Recipes For Success: Milk Calendar Celebrates 40 Years of Wholesome Goodness

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Dairy Farmers of Canada is celebrating 40 years of publishing the Milk Calendar. Starting November 19th the 2017 Milk Calendar will be distributed for free to almost 1.7 million homes across Atlantic Canada and Ontario. (CNW Group/Dairy Farmers of Canada)

2017 Milk Calendar Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary with a “How Far We’ve Come” Look Back at Family Favourite Recipes

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ – For four decades, Milk Calendar recipes have been a staple in many Canadian homes.  Whether mid-week meals or additions to special occasion menus, these recipes have helped busy parents raise healthy families.  With its 40th edition, the 2017 Milk Calendar offers a modern twist on classic favourites, including a meatloaf makeover and a Tiramisu inspired cupcake. Themed around a “How far we’ve come” concept, the 2017 recipes also incorporate a focus on updating traditional recipes with modern flavour combinations, a variety of produce and dairy products.

The much-anticipated 2017 Milk Calendar will be available starting November 19, 2017, and distributed for free to almost 1.7 million homes across Atlantic Canada and Ontario.

Heather Trim, accomplished Ontario food writer and recipe developer, has created 19 delicious and wholesome recipes for the 2017 Milk Calendar that incorporate the goodness of milk, by including at least a cup of milk in each recipe, and which can be ready in 45 minutes or less. Easy-to-follow instructions, cooking tips, nutritional analysis and ingredient options are also included, and each meal is made with 100% Canadian milk, ensuring that Canadians receive their recommended daily servings of milk and dairy products, as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating.***

“The milk in these recipes not only enhance the overall texture and taste but are a great way to add milk to your diet,” says Renée Lavallée, chef and food writer and Milk Calendar spokesperson. “Every recipe is easy and fast to make, covers all four food groups and is a perfect solution for busy families.”

The wide variety of recipes are all delicious and easy-to-make, including Festive Fruit & Hazelnut Stuffing, Smoked Salmon Pasta Primavera, a classic twist on Eggs Benedict and many more recipes that are sure to tempt your taste buds. Canada’s 150th Birthday is highlighted within this year’s calendar which includes a 2-page feature on PEI’s Crasdale Farm, a picturesque property that has been farmed by the same family for over 150 years. Another highlight is a special Apple Berry Cobbler recipe that would be perfect at any July 1st celebration.

As with every edition of the Milk Calendar, each month features a recipe, as well as additional baking recipes and tips on cheese pairings. Important holidays and occasions are prominently displayed, with French translations of each monthly recipe located on the last two pages of the calendar.

All Milk Calendar recipes since 1974 are available at, where there are now 121 Milk Calendar recipe videos also available for viewing on the site.

The 2017 Milk Calendar officially launches on November 19, 2016 and will be distributed for free in local daily newspapers in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. You can see the complete list of newspapers on

Celebrating 40 years serving up delicious recipe ideas, will feature all of the recipes found in the 2017 Milk Calendar in English and French. The website will also host monthly recipe videos for the 2017 Milk Calendar, and a recipe video collection created for the Milk Calendar over the years. The monthly recipes are also printed in French on the last two pages of the calendar.

About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization which defends the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and strives to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working in accordance with supply management principles, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives. Visit for more information.