7.01.2015

White Chocolate Coconut Key Lime Cookies


Oh happy day! My fellow food blogger Zainab of Blahnik Baker is having a baby boy and today, the food blogosphere is throwing her a virtual baby shower! Hip hip hooray!


Virtual baby showers are the best. All the secret planning and gathering of recipes is so exciting! But my favorite part is when said blogger wakes up to find the interwebs celebrating them. I think we need to get close family and friends involved in these things because it would be GOLDEN to capture that very moment they log on to their computer and realize what's going on! I know I would FLIP OUT.

There's only one negative thing to having a virtual baby shower and that is not being able to eat any of the amazing dishes/desserts your food blogger friends have come up with. It's legit cry worthy. If you don't believe me, just check out the links below. Seriously, cry worthy.

Blackberry Coconut Cupcakes, by Baking a Moment 
  Blueberry Coconut Meusli Bars, by The Spiffy Cookie 
  Caramel Coconut Cluster Bars, by Eats Well with Others 
  Chocolate Coconut Cake, by Brunch with Joy 
  Coconut Cake, by I am Baker 
  Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream, by The Recipe Rebel 
  Coconut Energy Bites, by The Kitchenarium 
  Coconut Key Lime Angel Food Cake Roll, by Flavor the Moments 
  Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars, by Two in the Kitchen 
  Coconut Key Lime Macarons, by Life Made Sweeter 
  Coconut Pineapple Banana Smoothie, by The Bitter Side of Sweet 
  Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp, by Healthy Nibbles and Bits 
  Coconut Sweet Potato Muffins, by Luci's Morsels 
Key Lime Coconut Button Sandwich Cookies, by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody 
  Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake, by Grandbaby Cakes 
  Lavender Coconut Macarons, by Broma Bakery 
  Mango Coconut Donuts, by Chez Catey Lou 
  Mango Coconut Smoothie, by Jessica in the Kitchen 
  Mango Summer Cake, by Keep it Sweet Desserts 
  Mini Coconut Cream Pies, by Hip Foodie Mom 
  Pina Colada Pie, by Life, Love, and Sugar 
  Skinny Blueberry Lime Scones, by Club Narwhal 
  Spiced Lentils with Toasted Coconut, by This Gal Cooks 
  Toasted Coconut Banana Meringue Pie, by The Sweet {Tooth} Life 
  Tropical Pineapple Coconut Sangria, by Shared Appetite

But let's talk about what I brought to the party because today is a happy day, no tears allowed! Zainab is a huge fan of coconut so I baked up these tropical white chocolate coconut key lime cookies! It is a GLORIOUS combination, y'all.


6.24.2015

NBA Finals + DiGiorno




Happy Wednesday y'all! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a wonderful Father's Day! Today, we're talking basketball and my favorite food group....pizza!


Now, let me start off by saying, I'm not a frozen pizza kind of girl. Never really got into it as my mother taught me from a young age how to make a mean pizza dough and an even better tomato sauce. However, last week's Game 6 of the NBA finals was a special occasion and it called for sitting back, relaxing, and popping some DiGiorno pizza in the oven.

Why DiGiorno? Well, everyone knows, if it's not delivery, it's DiGiorno. Am I right, or am I right? Ha!

Okay, on a more serious note, DiGiorno actually recently released a brand new line they're calling Pizzeria!™ Thin. You may already know, DiGiorno is famous for their Rising Crust pizza. Well, they're back at it again, with a new and improved crust that's preservative free AND proofed for 90 minutes before being baked to crispy perfection!

6.18.2015

No-Churn Peach Cobbler Ice Cream


Remember when you had to have your peach cobbler with a side of ice cream? Pfft. That was lame. Struggling to get the perfect proportion of ice cream on the spoon while it melted away on the warm cobbler, and ending up with one big soupy mess.

Well, you don't have to worry about that anymore.


I have reinvented how we eat peach cobbler by creating a peach cobbler ice cream. YASSSS (as all the cool kids are saying). And in reinventing how we eat peach cobbler, I invented one of the most delicious ice cream flavors to ever exist. In my opinion, that is.


I would definitely trust my opinion though, because I eat A LOT of ice cream. Just ask my family, the freezer is never empty. So, I know what the good stuff is. And this.is.it.

One taste of this ice cream and you will be screaming for more. Just don't scream too loud because if someone else hears you, you'll have to share. And that would be a truly terrible thing.

6.08.2015

Photo An Hour

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Hi y'all! Happy Monday! Today, we're going to be doing things a bit differently around here. Rather than sharing a recipe, I'll be sharing what a typical day looks like for me! So, let's jump right in!

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6.04.2015

Banana Pudding Bars


It's no secret, I'm bananas over bananas. I try really hard to avoid bookmarking more banana recipes, but I can't help myself. ESPECIALLY when there is custard involved. And so, ladies and gents, I present thee with banana pudding bars.


Holy moly guacamole. These are sort of like banana cream pie, but easier because we're bypassing the traditional pie crust and crushing up vanilla wafers instead. From there, it's just a simple vanilla custard and some whipped cream, and you've got yourself a cool and refreshing dessert idea for summer potlucks.


Make sure you err on the side of cooking your custard longer so that it's thick enough to withstand being cut into bars. I didn't do this and the bars sort of deconstructed, but they were still absolutely delicious and that's what matters, right?