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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Taste of Summer: Buttermilk-Battered Pan-Fried Fish Fillets

I enjoy seafood year-round- it’s one of my favorite things to eat- but I especially love it in the Summertime when lobster rolls, crab cakes and fish and chips are served fresh and can be savored beach-side while the weather is still nice and warm here in New England. Since I’m getting getting ready to […]

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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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Cookout Classics: Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli

In the Summertime, I love grilling fruits and vegetables. There’s just something so satisfying about grilled pineapple and watermelon skewers with some feta added in for good measure- or some grilled onions and peppers to throw on top of a freshly prepared and juicy cheeseburger. Here in New England- grilling outdoors is an activity that’s […]

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Summer Scoops: One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

I know that this upcoming Fourth of July isn’t going to be like anything we’ve grown used to in terms of celebrations here in the States. Large cookouts/BBQs, packed pool parties, busy beach days, and crowded fireworks displays are pretty much cancelled this year in states that are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously- but that […]

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Cookout Classics: BLT Tacos

Making a BLT isn’t exactly a challenge and doesn’t require any significant level of skill. It’s three basic, core ingredients and mayonnaise (if you prefer) spread out on some bread or a roll. Writing a long introductory post about something so simple doesn’t exactly feel necessary. What I *will* say is that BLTs are also […]

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