Cast Iron Skillet Brookies

I love how this recipe turned out!  I never even knew ‘brookies’ existed…LOL. You will definitely have the best of both worlds with these chewy, gooey brownie-chocolate chip cookies. And, might I add, I adore the concept of baking them in a cast iron skillet. Ingredients: (Most are organic unless noted otherwise) For the Brownie […]

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Chocolate Chips, Cornflakes, and Marshmallow Cookies…yes, please.

This is one cookie recipe that you can add onto your ‘must bake’ list! They come out chewy, gooey and just down right delicious…

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Maple Sticky Buns with Pecans

There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh dough kneading in my kitchen…This morning what I have for you are sticky buns! It’s generally quite easy that even your little chefs in the kitchen can do it (with a little adult supervision, of course.)

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Chocolate Caramel Tart

Hi! It’s been awhile…you’ll find most recipes I’ve done lately conveniently posted on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thecookingapprentice.

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Gifting…Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar

Crisp falling leaves, sweater, jeans, and boots…just a few of my favorite things this time of year.  But what I truly love the most is gift-giving, better to give than receive, right?  Edible treats are probably on the top of everyone’s list–either to give, or receive.  Personally, edible gifts always warms my heart…

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Buko Pie…a hometown specialty!

I read an interesting story about Buko pie (Young Coconut) pie and that it originated from a city in my hometown of Laguna, Philippines.

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Blueberry Torte

Torte can mean a lot of things in baking…this particular Blueberry Torte–inspired from Food52 Kitchen Letters, is a blueberry pie translated onto a cheese-cake derivative but lighter and prettier.  In essence, it’s really a no-bake cheesecake made fancy by name…

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Family Chocolate Cake…with Fudge Icing

I’ve been promising our younger son that I would bake a classic chocolate cake one of these days…

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Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Muffin Cakes

This is my own twist on the classic pineapple upside down cake. The original recipe Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Cake was adopted from Food Network online.

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Peach Summer Galette

Many thanks to our neighbors for these gorgeous peaches picked fresh from their orchard.  The first recipe that came to mind is a flaky, buttery galette, a cousin to the tart family, but rather easier and faster to make.

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Caramel Breakaway Bars

Millionaires’ Shortbread, Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars, Copycat Twix Bars, and so forth…this recipe has had many titles, regardless of what they may be, it definitely had me at C-A-R-A-M-E-L!

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Family means everything to me…I have two boys–one is starting middle school in a couple of weeks, whilst the other remain at our former neighborhood to complete his studies in journalism. Back in high school, my eldest boy Brendan did all of the baking.  I’ve missed that since our move(s) without him.  He would often […]

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