Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

July 6, 2017

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

Let me just make a disclaimer: I don’t believe in frosted cookies. I think cookies should be eaten on their own, and frosting belongs on cakes and cupcakes. That being said, these chewy coconut oatmeal cookie sandwiches were the bomb!

July is National Ice Cream Month so I took inspiration from a Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Coconuts for Caramel. I sandwiched some fluffy salted caramel buttercream between chewy coconut oatmeal cookies. And they are dangerously good.

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Salted Caramel Nanaimo Bars

July 1, 2017

Salted Caramel Nanaimo Bars

Happy 150th birthday, Canada!

I made one of Tristan’s favorites: Nanaimo bars. But not just any Nanaimo bars. Nope. These are salted caramel Nanaimo bars. Salted. Caramel. Needless to say, you should make these this weekend whether you’re Canadian or not!

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Moose Tracks Muffins (Peanut Butter Cup Muffins)

June 28, 2017

Moose Tracks Muffins (Peanut Butter Cup Muffins)

Canada Day is just around the corner! This year is extra special because Canada is turning 150!

I recently posted a photo of the Moose Tracks ice cream cone I had last summer in Canada. It’s a combination of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter cups, and chocolate fudge. It’s definitely in my top 3 favorite ice cream flavors. Since I don’t have an ice cream maker, I decided to make Moose Tracks muffins. These peanut butter cup muffins are fluffy and full of the original ice cream flavor!

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Coconut Boston Cream Pie

June 24, 2017

Coconut Boston Cream Pie

The first week of summer school is done and I am completely exhausted. And because I’m so tired, I’m going to keep this short and sweet.

Coconut Boston cream pie. It’s good. Make it.

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Coconut Lime Blondies

June 10, 2017

Coconut Lime Blondies

Alright, it’s just one more week until school is out! I feel like I can finally see the end of the tunnel, even though I start summer school with no break in between. Oh but I still have to get through editing report card comments… other end-of-year procedures…

Can I just go on my honeymoon now? Please?

These coconut lime blondies were a treat for myself after I submitted my first draft of report card comments. They came out fudgy and chewy, and full of coconut and lime flavors!

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Piña Colada Rolls

May 28, 2017

Piña Colada Rolls

I stopped drinking a few years ago but when I used to drink, piña colada was one of my favorites. Now that I don’t drink, I wanted to somehow incorporate it into a dessert. Although I skipped the rum in these piña colada rolls, they still have the flavor profile of a piña colada: the creaminess of coconut with vibrant and sweet pineapple. I had planned to share these with my family, especially since my brother is back home for the summer, but it didn’t happen… Tristan and I ended up going back for more and before we knew it, it was all gone. I promise I really did plan to share…

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Coconut Mango Doughnuts

May 20, 2017

Coconut Mango Doughnuts

Tristan and I are busy planning our honeymoon for the summer! We’re both ready to do nothing but relax on the beach with a good book and some coconut juice. Unfortunately, we still have eight more weeks of work to get through first. These coconut mango doughnuts will be the first of many tropical themed desserts I’m sure I’ll be making to get me through the next eight weeks. I made these last weekend for Mother’s Day since my mom is a big fan of coconut and mango and they were amazing! They might actually be my favorite doughnuts I’ve made yet.

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Grapefruit Curd Tart

May 13, 2017

Grapefruit curd tart

I recently conquered my dislike of grapefruit. I’ve never liked them because of how bitter they are. Why eat grapefruit when you can have sweet and tangy oranges? But with my honeymoon coming up this summer and wanting to be less fluffy (apparently, grapefruit helps increase your metabolism), I really wanted to like grapefruits. And because I actually enjoyed it when I had it for the first time in years, I’m making this grapefruit curd tart to celebrate. No surprise, I’m loving the tart just as much as the actual fruit. The crust was buttery, the grapefruit curd was creamy, and the grapefruit segments helped to keep it light and refreshing. Tristan went as far to say this might be his favorite tart I’ve made for him so far!

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Carrot Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

April 16, 2017

Easter Carrot Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Easter! Last year I made carrot curd filled vanilla cakes baked in eggshells. They were incredibly fun and adorable but I’m ridiculously busy right now… I needed something festive but less time-consuming. So I decided to go more traditional and make carrot cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting. Carrot cake is a classic Easter dessert, but for Tristan, it’s a birthday cake. His late mother got Tristan’s great grandmother’s recipe passed down to her. It’s honestly just too precious for me to share it here on the blog, and I’d like to keep it in the family. I’ve instead adapted the recipe and made them into cute carrot cupcakes, easy to share with guests on Easter!

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