Local Loves: Del’s Lemonade

If you grew up in New England, chances are you spent an occasional Summer day/weekend at any of the beautiful beaches or seaside communities Rhode Island has to offer and, if you did- then you certainly enjoyed a Del’s frozen lemonade more than once since their trucks were always close by the shore or the […]

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Insta-Dinners: Coconut Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lime

The Summer of 2021 feels like it’s all about making up for the time and traditions we all collectively missed out on during the Summer of 2020. My schedule for the next few weeks- when I’m not working, of course- is filled with plans with friends and family, long overdue beach days, travel throughout New […]

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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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Not-So-Local-Loves: Peppermill

Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada! I’ve been here since this past Saturday morning to visit with Kelsey’s family and spend a few nights baby-sitting the kids while Andrew is getting acclimated to an overnight shift at his new job. It’s been a blast so far- with a lot of games, snacks and more than one […]

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Cookout Classics: Beer Bratwursts with Dijon Coleslaw

Although Memorial Day isn’t for another week- I thought I’d get the Summertime/outdoor grilling recipes started a little early with a quick and easy, beer-infused lunch (or dinner!) dish that is sure to be a favorite among your freshly-vaccinated friends and family at your next gathering! While I’m a big fan of the traditional hamburgers […]

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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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Frolicking and Food Trucks…

With May kicking off this past Saturday, I was delighted to wake up that morning to find a blue, sunny sky greeting me. I had plans to take some photos with my friend/neighbor/photographer, Dan, so having lots of natural light- and no rain!- would make for some great pictures and no hassle. Granted, it was […]

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Garden Goods: Pesto Zoodles

Last week, I wrote about starting my gardening endeavors in the comfort of my apartment. I had wanted to do it not only to pass the time and challenge myself to see if I could actually keep plants alive for more than a couple of days while utilizing the huge windows and abundance of natural […]

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