Tag: coconut

vintage graham cracker crème pie with toasted coconut

Preserving history through food is one of my passions. Nothing thrills me more than to have someone share with me a cherished recipe from their family heritage. I’ll usually make that recipe, like these pie crust cookies. Oh, the sweet story behind these cookies. Then I love it when someone […]

molten lava brownie coconut marshmallow sm’ores

molten lava brownie s’mores

Sometimes you want something utterly chocolatee. Bizarrely decadent. Insanely gooey, chewy, crunchy. Something that makes you happy. Something that once you have it, you’ve satisfied that urge. That desire. That need. In the case of desserts and sweets, well, the molten lava brownie s’mores is your answer to all these […]

banana coconut waffle s’mores

banana coconut waffle s’mores

Here is the ultimate chocolate banana waffle s’mores dessert that’s so stinkin’ simple and easy to do that you’ll wonder why in the world you haven’t done this before. Well, it’s because you didn’t have the idea and recipe. And, now you do! This dessert is perfect for any occasion, […]

coconut galette

coconut galette

Best time to eat this coconut galette? Right after it comes out of the oven. Oh, yes, warm and creamy, you’re going to experience a pastry that isn’t too sweet. Isn’t too creamy. Isn’t too rich. But, just right. With just five ingredients, you’re going to have a tasty dessert […]

ice cream scoop cookies

Powdered sugar makes so many cookies and desserts prettier. If you don’t have a dedicated powdered sugar container, then get one! They don’t cost much and you’ll find yourself dusting everything from fresh strawberries to grapefruit! Powdered sugar on these ice cream scoop cookies is the icing on the cake. Now […]

almond joy cake

almond joy cake

Did you have a favorite candy bar as a kid? Lots of people have food favorites from childhood. Food is such a powerful memory maker. Seems those flavors, textures, visuals and tastes simply sear indelible memories in our brains. Almond Joy was, and still is, my favorite candy bar. Yes, […]

hawaiian banana pineapple bake

hawaiian banana pineapple bake

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! All the opinions and creativity are solely my own. For a full disclosure, click here! Sometimes I get soooooooooo excited about new recipe creations that I want to post them immediately! But, I’ve restrained myself with this hawaiian banana […]

vintage pie crust cookies

vintage pie crust cookies

History is preserved and expressed in food and recipes. Ingredients and recipes have a beginning…somewhere in history. And, that’s the story behind this recipe. Miss Briggs was one of my three sons’ favorite teachers in high school. She is a kind and gentle soul, now retired after being a cracker […]

big boy apple pie cupcakes

big boy apple pie cupcakes

It’s an apple pie. It’s an apple cupcake. It’s both! Yes, these big boy apple pie cupcake cuties can be made ahead then popped in the oven then ready when dinner’s over and you want an impressive dessert! Now, you can serve right side up or upside down as you […]

skillet spiced apples & coconut

skillet spiced apples & coconut

I don’t know how my Croatian Mom did it. Yes, she was  abruptly widowed at the young age of 38 in 1960, with no education (never graduated from high school), and four young children to raise on her own in big time coal-mining land, Southern West Virginia.  Despite few conveniences, […]

coconut jasmine rice olives dried fruit & pine nuts

north african rice dates & olives

When my husband tastes something that he’s found in the refrigerator and doesn’t even know that it’s a new recipe creation. Just something he’s stumbled upon while foraging for food, and he hollers at me ‘Wow, this is really good…’ Then you know what?  It makes the blog list!  Yes, […]

s'mores coconut pancakes

s’mores coconut pancakes

Besides my Ben, you know who I LOVE cooking for most in my world? My grandkids!  Yep, all six of them and soon to be seven! The grown up grands have developed some pretty darn sophisticated palates because they’ve been ‘adventurous’ in their tasting and eating since they were knee […]

coconut crème pancakes

coconut crème pancakes

Weekends are probably the highlight of most people’s week. And, why not make each morning special, especially when it’s a long weekend like Labor Day, maybe a special weekend like Mother’s or Father’s Day. Now you don’t even need a special weekend to makes these coconut crème pancakes! They’re special […]

coconut crème anglaise

coconut crème anglaise

Crème anglaise is a French word for English cream. And, with the addition of coconut, which I love, and which you can omit if you don’t care for it, you have this fabulous dessert that’s just so very light and velvety smooth. I highly recommend you spring for a vanilla […]

spicy coconut shrimp soup

spicy coconut shrimp soup

Inspiration for new recipes~~where does it come from? For me, it’s various venues~~but, first and foremost, I’m thinking healthy. Putting ‘junk’~things like empty calories, highly processed ingredients~into my body or that of anyone who pulls up a seat in my kitchen or at my table, isn’t my idea of love. […]

ol’ saint nick cookies

Nothing is better than the scents of cookies baking, and in the boho home during the holidays that’s a definite indication of great things about to happen! These are hippie chic twists on cookie faves. Santa, Kris Kringle, Ol’ St. Nicholas, whatever you call him, and his elves work hard […]

cream cheese chocolate bites with roasted coconut

cream cheese chocolate bites with roasted coconut

Being the frugal gal I am, I hate to throw out anything unless it absolutely has to be tossed!  Sometimes things get a little wrinkled, like fruit, or dried out, like bread, and you can re-invent them into something else, and no one has even a clue~~that’s what I love […]

