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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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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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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Fruits and Veggies in my Cookies and Ice Cream…

Today I had the itch to fidget around my kitchen…and, by the same token, take care of my sweet tooth, as well.  I mentioned ‘carrot cake’ to my hubby, and he sort of just cringed.  He claims to not liking it.  Our little guy won’t even acknowledge it.

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Lunch for Two…and Dessert!

Well today hubby and I ate in for lunch.  I was in such a cooking mood since last night.  For lunch I made pork chops & eggs, a real easy, delicious recipe that I will share soon.  The best part however, was made last night and served for lunch today…A surprise dessert for hubby.

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Matcha Cocoa Brownies

I can’t say that these are the best brownies I’ve ever made…because honestly, I don’t even consider myself a baker. However, it’s one of those afternoons when I am twirling my thumbs for something to do in the kitchen.

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Clafoutis aux myrtilles…Blueberry Clafoutis

It is the simplicity of French food, or in this case, French dessert that makes it ideal for re-creating at home.  Here’s my creation using my two favorite things, blueberries…and edible flowers. Bon Appétit…

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Tres Leches Cake: Dessert in a Jar!

“Tres leches” is Spanish for “three milks.”  The cakes that bear this name are sponge cakes that are literally soaked in three types of milk: sweetened condensed, evaporated and half-and-half [for this recipe].  However, whole milk or heavy cream can also be used, depending on your preference.  These cakes are also topped simply with a homemade […]

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An ice cream cone can solve any problem…

An ice cream cone can solve any problem— even if it’s only for a few minutes– Anonymous  Agreed!  No matter the weather we love having an occasional 2 quart tease of our favourite ice cream (s).  I say ‘ice cream (s)’ because with my simple vanilla ice cream recipe, you can make a plethora  of […]

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Rum Banana Bread Pudding with Sauce

This recipe came as an inspiration from a fellow food blogger, Instagram follower and foremost an avid foodie, like myself!  Anna (aka Bambi) of Adobo Down Under posted a photo of her delicious “Really Moist Banana Bread/Cake” recipe on Instagram one day, and I thought to myself…I’ve got bananas sitting on our kitchen counter doing […]

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Quick and Easy Pistachio Meringue Cookies…

Here’s another great recipe adapted from the art of real food Seasonal Recipes for Every Week of the Year.  I really love meringues as you may have read from my past posts and/or those of you who are following @thecookingapprentice on Instagram!  It’s been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl.  Here’s […]

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