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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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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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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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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Insta-Dinners: Instant Pot Spaghetti with Goat Cheese, Mint and Peas

Spring is in the air- which means I’m ready for it to be on my plate, as well- and there are certain flavors and ingredients I love to incorporate into my dinners and desserts this time of year that I don’t usually use all that often during the colder Winter months. Lemon and mint are […]

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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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