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Coconut Cashew Cookies

Coconut Cashew Cookies

Coconut and cashews aren’t two flavors that I would have put together off the top of my head, but when I ate a piece of a chocolate bar that combined these two elements, I realized that the two make for an excellent flavor combination. Both the coconut and the cashews have a slight sweetness to them and their fairly mellow flavors blend together easily. The ... Read More »

Tropical Strawberry Guava Shortcakes

Tropical Strawberry Guava Shortcakes

Strawberry shortcakes are one of my favorite summertime desserts because I just can’t get enough fresh strawberries when they’re in season. I typically chop them up and add them to a shortcake whole, with just a little bit of whipped cream to dress them up. This time I did something a little bit different and added a tropical guava-spiked syrup to the filling. This made ... Read More »

White Chocolate Coconut Revel Bars

White Chocolate Coconut Revel Bars

Fudgy, rich tasting Chocolate Revel Bars are bound to be a hit with chocolate lovers – and have been with everyone I’ve served them to. But I like white chocolate just as much as dark chocolate, so I decided to work out a white chocolate variation of the chocolate-filled bar cookie. While the original Revel Bars have layers of oatmeal cookie dough sandwiching a chocolate ... Read More »

What is coconut milk?

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is an ingredient that is frequently called for in Thai and other Southeast Asian cooking, and also frequently pops up in recipes for baked goods, particularly in recipes that are showcasing coconut in some form. You might think that coconut milk is simply the liquid inside of a coconut, but it is actually made by making a puree of equal parts water and ... Read More »

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are probably one of the easiest cookies that you can make. Mine are made with just egg whites, sugar and shredded coconut, with a little bit of vanilla extract (or some other flavoring) thrown in for good measure. I’ll make them just about any time that I have an unused bag of coconut lying around, and I’ll also make them when I need an ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Magic Bars

White Chocolate Mac Nut Magic Bars

White chocolate and macadamia nuts go together particularly well in drop cookies, where the sweetness of the white chocolate makes for a nice contrast with buttery cookie dough and crisp macadamia nuts, but these two ingredients can be a great combination in a whole variety of other baked goods, as well. A great example of these flavors coming together is in this batch of White ... Read More »

Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread

Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread

As much as I like Meyer lemons, there is something to be said for that puckery lemon flavor of a regular lemon because it really wakes your tastebuds up and gives you a definitely burst of flavor. I decided to highlight that aspect of lemons in this Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread by combining the lemons with sweet-tart cranberries for a bread that is sweet, but ... Read More »

Samoas Scones

Samoas Scones, innards

Samoas are one of the most popular Girl Scout cookies for good reason: they have a fantastic combination of flavors. The cookies consist of a butter cookie base that is topped with a rich coating of caramel and coconut and drenched with chocolate. The Girl Scout cookie version – also known as Caramel de Lites – is good, but homemade might be even better because ... Read More »

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