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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

This time of year is my fav. And this year has been especially magical now that Baby Girl knows what’s going on. I mean, don’t get me wrong. She got it last year ON Christmas day… but the build up is half the fun and this year she’s making every minute count. Like, literally. She asks me about thirty times per day if she can open up her presents now and I’ll say, “Not until Christmas my perfect, beautiful little cherub.” And then she says, “Okay. Five minutes.” And because it

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup with Sage and Coconut

Halloween is just a few short days away but at our house the festivities have already started. Baby Girl has eaten her own body weight in candy from all the parties and trunk-or-treats already. ‘Tis the season? So… for that reason, I’ve teamed up with Lindsey of LK Cooking to bring you a Halloween dinner that’s healthy enough you can totally justify sneaking a treat (or two, or ten) out of the Halloween stash. That’s not even the best part about this soup, though. The BEST pa

Cowboy Cookies

Everyone else’s first blog post of the year is all about health. Maybe it’s a smoothie, or maybe it’s a salad. But I guess this is what makes me different from everybody else. A nice cookie with never go out of style. Don’t get me wrong, I mean, after months of binging on sugar, a nice salad sounds crazy delicious. But someone’s gotta bring the treats, right? And also I don’t have any other pictures stored since I was kind of dying for a while… so there’s that confession. Thi

Samoa Sheet Cake

WHAT WHAT. This sheet cake is magical. Magical in taste. And magical in that it fed an entire hungry volleyball team. That’s why I love the sheet cakes, and the slab pies, and the bar desserts. They feed the masses, and I’m a big fan of feeding the masses. Who are we kidding though, I love all things covered in sugar and happiness. This cake is like your average poke cake except not. It’s doused in a homemade caramel sauce, smothered with freshly whipped and slightly sweeten

Chocolate Coconut Poke Cake

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. I know this recipe isn’t super “Fall-y”, but I couldn’t resist sharing it any longer. The first time I ever had this was actually in Hong Kong. Famous Julie made it for us while we were visiting her and Papa Steed and Roberto while they lived there. Thinking about it, I don’t even understand how she actually made it. The size of her oven was kind of hilarious. It was like trying to cook with a microwave oven… FOR A YEAR. I guess she was

Coconut Angel Food Cake

I’m desperately clinging to summer with every fiber of my being. Because summer has this angel food cake in it. I’m actually really ready for Fall as you can remember from this post. Yikes. But I am desperately clinging to the fresh fruits and veggies that summer has to offer. And these light and fruity desserts that I have been posting. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m all about pumpkin just like the other 400 million food bloggers out there, but I’ll never get over this cak

Coconut Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie is my newest obsession. Don’t ask me why there is a pineapple in the back of this picture… There are actually no pineapples in this smoothie. I just thought it looked good. But, if you like coconut, and creaminess and America, you will love this smoothie. Drinking it is like taking a virtual trip to the Caribbean or something. I actually don’t know. I don’t think I’ve ever actually been to the Caribbean, but I’m just guessing based on pictures from my friend’s a

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Have you ever heard of the smoothie joint named, “Orange Peel?” They make the best smoothies I’ve ever had from any smoothie establishment. My new goal in life is to make smoothies as good as theirs.And… not to toot my own horn, but I’m getting pretty dang good. Good part about it is that I never really tire of smoothie testing. I could drink one everyday for the remainder of my life and be perfectly happy. If that was a profession I would be totally set. Smoothie drinker/

Coconut Pecan Blondies

Holy crap you guys. These are the bomb. They are so soft, perfectly sweet and the glaze over the top is to die for. I could eat it with a spoon. My good friend and fellow volleyball coach Kristin hit the nail on the head when she said that the glaze on top tasted just like cookie dough. Yeah. Cookie dough. You know you want in on this. Coconut Pecan Blondies 2016-01-21 16:16:19 These coconut blondies are soft and flavorful, and the glaze spread over top is to DIE for. Write a

Coconut Crap

I have seen many different names for this divine treat. I have seen it called: Coconut Chex Mix Gooey Chex Mix Sweet Chex Mix Christmas Chex Mix Sweet Christmas Chex Christmas Crunch Holiday Chex MixAnd my personal favorites: Who Hash & Christmas CrackIn an effort not to sound like the world’s most awesome drug dealers, my family always called it “Coconut Crap.” Not quite as appetizing, but you sure as heck won’t get it confused with anything else we’ve got goin’ on

 

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