’t get any more Prairie than that.
Flipping through the pages brought me back to my roots, being reminded that everyone’s unique story is the secret ingredient to the delicious recipes showcased in this culinary read. Cooking and eating have connected families and friends for as long as we know, and COVID was a time no different.
Keep cooking, keep baking, and keep sharing the joy that brings everyone together - a true keepsake!"
Lucas Makowsky, Cooking Enthusiast and Olympic Champion - Speed Skating, Vancouver 2010
“I want to try every recipe. I love all the personal stories.”
I just picked up your cookbook today. It is so beautiful. I could not wait to read through. Well I completed my initial quick go through. WOW! I want to try every recipe. I love all the personal stories. Hats off to you . A job very well done.