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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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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Strawberry almond pavlova

Happy (belated) Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! I was at work, while Mr. Chuckles enjoyed a nice bank holiday at home and spent the entire day cooking up our Canada Day feast. The star was the smoked brisket which he slaved over for nine hours, but I’m going to share the…

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Brazilian-style rotisserie pineapple

Mr. Chuckles continues to experiment with our Kamado Joe grill, recently sprucing it up with their rotisserie attachment. This week, we’ve enjoyed rotisseried picanha steak and cornish hen. After those hearty meaty meals, it was time to test out a sweeter treat. When Mr. Chuckles and I were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel &…

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Mango sticky rice

Travel plans are on hold these days, but that doesn’t stop us from reminiscing about our past adventures around the world, and occupying our time with recreating our favourite dishes from abroad. One of my favourites from Thailand is mango sticky rice, which we enjoyed several times during our trip there last year. Although it…

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Key lime pie for Pi Day

In preparation for upcoming Pi (ฯ€) Day this weekend, I present to you Mr. Chuckles’ recently discovered recipe for Key lime pie. This is probably my favourite pie, as its light texture and citrus flavour serves as a nice palate cleanser after a heavy meal. The classic Key lime pie originated in Florida, where it…

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Salted chocolate chip crinkled cookies

Sometimes all you need is a perfectly baked chocolate chip cookie to make your day. One of my favourite places in Toronto for pastries, particularly cookies, is Mabel’s Bakery. They make the absolute best chewy chocolate chip cookies that are crispy on the edge and soft in the middle. Mr. Chuckles found this recipe which…

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Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Today’s dessert recipe is inspired by one of our favourite bakeries, Milk Bar, helmed by award winning pastry chef Christina Tosi. We frequent the Toronto location attached to Momofuku and have visited the shop inside Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, where we enjoyed their classic Birthday Cake. Milk Bar’s best known creation, however, is cereal…

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Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic dessert made of moist sponge cake, covered with toffee sauce and usually served with a vanilla custard or ice cream. Its origin is a little convoluted. The invention is often attributed to English chef Francis Coulson of the Sharrow Bay Country House hotel sometime in the 1970s, but Coulson…

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