Coffee, Coconut, & Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chunk Cookies (aka Mocha Mauis)

Coffee, Coconut, & Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chunk Cookies |

When I was making homemade Girl Scout cookies last month, Phillip continually referred to the Savannah Smiles as “Mocha Mauis,” at first as a placeholder for a name he couldn’t remember, and later just because he thought it was funny. Eventually we started talking about what exactly would go into a cookie called a Mocha Maui. Coffee & chocolate were givens, but macadamia nuts and coconut also had to make their way into these cookies to get a Hawaiian vibe going….

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Apple Pie with Smoky Gruyère Thyme Crust

Apple Pie with Smoky Gruyère Thyme Crust |

This week I called a truce with Human Garbage Pile, Rebecca of The Art of Eating Books, to collaborate for a greater cause: literature! Rebecca had been wanting to do an On The Road setup for her blog and asked me to make a dessert to go along with it to compete in our library’s Edible Books contest. The International Edible Books Festival is held annually on or around April 1. Basically you create a food in the shape of or inspired by literature. It is all in the name of fun, so we were just competing for bragging rights or “glory,” as we called it….

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Roasted Pistachio Ice Cream (& New Beginnings)

Jeni Britton Bauer's Roasted Pistachio Ice Cream |

This post is about to get vulnerable and honest, so if you don’t care about my feels and just want glorious, glorious ice cream, scroll down to the recipe. It’s okay, sometimes other people being open makes me uncomfortable, too….

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Tangerine Dreamsicle Green Smoothie

Tangerine Dreamsicle Green Smoothie |

I have had the most abysmal time baking this week! First, I tried out the Mint Bars recipe from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. I was… not a fan. So much not a fan that I ended up throwing out the entire recipe, minus the few bites that my husband and I took to sample. I will go into more depth on the subject when I publish a successful recipe from that cookbook (as I’m sure there will be one; the Mint Bars just weren’t my bag)….

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