Tag Archives | coconut

Sweet & Spicy Coconut Grilled Chicken

Lately, I have a bit of a thing for food that is sweet and sour and spicy all at once. Like this Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork. Or pretty much anything with an “Asian” flair. And I say “Asian” because I don’t pretend to know much about what real Asian food is. I don’t pretend to […]

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My TOP 10 Favourite Cookies Ever

So I started writing this blog because I had pinned about 550 recipes to my “Recipes I’ve Tried” board on Pinterest. I thought it was about time to start writing about my adventures and misadventures in the kitchen. I thought it was time I had a place to record my failures and successes, besides a […]

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Toasted Coconut Banana Bread with Vanilla Toasted Coconut Glaze

If you’ve been reading my blog at all, you know I love toasted coconut. You probably know that I love pretty much anything that has sugar in it. I also love banana bread. Banana bread baking in the oven is pretty much the best smell in the world to me. Add some toasted coconut in […]

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Nanaimo Layer Cake

This is big news. BIG. News. I made you a healthy cake. No lies. Look at that cake — don’t believe me? I seriously SKIPPED my Sunday afternoon nap to write this post for you guys. That’s a big deal. This cake is a big deal.     Would you believe that that cake is […]

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Samoa Shortbread Bars

I don’t love shortbread. Generally, I just don’t like food that is hard. And shortbread is hard. I’d much rather be eating a gooey, slightly underbaked chocolate/peanut butter/butterscotch/white chocolate chip cookie. Or pretty much anything that is soft, gooey or chewy-in-a-good-way. I guess I get that from my mom. She is one to always knock […]

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No-Bake Samoa Cookies

There’s no way around it. You just need to get yourself into your kitchen and make these cookies right now. I tried the recipe that is the inspiration for this cookie months ago and have been dreaming up different combinations and interpretations ever since. Since I am a die-hard Samoa fan (coconut, chocolate and caramel), […]

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I’m all about cooking with kids. I desperately hope I can teach my daughter to enjoy and appreciate food the way I do, and so I encourage her involvement in the kitchen on a regular (I’d even say daily) basis. Not only do I want her to share this passion of mine so that it […]

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Coconut Cream Cake

I love me some toasted coconut. I have a small (BIG) obsession with this ice cream stand called The Velvet Dip here in the summer and they have a toasted coconut cone dip that is out of this world. Toasting coconut brings out this amazing sweetness unlike anything else. Mmm. I  found this amazing white […]

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