Blueberry Coconut Muffins

This week James’ grandparents flew to Hawaii to celebrate their 55th (!!) wedding anniversary! To get that Aloha! mood started, I made these delightfully moist muffins for them for their plane ride. Luckily, we got to keep a few for ourselves! Ingredients Source: Slightly adapted from Bob’s Red Mill 1-1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup Sugar…

Coconut Cake

Happy Christmakkah everyone! James and I hosted our third annual Kotecki Christmakkah shindig this weekend and had a marvelous time seeing our friends from different parts of our lives, meet, mingle and eat. In honor of the party and in an effort to expand my cake repertoire, I made this layered coconut cake. It. Was….

Coconut Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Spring is right around the corner, but here at casa de Voila (I may have just combined two different languages), we’re ready for summer! To welcome in the warm weather, we celebrated with some tropical-influenced cookies. Half the batch had coconut, chocolate chip and pecans, while the other half had dried pineapple, coconut and pecans….

Chocolate Coconut Walnut Cookies

Impromptu baking moments yield the best results. For example, this cookie. I opened my cabinet, finished off a bag of dark chocolate and white chocolate chips, folded in some coconut and who doesn’t like a little crunch in their cookie? One google search, a few 10-minute batches later we chowed down on these deliciously soft…

Chocolate Coconut Blondies

HAPPY GRADUATION DAVID!!!! On that note…. Imagine a blondie infused with bittersweet dark chocolate and coconut. You probably could have guessed that from the title, but the title is so boring compared to the rich goodness that this recipe offers. Next time I would either double the batter or cut down on the chocolate since…

Coconut Pineapple Strawberry Layer Cake

It all started with one recipe for coconut cake. Then another. Then I had a pint of strawberries that had to get involved. Then before you know it three’s not a crowd but a delicious and rich combination of fruity flavors. The original recipe called for a cream cheese frosting. But when I opened my…

Coconut Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Bars

Do you think that’s a long enough title? This is a two-bowl wonder treat! I’m glad this was the third and final recipe of the weekend cook-off since it turned out to be the easiest, not to mention delicious! Ingredients Recipe courtesy of Everbody Likes Sandwiches 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup…

Long Time No See

Lately I’ve been feeling like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Running around with a clock and a to-do list. With all this craziness, there hasn’t been time to cook or bake. James and I have not gone to the grocery store in two weeks! We’ve pieced together meals here and there, and have…