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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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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Festive Foodie: Nutella Hot Cocoa

So I know that hot chocolate isn’t a complex thing to make and typically requires under five minutes of prep time before it can be enjoyed. Hot water and a packet of cocoa- or, if you’re like me- steamed milk and a pouch of the most decadent flavored mix you can find. Some whipped cream […]

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Fall Foodie: Cinnamon Cake with Cider Frosting

As we head into the holiday season, my upcoming recipes will undoubtedly be more festive (and there will probably be a lot of peppermint and eggnog involved-) but before we start down that road- I had another Fall-inspired dessert I was excited to share this week that combines cinnamon and apple cider in a delightfully […]

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Game Day Eats: Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Usually around this time every year, I’d be taking a day trip to The Big E with my friends to do a little impulse shopping, hop on some potentially dangerous carnival rides- and indulge in deep fried Oreos, French fries and gourmet macaroni and cheese. Of course, COVID-19 had other plans, and much like everything […]

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Breakfast Buffet: Coconut Banana Pancakes

I’m sure I’ve said it before in past recipe posts- but I love the flavors of the Summer season. Fresh fruit, grilled meats and seafood, crisp vegetables and rich macaroni or potato salads- but a lot of those recipes are more for the afternoon and evening crowds. When it comes to breakfast- I haven’t really […]

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Campfire Creations: Grilled S’mores Calzones

June 1st, while not the *official* first day of Summer- is still the beginning of the season to me. I start wearing shorts and flip flops, start spending a little more time at the beach- and start cooking some of my most beloved Summertime dishes. One of my favorites? S’mores- especially these quick and easy […]

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