Esquites (Mexican street corn salad)

Mexico is a country that I may never visit, but I sure do enjoy Mexican food. Esquites is one of our favourite side dishes to serve on Taco Tuesdays. It is a popular recipe of grilled corn, mixed with creamy, cheesy, lime-scented, chilli-flecked sauce. Sounds delicious, right? It’s perfect as summer approaches and fresh corn…

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Cantonese steamed fish

This recipe post is a belated one, as I meant to post it last week in time for Lunar New Year, but better late than never, right? Steamed fish is a traditional part of the Lunar New Year meal, thought to symbolize good luck. My blogger friend Rebecca reminded me that there is a Chinese…

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Mildred’s inspired blueberry pancakes

One of my favourite brunch spots in Toronto is Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, located in Liberty Village. Their hallmark menu item is Mrs. B’s Famous Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes — a fluffy, sweet and super photogenic concoction. Based on the date of that Instagram post, I haven’t had Mildred’s pancakes for over a year, so it was…

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Maple pecan baked brie

I haven’t posted a new recipe for awhile, so I’m finally bringing you a fresh one for the winter season. We found a simple recipe for baked brie that only requires five ingredients, producing a perfect combination of sweet and savoury. This is an ever popular appetizer served at holiday parties, but during these days…

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Holiday recipe roundup

Around this time last year, I started Mr. Chuckles’ Cooking Corner on the blog and now that we’ve come full circle 12 months later, I’m going to share with you a look back at a few of our best holiday season recipes. Most of them are for dessert! Rosemary and thyme pot roast According to…

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The famous ‘divorce’ carrot cake

No worries, all is well between me and Mr. Chuckles! In fact, our relationship is probably much enhanced after he baked us this delicious and delectable carrot cake, inspired by a popular post on Reddit. Last month, a Reddit author shared their mother’s recipe for this carrot cake that earned its title when their father…

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Goodfood recap: Meatballs and more

This past week’s worth of Goodfood meals featured some variety, but was capped on each end by meatballs. I love meatballs, so I’m not complaining! Here’s what we’ve been eating lately via our meal kit subscription. MONDAY Saucy scallion pork meatballs over jasmine rice with garlic sautéed greens & creamy slaw. Our first meatball meal…

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Strawberry honey whipped ricotta parfait

Summer is just about wrapping up, but you can eek out one last seasonal recipe with this whipped ricotta parfait. We made this a few weeks ago as a dessert and enjoyed its light and refreshing taste, and the opportunity to use up our remaining batch of strawberries. Recipe Adapted from She Loves Biscotti. Servings:…

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Experimenting with Chinese tea eggs

One of our favourite vendors at the Waterfront Asian Night Market, which we attend every year here in Toronto, are the tea eggs. Since the night market is cancelled this year and Mr. Chuckles suddenly had a craving for them, I decided to do a little kitchen experiment and make them on my own. Tea…

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Goodfood recap: Mostly vegetables

I should really eat more vegetables. This last week’s worth of Goodfood meal kits helped address my produce deficiency, with about half the meals being fully vegetarian and the others being at least ‘vegetable forward’. MONDAY Pork larb noodle salad with rainbow vegetables & sweet-chilli lemongrass vinaigrette. Larb, also known as laap, is a traditional…

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