cookies · Desserts · Easter

Coconut Macaroon Easter Egg Nests

I love, love, love coconut macaroons.  I love them for many reasons.  One, they are easy and I am lazy.  Two, they have like 4 ingredients.  Three, they are completely delicious, and four, they are gluten free, and I almost never find anything that is gluten free that I also like. These Easter Egg Nest… Continue reading Coconut Macaroon Easter Egg Nests


Disneyland’s Matterhorn Macaroons

Far and away, the best thing I put in my mouth when I was in Disneyland a few weeks ago was the Matterhorn Macaroon from the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.  I went into my vacation armed with a list from the Disney Food Blog of all the “must eats” that I still hadn’t tried, and… Continue reading Disneyland’s Matterhorn Macaroons


Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free)

Usually, when I’m baking for myself, I stay away from anything labeled “gluten free” or “dairy free.”  It’s nothing personal, it’s just that my family doesn’t have those dietary restrictions, and I love me some dairy and some gluten. In fact, I may have said once or twice that “to me, a life without cheese… Continue reading Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free)

bars · Desserts

Lemon Coconut Gooey Butter Bars

Why is it that everything very good is so very, very bad? Take this modified Paula Deen recipe for Gooey Butter Bars that the genius over at Brown Sugar Mama had the fantastic idea of adding coconut and lemon to.  There are almost 3/4lbs of butter in this this recipe and so much sugar that you… Continue reading Lemon Coconut Gooey Butter Bars

bars · Desserts

Chocolate and Coconut Macaroon Bars

This is me every time somebody (namely, my husband) says they don’t like coconut: I was really desperate for some coconut macaroons tonight.  I’m not sure why.  Sometimes the mood just strikes.  I keep the two essential ingredients for macaroons (coconut and eggs) on hand at all times for just this reason. I decided to… Continue reading Chocolate and Coconut Macaroon Bars

cookies · Desserts

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

My sweet cousin Jessica has Celiac disease.  This is not your “Oh, gluten makes my tummy hurt” kind of allergy.  This is a full on “if you pass a roll over the top of my plate and a crumb falls into my food, I will fall violently ill” kind of sickness.  There is so little… Continue reading Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

chocolate · cookies · Desserts

It’s a Wonderful Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie

I recently made a discovery about myself. I like coconut. It’s one of those things that I tried as a kid, didn’t like, and then just kind of avoided until I turned 32.  Not all coconut, of course.  I have always enjoyed a good pina colada.  I’m talking about the flaked stuff that you put… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie