Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is all about taking back control over your cereal.  It is from this early morning soapbox that you can start your day right – with a measured allowance of sugar, that leaves plenty of dietary room for that chocolate treat that’s looming at the back of your mind throughout the day, a reduction…

Cowboy Cookies

For when regular chocolate chip cookies just won’t cut it… Cowboy cookies elevate chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level with the inclusion of coconut, oats, and pecans.  Every time I bake these cookies I’m at war with myself as to whether this is cookie overkill.  I mean there is, absolutely, nothing wrong with…

Coconut Sugar Scrub

It has been a long looooong while since I have posted a none food related post, heck it’s been a while since I’ve posted a food related one, not that this post is purely none food related as it does involve basic consumable products, but the final product is not a comestible. Hurray! Today I…

Toasted Coconut Shortbread Llamas

I have been up to my eyeballs in sugar lately.  Seriously, I have made over 20 pound worth of frosting this month alone. Heck, I made over 4 pounds of frosting this morning. I made frosting yesterday.  I made frosting the day before yesterday.  What are my plans for tomorrow?  More frosting!  While a lot…

Coconut Frappuccino

Iced coffee season is back!  Here is a homemade, dairy-free version of a coconut frappuccino that combines frozen coconut and coffee into a delightful blended summer  drink that’s somewhere between a coconut smoothie and an iced coffee. Ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen Coconut flesh (if you can find fresh coconut to use, that would be great,…

Coconut Cake

Another dinner party.  Another cake.  A light, fluffy coconut cake with chocolate buttercream and a chocolate ganache filling.  The coconut cake is one of my Mom’s favorite recipes, and the one and only time I attempted to bake this particular cake, prior to this, resulted in one of my most memorable baking disasters.  My family…

Coconut Sugar Cookies

My Coconut Sugar Cookies are not as coconut-ty as they could be, in fact, the only coconut I use in my dough is coconut extract.  Normally I would top my buttercream with shredded coconut, but as I am baking these cookies for Easter, I decided on pastel piped buttercream instead. I confess to owning a…

Snowdrift Muffins

My snowdrift muffins are coconut muffins with white chocolate chips.  Decent fresh fruit is hard to find at this time of the year, and I have been branching out into the use of other dried and preserved fruits.  I love dried coconut, but it has the tendency to dry out your baked goods if you…