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Lime In ‘Da Coconut Cheesecake

This is a dessert manifestation of many moons gone by. I dreamt it over and over, but I just never did it. Isn't it gorgeous?? Limes. Coconuts. Great flavor profile. Cookies, cocktails, cupcakes, shrimp. The inspirations are endless. Never thought much about the lime/coconut combo until the movie Practical Magic, right?? Is this the case …

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Lime and Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Diving deeper into the kitchen purge, I found myself faced with quite the collection of extracts. The list of little brown bottles I've accumulated is lengthy. It includes vanilla, rum, lemon, banana, almond, lime and coconut to name a few. I've been threatening to make a "lime in the coconut" cheesecake for many years, plus, …

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Tuesday Tea Tag Talk: Appreciation of Self & Honoring Your Soul

I plan to get this post done in the 7 minutes it takes to steep my tea from now on. I've come to see that some blogs are too long winded and a bit redundant. I always have new stuff happening, so there's no reason to be repetitive. I've been changing things up, seeing what …

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Tuesday Tea Tag Talk: Let Things Come to You

It's going to be a short and sweet post, friends. I have to work in a few hours, and my feet still hurt from yesterday and the weeks prior. Holidays in the service industry can suck, but the old bank accounts are getting fatter. No time to spend. Work. Deposit. Eat. Sleep. I had a …

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Tuesday Tea Tag Talk: The Beauty of the Soul

I thought I might get a tag that was a little less thought provoking if I got into the Blueberry Slim tea this morning. That it might be geared more around physical fitness or something less emotional, but that wasn't to be. After the week I've had since we last chatted, I just wanted to …

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Mushroom and Gorgonzola Risotto

Sunday dinner tends to be a decent sized production around here. I try my best to do something new, or at least challenging, but I've been leaning toward convenient all too often as of late. Today I'm tackling risotto, which I've made before, but not regularly. Full disclosure, the stuff scares the hell out of …

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THE Original Rumchata Cheesecake

Hello, Cookers!! After 5 years since publishing, and 163,000 shares on FB, my Rumchata Cheesecake is still getting hits and comments. Every year around Thanksgiving the post blows up with new comments, and it stays popular through January. This recipe put me on the map and helped me decide to actually try and become a …

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Tuesday Tea Tag Talk: Steadiness, Character, Commitment

Good morning!! This is the first in a series of posts where I'll share a tea time reflection and writing. I started to share these inspiring tea tags early this year, and due to my not being sure how I would reinvent and redirect the blog as a whole, I just stopped. I would tend …

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Turkey & Trimmings Pizza

Long before the turkey and sides are all packed up in their respective containers and stacked neatly into the refrigerator each year, my food forward brain is trying to come up with ideas for the leftovers. This year's concoction was this masterpiece.. I'm good for the midnight turkey sandwich, as tradition would have it, but …

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Barb G’s “No Butter” Sweet Potato Casserole

Let me tell you about my friend Barb G. We cross paths with people in our lives sometimes that really have an impact and make us feel loved. She's just one of those people in my life, and I'm grateful for her. I'm going to share a recipe she sent me because I trust her …

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