Cookout Classics: Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad

Before I begin rolling out my Autumnal inspired dishes and pumpkin-infused desserts (of which I have oh so many this year,) I thought I’d share a quick, easy and universally beloved side dish recipe for those of you who plan on throwing the biggest and boldest of Labor Day Weekend cookouts, backyard BBQs and/or beachside […]

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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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Cookout Classics: The Frycuterie Board

I love a good charcuterie- especially when there’s a healthy variety of meats, cheeses and (sometimes) fruits to pick from and not too much of one thing or not enough of another thing. Seeing how my friends and family arrange their own take on the trend is always fun, too- ranging anywhere from simple and […]

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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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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, entrรฉes 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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