Coconut Cake with Blueberry Frosting

Welcome to 2018!! It’s my first post of the year, and I’ve been through a lot of changes.  Two of the biggest and most impactful were that I received a promotion at work last fall, and got engaged between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Both have had an impact on the future of this blog.  My new…

Salted Coconut Cookie

I never would have made a salted coconut cookie if it wasn’t for the web. I recently saw a pic of gorgeous coconut cookies on Instagram, and tracked it down to this recipe from smitten kitchen. The original recipe was for brown butter coconut cookies. It sounded divine, but I was feeling a bit lazy,…

Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers with Caramel & Coconut

The day I made the pretzel turtles, I still had about half a pan of caramel left over and set it aside to cut later. The next day, someone at work was given a box of Camper Grahams. They were a cookie-meets-confection treat from Williams Sonoma and they were awesome! It was a graham cracker…

Coconut Macaroon

I should start off by saying this is a great recipe. I shouldn’t have tried to change it. Lately, I’ve really been into coconut chips (they’re so in right now), and I love the size of the large shavings. I thought it might be interesting, and pretty to make macaroons with this coconut. My mistake…

The Samoa (Homemade)

One of my favorite Girl Scout cookies was the Samoa.  Ok actually, I really loved the shortbread (they reminded me of Lorna Doone’s, unfortunately over the years they’ve changed the recipe), but Samoa’s were a very, very close second.  I’ve always wanted to try to make them myself, but laziness always got the better of me.  …

Homemade Samoa

    One of my favorite Girl Scout cookies was the Samoa.  Ok actually, I really loved the shortbread (they reminded me of Lorna Doone’s, unfortunately over the years they’ve changed the recipe), but Samoa’s were a very, very close second.  I’ve always wanted to try to make them myself, but laziness always got the better of…