Chocolate Chip Coconut Crunch Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Crunch Cookies

Lately I’ve been having weird and specific baking cravings. Ones for coconut with chocolate. I know, I know.  That’s not that  weird. But it is a combination I haven’t really baked with. Coconut for me has always meant vanilla or lime. Coconut + chocolate = unexplored territory. I set out to right the wrong. As… 

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Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

An exotic spin on old-fashioned chicken soup that brings the same nourishing, curative comfort we crave from it. With the addition of coconut milk, edamame, rice noodles, carrot, ginger, lemongrass and cilantro – the homey, comforting flavors of chicken soup are kicked up a notch. Or two. The coconut laden broth is the best part… 

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Homemade White Chocolate Samoa Girl Scout Cookies

White Chocolate Samoa Girl Scout Cookies

Homemade Samoa Girl Scout (caramel deLites) with white chocolate instead of dark and a toasted coconut caramel topping. The best cookies I ever made or ate. In my entire life. Hidden underneath a chewy caramel-coconut-candy topping is a soft, buttery cookie with a white chocolate bottom. When Girl Scout cookies see these coming they hide… 

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Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce

coconut shrimp with orange dipping sauce

Fried shrimp coated in coconut flakes and panko crumbs straight from the fryer make me slightly weak in the knees. Biting through the crusty coating into the steaming-hot, succulent shrimp trapped underneath makes me deliriously happy. The deceptively sweet orange marmalade sauce carries a surprise hint of heat that is a perfect counterbalance for all… 

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Toasted Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing…what if I need it to bake and there isn’t any!?… 

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Coconut Custard Pots de Crème

Coconut Custard Pots de Creme

I am enmeshed in a sinfully-delicious love affair with baked custard or as the French call them pots de crème (poh duh KREHM). A love affair I hope never ends. Every time I have a few leftover egg yolks on hand my mind wanders to these charming little delights that are so easy to make… 

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