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Coconut Mocha

Homemade Coconut Mocha Coffee Drink

Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations – after chocolate and coffee, of course. Starbucks and other coffee chains tend to put coconut on their spring and summer menus, when consumers are in the mood for a cold beverage with a tropical flair. While I enjoy coconut mocha frappuccinos, I also enjoy hot coconut mochas. Fortunately, they’re easy to make at home, so ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Oh Sweet Day‘s Coconut Banana Cream Pie combines the flavors of two popular cream pies into one delicious dessert. The pie recipe starts with a tender toasted coconut crust that is baked and cooled while the filling is prepared. The crust could go with many different fillings, but pairs perfectly with this banana cream. The filling is made with whipped cream and cream cheese, so ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Funfetti Cake

Valentine's Day Funfetti Cake

Funfetti cakes have been one of my favorite types of cake for celebrations for years. The colorful cakes are easy to make and never fail to put smiles on the faces of anyone being served a slice. They’re typically made with rainbow sprinkles, but by using holiday-specific sprinkles, you can tailor your funfetti cakes to suit any occasion. This Valentine’s Day Funfetti Cake is made ... Read More »

What is chicory?

Cafe du Monde Coffee with Chicory

Chicory is a root that can be roasted, ground and brewed like coffee and, in some parts of the world, is combined with coffee to make a unique breakfast beverage. In the US, New Orleans is a city that is known for the combination of coffee and chicory, but that pairing traces back to the city’s French roots. Chicory came into popular usage in France ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Beehive Cakelet Pan

Nordic Ware Beehive Cakelet Pan

I love mini cakes of all shapes and sizes and own a wide variety of specialty pans that allow me to make them, even if I usually stick to the most widely available mini cake pans (muffin pans, for instance) for most of the recipes I share here. Most cake and muffin recipes can be easily adapted to mini cake pans by tweaking the baking ... Read More »

Strawberry Swirled Lime Muffins

Strawberry Swirled Lime Muffins

I often serve muffins with a bit of butter, cream cheese or jam on the side, depending on what type of muffin I’m serving. While I love a good muffin by itself, muffins simply pair well with a wide variety of spreads and I like to take advantage of that. These Strawberry Swirled Lime Muffins, however, don’t need any accompaniments because they have a swirl ... Read More »

Gluten-Free Classic Snacks

Gluten-Free Classic Snacks

Going gluten free means that you need to change your eating habits a bit. This is especially true when it comes to packaged snacks, as many of the childhood favorites that you grew up with weren’t available in gluten free renditions at the time. Skipping these snacks entirely – especially since many are considered to be “junk foods” – may not sound like a bad ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes are one of my favorite go-to recipes. They’re easy to make and they appeal to just about everyone. They can be topped off with any flavor of frosting – which means that it isn’t difficult to get chocolate-lovers to go for them – and they can even be eaten completely plain by those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth. There are ... Read More »

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