Fall Foodie: Espresso Streusel Coffee Cake

I want to preface this post by saying that it absolutely drives me nuts when you’re trying to check out a recipe and you have to scroll through paragraph after paragraph of someone’s autobiography or their whimsical recollections of each and every single ingredient used- because I know that many of us just want to […]

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Fall Foodie: Chai Latte Cupcakes with Caramel Brulée Frosting

Although I am all about pumpkin and apple-infused desserts this time of year, there’s another underrated Fall flavor that I’ve wanted to incorporate more into my baking in 2021- and while looking for inspiration into my next Autumnal dish to serve to visiting friends and family- I stumbled across this recipe via Half Baked Harvest […]

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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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Local Loves: Drawbridge Ice Cream

I know that I’ve mentioned my love of Mystic, Connecticut in the past. It’s the quintessential, picturesque New England Summer destination- filled with waterside dining options, unique boutique shops and historical landmarks/locations- making it the perfect place to spend a few days during the hotter months. But, given that it’s also immensely popular this time […]

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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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