coconut

Tropical Toffee

December 14, 2012
Thumbnail image for Tropical Toffee

Note: This toffee recipe recreation was originally published on Eat Boutique. If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned from paging through Liz Gutman and Jen King’s high calorie cookbook it’s that candy making is supposed to be fun. Bright colors, smiley faces and quirky images abound in The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook. My favorite image, a little […]

Read the full article →

Happy Turkey Day!

November 26, 2009
Thumbnail image for Happy Turkey Day!

I saw this festive Turkey Cake on Craft earlier this week (thank you Cathy Callahan) and because I’m a glutton for punishment I decided to try to whip one up. Well the finishing touches were just sprinkled on mere moments ago and I think this bright bird came out remarkably well. I made a few […]

Read the full article →

Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

June 1, 2009
Thumbnail image for Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

Last week we had terrible weather in Boston. It was dark, dreary, and downright depressing. Not even the alliteration in those words could bring a smile to my face. So I finally gave in to the cozy temptation of my soft red couch and curled up with a copy of Emily Franklin’s new book Too […]

Read the full article →

Peppermint Crunch Sandwich Cookies

December 8, 2008
Thumbnail image for Peppermint Crunch Sandwich Cookies

I impulse shopped Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips at Target a few weeks ago when I was supposed to be picking out my holiday cards. I secretly thought they would be disgusting but I bought them anyway. Well surprise surprise: these baking bits are about as far from awful on the spectrum of delicious as […]

Read the full article →

CK Cooks: Aunt Kara’s Ambrosia

November 27, 2008
Thumbnail image for CK Cooks: Aunt Kara’s Ambrosia

Thanksgiving is the premier holiday for the Kelly family, and for as long as I can remember my favorite part of the meal has always been Ambrosia. This admittedly strange concoction of coconut, marshmallows, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and sour cream has touched my taste buds like nothing else on the overflowing table. While I’ve always […]

Read the full article →

Baked Feather Boa Doughnuts

November 11, 2008

Yesterday morning I got up at 6:00 AM so I could make Heidi Swanson’s baked doughnut recipe and deck them out in true “Erin style” with oodles of pink icing and coconut. Since I couldn’t bring true Top Pot Doughnuts back to Boston with me I decided I’d at least have them in spirit. Voila! […]

Read the full article →

Coconut Sandwich Cookies

February 24, 2008

Coconut made quite a few guest appearances in my childhood. In 2nd grade, my teacher brought in a coconut, a hammer, and a nail and proceeded to mercilessly beat on the poor things shell until it cracked open. Let me tell you, that was quite a lesson. By the time it was finally opened we […]

Read the full article →

Chocolate Chip, Toasted Pecan, Coconut Cookies

January 22, 2008

I picked up Amanda Hesser’s book Cooking for Mr. Latte after the holidays at the Harvard Book Store. I honestly had no idea who she was. In reality I thought that it was a new book since it was marked as a staff pick. Later in the evening Google revealed the truth to me. It […]

Read the full article →