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Coconut Cream Pie

Wow, who knew people would go so crazy for a classic coconut cream pie?! So here's my recipe, the one that moves grown men to silence. It has a creamy coconut-milk filling topped with either whipped cream or lofty meringue. Just in time for Father's Day and summer gatherings! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


"... I Must've Done Something Good ..."We all recognize the line, right? the one from The Sound of Music, that magical scene when the Captain and Maria realize the miracle of finding one another? (Need a reminder? Here it is on YouTube.)I so love that scene! And yes, I relate, thanks to this guy.) But when I think of the "good" I might've done since my now 91-year old father came to live with us more than a year ago, #PieDayFriday ranks right up there.It was exactly a year ago on Father's Day weekend that the idea of homemade pie every Friday reached up and grabbed me by the rolling pin. Fifty-two pies later, it's still fun! I'm still …

Easy Garlic-Herb Mediterranean Chicken

"Med Chicken" for Easy, Casual Summer Gatherings
The Recipe: So yeah. This chicken is easy to make. (It even tastes like it's grilled but is cooked, quick-quick, under the broiler.) And there's garlic, lots of garlic. And fresh herbs, parsley, mint, thyme and oregano. But isn't Easy Garlic-Herb Mediterranean Chicken a, y'know, mouthful? That's why here at home I call it "Med Chicken," a name as short and simple and enticing as this marinated Middle-eastern chicken tastes at the table. Make some hummus and enjoy! The Conversation: A call for your best kitchen pantry ideas! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


What's Your Pantry Like?Do you have a pantry? A little pantry? A big pantry??Or are you like me, living without a kitchen pantry, even a small one?The funny thing is, when we redid our kitchen four years ago, we actually removed an inefficient pantry. After it was gone, I made room for a few cans of beans and tomatoes below a counter (awkward .…