Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream

 

 


Happy first day of Spring! It’s Lauren here from Lauren’s Recipe Box. The warm weather is finally here to stay (fingers crossed) in East Tennessee! This past weekend was a slow one at our house and I must say it was nice that way. We celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday with Mexican food and coconut cupcakes. Is there a better combination?!

I was excited to make these sweet cupcakes for her birthday because I know how much she loves coconut cake. And this time of year just calls for coconut! If you are a coconut lover this is the recipe for you!

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Great-Grandmother’s Homemade Irish Soda Bread

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I am thinking about time travel today and not because I have been watching Cosmos.  I am thinking about time travel because I want to go back to a specific place in time.  I want to go back to Elko, Nevada, March 1960.  My mom would be nine years old.  She would most likely be in the sweetest dress you have ever seen with her hair bouncing in its natural curls.  My full-blooded Irish great-grandmother Hortense would be in the kitchen.  In the kitchen she would be busy but not too busy to be singing.  She would be signing the songs of her homeland while her hands moved quickly.   Not too quickly of course to lift a spoon to my mom’s lips and offer her a taste of the meal to come. 

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Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

This Blueberry Bliss Smoothie is a refreshing and healthy snack! It’s packed with nutrition for a great breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.
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Hot Shaved Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches with Brown Sugar & Butter Sauce

I love Turkey. In fact my favorite food is turkey sandwiches. Literally, any way you slice it (pun intended.) I can eat any type of turkey sandwich that is hot, cold, on sliced bread, or hoagie. Around Thanksgiving, my husband knows that I will be eating turkey sandwiches for the next week, so we always be sure to buy a little bit bigger bird than we would normally.


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