Two combined classics sandwiched into one delicious cookie!  Yes, please…

I was in search of a copycat recipe for Mimi’s Cafe’s carrot cake madeleines, but to no avail…so I made my own rendition…

A couple of weeks ago I finally gave in to purchasing Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar Life Cookbook. Moving forward, I’ve turned the pages frontward and backwards, in contemplation of the next quirky recipe I am going to make…

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

At first glance this recipe may look intense, but it really isn’t. Don’t be intimidated by how it reads. The only caveat it does require is a few hours of your time.So apparently I had three hours to spare 😆.

If you’re looking to get into the Holiday spirit this complicated, but actually easy santa bread recipe will sure to impress your family and friends.

Replacing some of the butter with cream cheese created cookies that are soft, thick, moist, and tender. Although you can’t taste the cream cheese, the cookies have a richness and depth of flavor. Plus there’s an abundance of chocolate in every bite. The dough can be made in advance, refrigerated, and baked as desired, up to 5 days later. A great option to have for fresh, warm cookies without having to mix up dough.

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.)

Here we are, simply put…I was excited to try my new 12-inch bamboo steamer, definitely much larger than the mini 6-inch one I used in the past.  What better way than to break them in with some Filipino-style siopao (Pork buns with hard-boiled eggs)! 

The rain has finally reached us…Hoorah! We’ve had a dry spell for a while. Moreover, with the eminent lack of snow a few ski resorts at Lake Tahoe have had to close down for the season.

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.

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…

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

Here is a recipe that I was just playing around with the other day.  I was in the mood for pulled pork but didn’t want to just make pulled pork sandwiches….again.  So this is what I came up with!

I’ve made madeleines a few years ago, and back then I had no idea what I was getting into…you see, I have a love-hate relationship with baking, but for the most part, I really don’t mind it.  Really.