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.
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
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.
I picked up a couple coconut glasses at the local party store. I had to get into the spirit of things.
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 German Chocolate Cake was originally made with a type of Baker’s Chocolate called German’s Sweet Chocolate bar.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.
The three layers of cake with the coconut frosting are amazing!
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.
The crust is perfect. The top is almost there, but not quite.
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.
Not quite the same, but still a damn good cookie bar.
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.