• Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    July 2nd, 2016

    It’s so freaking hot out, so this weather calls for an easy dessert that delivers a powerful insulin spike with ridiculously limited effort.  (You’d think I’d have made a no-bake dessert, or frozen concoction of some sort- but no, I’m not that planful.  I’ll make sundaes soon, I promise.  They’re in the queue.) I’m on […]

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  • Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    June 9th, 2016

    Imagine how mysterious and exciting it will be to stab the most boring looking cake ever with a fork, only to feel slight resistance near the bottom of the piece, in that layer between the cake and the plate. “What could that be?” (asks you, the fork, or whomever you deem lucky enough to try […]

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  • Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    April 9th, 2016

    I was in an elevator on my way up to a really important work meeting last week when the idea for this recipe jolted me.  I thought that maybe the elevator cable had been cut, but it was just the impact of divine inspiration: you need to stuff chocolate macaroons into banana muffins. Fantasizing about Ways […]

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  • Coconut Cream Pie with Oatmeal Coconut Crust

    Coconut Cream Pie with Oatmeal Coconut Crust

    September 19th, 2015

    Yeah, yeah, I know- you’ve seen me make this one before. But this one is different- and dare I say, superior to the other Banana Coconut Cream Pie that I baked for you a couple of years ago. Why, you ask? Oats.  In the crust. And cooler-looking coconut, toasted and sprinkled on top of the pie.  (When […]

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  • Healthy Banana Coconut Smoothie

    Healthy Banana Coconut Smoothie

    February 28th, 2015

    Are you feeling like being a good little healthy person?  Especially since it’s so close to your January 1st intention to eat like a healthy person does?  Well, look no further.  This recipe reeks of health and it doesn’t even taste like it. As a rule of thumb, when you throw chia seeds into anything […]

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  • Tropical Icebox Cookies w Rum Glaze

    Tropical Icebox Cookies with Malibu Rum Glaze

    December 24th, 2014

    So I decided that one of the most classic holiday cookies I make needed to go on a vacation.  To the tropics. I bake icebox cookies every year, fondly chopping up the red and green candied cherries while humming songs about Santa.  But this year I just couldn’t do the same-old.  This year I wanted […]

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  • Gooey Pecan Coconut Cheesecake

    Pecan Coconut Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

    September 10th, 2014

    This dessert really is a culmination of All Things Amazing. I know I say that about almost all of the desserts I post, because I am pretty much smitten with All Things Desserts, but really.  In italics. Take a look at the picture above.  (Don’t pay attention to the sort of sub-standard photo quality, though- focus […]

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  • Gooey Chocolate Pecan Coconut Pie with Chocolate Crust

    Gooey Chocolate Pecan Coconut Pie with Chocolate Crust

    May 31st, 2014

    I’m not going to lie to you.  There’s a lot going on with this little pie. And that’s precisely what makes it so good.  Roll your eyes all you want at the title of this dessert- I know, it would have been impossible to fit in any more ingredients into its name- but just you […]

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  • Coconut Fudge Brownie Cookies

    Toasted Coconut Fudge Brownie Cookies

    April 9th, 2014

    Yes, coconut lover, I have bestowed another gift upon you. And brownie lover- I have looked after you here, too. You know by now that I can come up with enough permutations and combinations of The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie recipe variations to last us for years, and each one seems to top the one […]

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  • CranberryAlmondMacaroon

    Cranberry Almond Coconut Macaroons

    March 6th, 2014

    You know when they say “don’t mess with a good thing”? Well sometimes the “they” people are stupid. A macaroon cookie is a beautiful thing, and has the oomph to stand on its own.  But it’s kind of like The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie in that it can also act as a base for you […]

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  • Magic Fudge Brownie Bars

    Magic Brownie Bars

    February 22nd, 2014

    Oh my. Everyone loves the Magic Gooey Cookie Bars.  This is a fact.  (If you don’t know what I am talking about then click here immediately, make these bars, and then try to tell me you’re the only earthling who doesn’t love Magic Gooey Cookie Bars.)  But what if the amazingly excellent graham cracker crust […]

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  • Toffee Coconut Macaroon Bars

    Toffaroon Bars

    October 23rd, 2013

    Don’t think these bars aren’t fantastically wonderful just because the picture looks sort of unappetizing.  (I haven’t figured out how to take a decent picture yet in the blinding light of our new[ish] kitchen, so all my photos as of late look, well, on the verge of gross.  And let’s be honest, bakers.  It doesn’t […]

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  • Key Lime Coconut Bars with Lime Glaze

    Key Lime Coconut Bars with Lime Glaze

    October 2nd, 2013

    Tart but sweet.  Smooth but crunchy.  Limey but nutty.  (Okay, I’ll quit it with the this but that routine.) All you need to know is this: make these. Yeah, I could have just gone the Classic Key Lime Pie route, which is always a fantastic “more, please!” way to go when you feel like juicing key […]

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  • German Chocolate Cupcakes

    Mocha German Chocolate Cupcakes

    July 4th, 2013

    Yes, we’ve been down the Sweet German Chocolate road before- but never in the form of cupcakes, and never with a brilliantly caffeinated twist.  (You should be nodding right now, in a sort of mesmerized stupor, thinking “yes, it all makes sense- why didn’t I think of adding espresso to German chocolate cake before this moment […]

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  • Mocharoons


    June 23rd, 2013

    “Mocharoons”… get it? Coconut macaroon + mocha (which everyone worth their weight in sugar knows is chocolate and coffee joined together in harmonious union)= Mocharoons. More, please! But really… this cookie is dedicated to the sweets-obsessed me as a kid.  I wish my Mom, who bestowed important but healthy recipes such as banana bread upon me, had […]

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  • Coconut Chocolate Layer Bars

    Coconut Chocolate Layer Bars

    June 12th, 2013

    I’m excited by these bars. You might say that I am excited by all bars, which wouldn’t be entirely wrong (remember the Lemon Bars?  Or the Cherry Chew Bars?  Or the Fudge-Stuffed Chocolate Cookie Brownie Bars, which I had almost forgotten about?).  Yeah, I do have  a thing for bars.  And now I have a […]

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  • Banana Coconut Cream Pie

    Banana Coconut Cream Pie

    June 1st, 2013

    I have been holding this recipe out on you.  But I think you deserve to know about it now. It’s one of my Top 10 Desserts Ever- and trust me when I tell you it’s a long, long, long list that I’ve carefully selected the Top 10 from.  It might even make my Top 5, […]

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  • Coconut Ganache Nests

    Coconut Ganache Nests

    March 31st, 2013

    Mini Eggs. Need I say more? Sometimes you just need to create a dessert to highlight something special.  Like how I made the Baked Kahlua Pineapple Flutter– it was really all about the Kahlua.  Or the Bittersweet Chocolate Oatmeal Bars– we all know the oatmeal was used merely to envelop the massive layer of thick, […]

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