Coconut Beet Macaroons

Coconut macaroon is all dressed up for Valentines day! What is more appropriate for this romantic day than some pink and chocolate? The addition of beet gives a lovely pink shade to the traditional cookie. These cookies are great homemade gifts for all your friends and family on this special day! If you prefer a […]

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Coconut-Pomegranate Streusel Bread

  Is this bread baked for Percy Jackson? or did I manage to sneak some spinach into a bread? Not exactly! The beautiful bluish green shade on the top layer is from the pomegranate seeds reacting with the leaveners in the batter. You can skip them if a green hue on top of a sweet […]

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Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

I have been wanting to finish up a jar of almond butter that has been sitting in the back of the kitchen cabinet for a while now! Both kids have not really embraced almond butter as much as I would like them to! Sylvester likes to dip apple slices into almond butter mixed with honey once […]

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ROSEMARY PERSIMMON DAQUIRI

Fuyu persimmon is such a perfect fall fruit . Looking very much like tiny pumpkins they taste so delicious eaten hard or scooped out with a spoon when they are super ripe and soft. Why would I want to make a drink out of this fruit if it tastes so awesome by itself?  Well, don’t […]

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Milk and Oreo Rice Krispy Squares

Do I have to really convince you that milk and Oreos are great together? Adding Rice Krispy treats to the equation just sounded too good to resist myself from whipping up a batch. Perfect for the kids after school along with a tall glass of milk ! Ingredients: 14 Oreo sandwich cookies 4 cups Rice […]

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Dark Chocolate Cookies with No-Fuss Cherry Icecream

Inspiration, was once challenged to creatively use a can of pie filling , result? A creamy dreamy cherry ice cream that does not require an ice cream maker! The ice cream is great, but can it be made better?  How about if the ice cream is smushed between two chocolaty cookies?  The chocolate cookies get […]

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S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake

We had a nice family trip to Las Vegas the week after Christmas ! Some gambling (translates to losing ) , nice dinners followed by walks on the freezing strip. Sylvester had a great time enjoying various desserts and one that stood out for him was a S’mores lava cake . Guess what ? Here […]

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Street Corn Potato Skins with Siracha-Barbecue Sauce

Hot roasted corn on the cob , slathered with creamy mayonnaise , dusted with spicy chili powder , sour lime juice dripping along the sides and some salty cojita cheese trying to stick itself to the mayo  … Are you drooling yet? All these flavors are packed into a game day snack! Grill one corn […]

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Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Sweet potato casserole is a must have at almost every thanksgiving table. Now you don’t have to  wait for an entire year to enjoy this delicious side dish, especially when they are available year round at every grocery store. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake one medium sweet potato in a rimmed baking sheet […]

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Fig-Walnut-Mascarpone Cake

I picked up a locally made fig-walnut bar at a farmers market and it had only two ingredients . Can you guess? The flavors complimented each other so well. Though this cake has 1/2 cup of almond liquor it would certainly be not boozy ! (Did I disappoint anyone?) Ingredients: 1 cup sliced dried calimyrna […]

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