Coconut Oatmeal

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I love a good bowl of oatmeal.  It's of course fabulous on a chilly morning in its classic form, with some warm milk and a little brown sugar and maybe some raisins, but I also love it in savory form for supper, with a little melted cheddar cheese stirred into it and a soft cooked egg on top.  Mmm, mmm, mmmmm.  So I have breakfast and supper covered, and maybe this newest version can be the lunchtime kind?  So here we go...let's send our oatmeal to the tropics! Read More & Get the Recipe

Lazy Daisy Cake

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When I first mentioned on my Facebook page that I was making Lazy Daisy cake, I got all kinds of folks telling me how many wonderful memories this cake holds for them.  It's one of those old-timey recipes that brought back childhood memories for a lot of people...many of the messages I got referred to grandma's kitchen.  My own grandma made some wonderful treats in her kitchen that are are near and dear to my heart, but Lazy Daisy cake actually wasn't one of them.  No, I made this delicious concoction of a hot milk cake topped with sweet broiled coconut filling because it reminded me of a friend I have right this minute. Read More & Get the Recipe

Coconut Pecan Blender Cake

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I have so many, many things to say in this post.  It's going to be one of those stream of consciousness kind of rambling things that includes pictures of my recent jaunt to Nashville, an apology to the Southern husband and a video-chat with my bunny who is off at college, so if you want to skip over all of that and get right to the recipe, which is a super-easy one bowl coconut pecan cake that you make in your blender, feel free to skip right on down to the end.  I'll understand! Read More & Get the Recipe

Toasted Coconut Milkshakes

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Sometimes it's the easiest, quickest recipes that are the very best, especially when it comes to dessert.  I feel this way about my beloved strawberry sherbet recipe, and my adored cookie truffle recipe, and my trusty banana parfait recipe.  And now I feel this way about toasted coconut milkshakes.  Five ingredients, one blender, and five minutes to frosty, creamy, coconut happiness.  Here goes! Read More & Get the Recipe

Coconut Blueberry Muffins

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Okay everyone, the Framed Cooks makeover celebration continues with another cookbook giveaway, but unless you want to scroll right down to the end, you'll have to live through some of my meandering along through why I had to make this recipe today.  I looked out my window today, and spring had sprung!  The birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and my little cherry tree decided to burst into beautiful bloom overnight.  When the cherry tree blooms, I think summer can't be far away.  Which means I have to make immediately make blueberry muffins.  Who knows why. Read More & Get the Recipe

Coconut Shrimp Salad

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So, this happens to me WITHOUT FAIL every January.  Right about now, I get a hankering for something tropical.  Something made with coconut and corn and seafood.  Something that makes no sense to be eating when all of us here in the Northern Hemisphere are pretty much standing around in a big old pile of this: But I want it anyway, and since it isn't always practical to hop on a plane to the Cayman Islands, this recipe might possibly be the next best thing.  The most challenging part of it is the corn - I was lucky enough to snag some Actual Fresh Corn at my local market (probably flown in from the Cayman Islands.  I try so hard to be a locavore, but sometimes I stumble in big ways), but if you need to, you can definitely sub in some defrosted frozen corn.  Aside from that, you are home free in terms of the ingredients.  The basis of the salad is that corn, some nice cooked shrimp that you have chopped into bite-sized pieces, some fresh parsley or cilantro, and a chopped up Read More & Get the Recipe