~the charleston chewee booze bars~

the charleston chewee booze bars

Do you what a ‘charleston chew’ is?  Well, it’s a candy bar invented in about 1922 when ‘The Charleston’~~as in the dance~~was popular!The company was purchased in 1957 by Nathan Sloane and later sold to Nabisco in 1980.  Pop culture even knows this candy bar as it’s mentioned by Bart in The Simpsons episode “Lisa […]

Fresh cranberry crunch with Coconut Cream Sauce

fresh cranberry crunch & coconut cream sauce

Yes, some foods just dance with happiness during the holidays~~why? Well, because for a short time of the year they’re showcased and special~~things like pumpkins, pomegranates, types of squash and, not to overlook cranberries~~and now we have a star in this fresh cranberry crunch & coconut cream sauce salad! While we […]

lemon coconut rose cake

Have you ever watched the Rose Parade (as in the New Year’s Day Rose Parade) while ringing in the new year?  I do and have about every single year. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be covering the parade, but that’s precisely how I’ll be starting out […]

Applesauce Coconut Cranberry Walnut Bread

This ‘Applesauce Cocnut Cranberry Walnut Bread’ is a pure form of enjoying the delicious coconut, cranberries, nuts and sweet bread without being distracted by too many competing spices…in fact, I didn’t put one spice in here, unless you consider the vanilla a spice.  You can vary the dried fruit you […]

coconut cake

coconut cake

This is a not-too-sweet moist coconut cake that gets so much of its flavoring from the healthy coconut oil~~throw in a little shredded sweet coconut, and you have a cake that’s versatile and big much tasty! I drizzled mine with chocolate ganache, so this cake was like one of my […]

Sumatra Chocolate Coconut Cream Filled Sandwich Cookie

Spicy Hot Sumatran Tiger Chocomallow Locos

Originally created as an entry into the 2013 Scharffen Chocolate Contests. This cookie sammich had to have a special name.  And, because of that I went to the most creative and zany foodie friends  I know and asked for suggestions…I mean this is not just your ordinary cookie sandwich, right? […]

Lemon Coconut Cake

lemon coconut baby cake

Cakes are personal creations, I think.  While you start with a basic recipe, it’s up to the person making it to decide what it’s going to end up looking like~~is it going to be a sheet cake, a bundt cake, cupcakes, a layered cake, a cake left in a glass […]

~chocolate joy bars~

chocolate joy bars

Here’s the ditz on this recipe~~ it flopped, I was making cookies, but they all oozed and blobbed together when baked, and they were really ‘ugly ducklings’, BUT they were famously awesomely boholiciously wonderful tasting!  As I peered into the oven when they were baking, I knew these were no […]

~chocolate almond joy spoon cookies~

~chocolate almond joy spoon cookies~

Here’s the ditz on this recipe~~ it flopped, the cookies all oozed and blobbed together when baked, and they’re really ‘ugly ducklings’, BUT they’re famously awesomely boholiciously wonderful tasting!  As I peered into the oven when they were baking, I knew these were no longer ‘cookies’ because they didn’t hold […]

Raisin Almond Cookie Puffs

Raisin Almond Cookie Puffs

These cookies are pretty to look at.  These cookies are easy to make.  These cookie keep well for a few days or freeze well in an air-tight container.  These cookies go perfectly well with a cup of coffee or tea or a big ol’ glass of frosty cold milk!  Let’s […]

Gluten Free Banana Bread

gluten free banana bread

***Tap Tap Tap***  This is a test, only a test!  I decided to use the rice flour in my pantry in this morning’s banana bread, which, by the way, was not planned, like a lot of little chillins in families!  The four black bananas on my kitchen counter were either […]

Applesauce Cranberry Walnut Bread

This ‘Applesauce Cranberry Walnut Bread’ is a pure form of enjoying the delicious cranberries, nuts and sweet bread without being distracted by too many competing spices…in fact, I didn’t put one spice in here, unless you consider the vanilla a spice.  You can vary the dried fruit you use or […]

Coconut Roasted Almond Chocolate Cookies

This is a quickie recipe that can be done in a pinch when you need something sweet! It’s also great for storing a few days…well, if it lasts that long…plus, you can make these mounds of love and give away~~for me, it’s like having a cookie almond joy~~Coconut Roasted Almond […]

Colossal Coconut Cake

colossal coconut cake

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Like me, my oldest son, whom I fondly refer to as my “George Clooney,”  just loves coconut cake!  And when I make it, he’s stopping by the house about every day after work!  If there’s no coconut cake, then it could be […]

Babvoka~~Bohemian Cake

babovka bohemian cake

This recipe is from www.cooks.com   I basically followed the recipe…weeellllll, with some Ally tweaks…I mean isn’t that what “Bohemian Bold” cooking is all about—being unique, cooking outside the lines, defining yourself with your special twists! To the original recipe, I added more lemon zest, then I also added ricotta cheese to […]