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Mini Grilled Cheese Cakes Recipe

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I have a slight obsession with grilled cheese sandwiches. I even threw myself a grilled cheese themed birthday party. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. I had…

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Easy Pistachio Cherry Tart Recipe and a Giveaway!

I absolutely LOVE cherries. Artificial cherry flavour has a bad reputation, but it’s my absolute favourite fake flavour (lollipops, jello, popsicles). I love fresh cherries even more than fake ones and nothing says summer to me more than cherries. Growing up in Vancouver…

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Spicy Korean Fried Chicken Recipe

The first time I had KFC (Korean fried chicken, not Kentucky) was in New York about seven years ago. I led Mike on a merry chase around the city visiting random Korean joints that smelled deliciously of deep fried goodness. Our…

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Spicy Tuna Toast Recipe

I think I could live on tiny food. What is it about bite sized food that is just so. much. better. than regular size? Is it it’s inherent cuteness? The miniature-ness of it? Or is it the fact that it’s just so easy to pop into your mouth in the perfectly constructed bite? I’m all about the perfectly constructed bite. Once, in high school I made myself a plate of nachos that took over 30 minutes to assemble. I know, you’re thinking, how could spreading out some chips and topping them with cheese take 30 minutes? Well, I went all OCD and made sure that each one had the perfect amount of taco meat, jalapeños, green onions and cheese. When they came out of the oven I carefully topped each one with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

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Spicy Tuna Deviled Eggs Recipe

This week I’m partnering up with Tabasco for a 10 ingredient challenge! Essentially, it’s 10 ingredients, 5 recipes. I absolutely love creating dishes when I have a limited number of ingredients. It’s one of my favourite games: what deliciousness can I…

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Asparagus and Eggs, Two Ways

I’ve been having lots of issues with soft boiled eggs lately. Not the soft-boiling part, but the peeling. It’s strange because (not to be boastful or anything) I never used to have issues peeling eggs. I always wondered what the…

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Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs

I know some people who don’t like egg yolks. I just don’t get that. Egg yolks are the best part! I mean, I like egg whites too, but I would never just eat the whites and leave the yolk. But…

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Sriracha Caramel Corn Recipe

I’m not the type to enjoy the Super Bowl (give me the Puppy Bowl any day!) but I must I am intrigued by game day food. From what I can tell, game day food can be, but is not limited…

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Mushroom Onion Tart Recipe

When we were teenagers, my mom used to stock the freezer up with loads of frozen foods for me and my brother to bake up or microwave on a whim. Back in the day Kevin and I didn’t really have any…

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Bacon-Wrapped Yaki Mochi Recipe

I’m in the land of mochi, sushi and all things kawaii and I’m loving it! If you’ve never had mochi before, you should definitely try it. Mochi is kind of hard to describe with it’s gooey chewiness, but all you…

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Mini Baked Jalapeño Spinach Dip Recipe

Happy December! It’s my most favourite time of year! I love, love, love Christmas and even though I won’t be home in Vancouver this year, I’m still going to be celebrating. December is one of my favourite months – full…

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Totoro Spam Musubi Recipe

Happy Halloween Eve! I’m not dressing up this year — every year I have big plans to paper mâché a giant bunny head, or sew myself a Totoro suit, but inevitably I just end up looking at thousands of photos…

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Chicka-rones: Deep-Fried Chicken Skin Recipe

Do you ever have a bunch of random chicken skins hanging out in the fridge/freezer? I always buy skin-on chicken but a lot of the time I’ll end up using the chicken and having leftover chicken skins. I’ll either pan-fry…

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Best Ever Cinnamon Toast Recipe

Now that cooler weather is rolling in, I’m on a toast kick. I feel like toast is on a completely different level than plain old bread. I almost feel bad for bread and it’s lack of crispy edges. Whenever I…

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Sriracha Beef Nacho Recipe

I love nachos and I’m pretty sure the whole world loves nachos too. Case in point: my dad, who makes it a point to only consume Asian food, loves nachos. I introduced them to him many, many years ago on…

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Banh Mi Taco Recipe

These banh mi tacos combine two of my favourite things: banh mi and tacos. Sometimes it not so easy finding fresh Vietnamese baguettes (I’m quite picky about the bread my banh mi is made on) and for some reason, using…

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Triple Fried Chips Recipe

Most people fall into either the french fry category (thin and crispy) or the chip category (thick and potatoey). I happen to love both. I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to golden, delicious deep-fried potatoes. Thin, thick, crunchy, crispy,…

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Mini Scotch Quail Eggs Recipe

I can’t remember my first Scotch egg or even why I decided to try one, but after the first bite I was hooked. How could I not fall in love a perfectly boiled egg wrapped up in a sausage coat?…

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Baked Pork and Crab Wonton Recipe

I have a thing for wonton skins. Even when I was a kid, I used to just eat the skins and leave the meat behind. Eating wontons always meant that I’d get a talking to from my mom. “Why are…

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Ebi Tempura Rice Ball Recipe

If you ever have a chance to visit Japan, you should definitely make it a priority to visit the basements of the department stores. Sounds like a weird item to have on your must-visit list, but trust me, the department…

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Pierogi Grilled Cheese Recipe

For food emergencies, I always tend to have one of three instant food items in the house: frozen dumplings, instant noodles and frozen pierogis. Frozen pierogis, homemade or store-bought, are a lifesaver when I’m out of my mind hungry and…

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Hot Dog Bun Recipe

If you’ve ever had Asian style baked goods, you’ll notice that they taste a bit different from regular-style bakery offerings. Their bread tends to be a little bit sweeter and they’re a lot fluffier and softer. I love buying loaves…

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Triple Deviled Eggs Recipe

One of my favourite snacks to make is deviled eggs. I didn’t grow up eating deviled eggs (in fact, the first deviled egg I had was at the ripe old age of 20), but something about their cool creaminess makes…

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Crab Rangoon Grilled Cheese Recipe

We didn’t have any crab rangoon on our road trip, but we did see a ton of roadside Chinese restaurants that made me constantly shout out “crab rangoon!” I’m so happy that crab rangoon came into my life. Crab and…

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Crispy Noodle Cake Recipe

When I was young and living at home, my mom tried hard to have a home-cooked meal on the table everyday. Usually, there’d be a meat dish, a veggie dish, and rice. She even managed to make a big pot…

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Kimchi Quesadilla Recipe

Putting kimchi and cheese together might sound wrong, but trust me, it’s oh-so right. Spicy kimchi and melty cheese go together like burgers and fries. I wish I could take credit for inventing this brilliant combination, but I can’t–it’s quite…

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Tarte Flambée Recipe

Are you ever in a restaurant, deep in scintillating conversation when a fabulous plate of food passes by on the way to another table? Suddenly, you forget just what fascinating tidbit your table-mate was telling you. They might have been…

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Parmesan Fennel Shortbread Recipe

I know, I know, it seems like everything I post on this blog has fennel in it. What can I say? I love the stuff! While flipping through latest article of Bon Appétit I came across a photo of golden…

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Pineapple Guacamole Recipe

As a child, I never ate avocados. Not because I was put off by them, just because they were never on my radar. Back then, I wasn’t as interested in food, so it never occurred to me that avocados might…

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Mini Corn Muffin Recipe

Is it just me or is everything better when it’s miniaturized? Regular sized corn muffins are great too, but miniaturize them and you definitely have a hit on your hands. Especially when they’re studded with real corn and then slathered…

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Mini French Onion Mac and Cheese Recipe

My earliest memory of mac and cheese is of that magic (or horrifying) combination of neon orange powder and straight macaroni noodles. One bite and I was hooked. It’s been many years since I’ve had Kraft Dinner, but I’ve never…

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Mini Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Potatoes are one of my favourite foods. So much so that I have received countless potato cookbooks as gifts. I’ve never actually made anything from these cookbooks though – one of the reasons why I love potatoes so much is…

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