Sex in the Snow – A snow day cocktail!

Sex in the Snow

We have been having a rough winter here in Virginia!  The kids have been out of school for 3 days and it is not even winter yet.  So to cope with the snow and ice I figured it was time for a snow day cocktail.  This snow day cocktail is a fun play on a traditional piña colada.  I have removed pineapple and added sweetened coconut for a nice little bite.

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Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian

It is spring and I am stuck in a tropical drink grind.  Every new cocktail that I think up is tropical in style.  I guess I am hoping that one of these drinks takes me back to an island.  Either way, today’s drink is awesome.  It is heavy on pineapple and coconut like a pina … Read moreBlue Hawaiian

Pina Colada

Pina Colada

Do you like Pina Coladas, well then this post is for you.  This coconut/pineapple inspired drink is awesome!  It is one of those drinks that can go amazingly awesome or horribly wrong and taste like suntan lotion.  I experimented with a few recipes and came to one conclusion; use coconut cream and not coconut milk.  The coconut milk did not have the sweet coconut flavor I was looking for.  Once I figured out that coconut cream was the way to go, this cocktail was ready for prime time Memorial Day status.  All together this is a pretty simple recipe.  However, for its simplicity it is extremely tasty and it will definitely make you a star at a party.

Pina Colada

I picked up a couple coconut glasses at the local party store.  I had to get into the spirit of things.

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German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Last week I wanted something sweet.  After trying to recreate the Pot Belly dream bars, I had a ton of coconut lying around.  The one thing that I always think of when I have coconut is German Chocolate Cake.  It is that chocolate cake that is iced with a creamy coconut frosting.  When I was researching this recipe I found that it is not German at all.  German Chocolate Cake was originally made with a type of Baker’s Chocolate called German’s Sweet Chocolate bar.  German’s Chocolate was a type of chocolate that was made for Baker’s by a man named Sam German.  Yep, the cake is named after a type of chocolate, not a country.  I had no idea.  No matter where it comes from, it is super tasty.

German Chocolate Cake

The three layers of cake with the coconut frosting are amazing!

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Recreating the Dream Bars #2

Yesterday I posted the recipe for my first attempt at dream bars. It was extremely tasty, but not the dream bars that I was looking for.  Today is my second shot.  I wanted to make the crust chewier and more moist.  I wanted the top to be chewy but not cookie like.  So I changed things up a bit today.

Dream Bars II
Dream Bars II

The crust is perfect.  The top is almost there, but not quite.

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Recreating Dream Bars #1

I love Potbelly’s Sandwich Works.  They toast the subs, they are extremely cheap and they have Sheila’s Dream Bars.  I purchase one of these puppies each and every time I enter Potbelly’s.  So the other day I had a thought, why purchase a sub to get a Dream Bar when I could make them at home.  Only problem.  I have no recipe and I need to purchase a couple dream bars to get it right.  The second part was no problem.  This is my first attempt at the dream bar.

Dream Bar Try #1
Dream Bar Try #1

Not quite the same, but still a damn good cookie bar.

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No-Bake Cookies

My Mom would always make these awesome chocolate cookies for me when I was growing up.  I recently asked her for the recipe.  Go figure, no-bake cookies require no baking.  One pan, a little parchment paper and 40 minutes.    Talk about quick treat.  I couldn’t wait to try mine so I had one right after I dropped them on the parchment.  I would recommend against that.  It was like eating napalm.  150+ degrees of tasty goodness.

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