Author: The Cooking Apprentice

Hi! I'm Grace and I want to personally thank you for visiting my life's spontaneous moments shared through this website. Humbled by your support in what I do, I hope to continue sharing my passion for an agrarian, humane and sustainable lifestyle.
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My Rendition of Beef Morcon

I’ve only tried to make this recipe once before and love it!  The first time was a semi-success, despite how half of the stuffing came out and the sense of nervousness upon trying out what looked to be a complicated dish.  This time I felt less nervous about making this dish and also bought a slightly larger flank steak.  With all baking aside, one thing you will learn about my style in cooking is that I don’t quite measure anything.  As long as I have all the right ingredients, and even if I didn’t, I just go with the flow of things.  I like to experiment with taste as I imagine most home cooks like me do.  Thus on this note, below is my personal recipe for this classic Filipino dish.

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A Homemade Classic Mess…

I FINALLY got around to making this wonderful dessert that I have seen plastered all over Instagram.  I thought what better way to enjoy my all-time favorite meringue cookies in a ‘messy’ sort of way!  When all was chilled and ready for devouring, my son says to me, “Oh it’s good…but kind of messy…”  I simply smiled and said, “An Eton’s Mess” 😉

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Farm Fresh Strawberry Power Smoothie!

I was definitely early birding this morning, at 2:30 am to be exact.  You know what they say, ‘the early bird gets the worm…’ so after catching up on some blogging and a quick Cup ‘O Joe…off to our local farmer’s market I go!  My total shopping spree was $58.00 and my goal coming in was to buy fresh strawberries to make an Eton’s Mess.  So strawberries, amongst other goodies and back home I go.  My younger son loves to snack on strawberries and I can’t wait to make him the Eton’s Mess but before that, a special request for a strawberry smoothie…my way 🙂

My Love for the Crescent Roll Dough

I’m not much for ready-made dough, but when push comes to shove and I need a quick, easy way to entertain I never go without these wonderful crescent roll dough.  Any brand will do, and I happened to stumble upon these 2 for deals at the grocery store the other day.  So here’s an ode to easy entertaining and a few interchangeable options to boot…