Fall Foodie: Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Although we are in the middle of our “False Fall” here in New England- a period in early September where we have a week or so of refreshingly cooler temperatures and rainy days before Summer abruptly and briefly reemerges for a final bow that includes scorching heat and stifling humidity- I’ve already started the process […]

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Summer Sweets: Banana Split Cookies

Happy August, everyone! As we embark on a new month (and the last full month of Summer 2021!)– I thought I’d share a bit of a “mash-up” dessert recipe that was passed along to me by a friend a few weeks ago and has since quickly become one of my favorites. Combining the quintessential Summertime […]

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Summer Sweets: Mini Key Lime Pies

Even though the clouds and the rain significantly hindered any major Fourth of July plans here in New England this past weekend, that didn’t stop me from celebrating the holiday in my own- albeit mostly indoors- way. I enjoyed some great food, watched some classic movies, and took some time to prepare a chilled, Summery […]

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Summer Sweets: Berries and Cream Bites

I’m going to level with you all. You don’t need a recipe for this. Out of all the simple appetizers, entrées and desserts I’ve shared here on “Coffee & Chiffon” for the past year or so- this one has got to be the easiest and quickest. If you have approximately ten minutes- you can whip […]

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Spring Sweets: Fluffernutter Quesadillas

When I think of lunch staples from my childhood, fluffernutter sandwiches always come to mind. My mom’s answer to the usual peanut butter and jelly (with the bread crusts cut off, of course)– she’d whip up this sweet and gooey alternative when I started getting picky or fussy about my mid-day meals- and it was […]

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Spring Sweets: Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

I know bananas are often considered a tropical fruit and therefore tropical = Summer flavors- but nothing says “Springtime!” to me more than a slice of freshly baked banana cream pie. Of course, baking one from scratch isn’t always something I have the time or the patience to do- so this past weekend, when the […]

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Spring Sweets: Lemon-Hibiscus Layer Cake

Hello, March! While the first official day of Spring is still a few weeks away- I’m ready to get started a little early with some long-overdue Spring cleaning, a bit of seasonal decorating to freshen up my apartment- and lots of baking. As much as I love a good Winter-and-snowstorm-appropriate hot meal to get me […]

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Sweets For Sweethearts: No-Bake, Gluten-Free Rose Petal Brownies

I had known that I wanted to whip up a Valentine’s Day-inspired dessert this week, even though the holiday isn’t for another few days and even though I will be spending it on my own in the midst of an ongoing global health crisis- but that will never stop me from indulging in a little […]

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