She found it in a cookbook released by the Etobicoke Guardian in 1979 that flowed out of a cooking contest they had held.
While Harper's mom's recipe was not one of the winners, the 62 page magazine format cookbook is a fascinating throwback to a different time and place.
Today we will look at the "Prize Winning" recipes. Note the prizes, the categories and the fact that there was a "Men Only" category (the winner took home a broilmaster).
While a few of the recipes look pretty good (especially the Ukrainian meat sticks), the Grand Prize "Gourmet meal for two" stretches the term gourmet.
Humorously the Grand Prize was a dishwasher...while one of the lesser prizes was a trip to Ottawa (that went to the vegetarian)!
Here are all the winning recipes as well as a few advertisements for the sake of ambiance.
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See also: Stephen Harper's Mom's Bran Muffin Recipe