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Chef Jessica’s Coco-Mocha Bird’s Nest Cookies

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Many moons ago, just before Easter, I was born.  It was one of the few times in my life that I was exceptionally early (6 weeks to be exact).  I came home from the hospital just before Easter Sunday.  Since then Easter and my birthday have shared a close proximity and I’ve often ended up with Easter-themed cakes and treats.  Somewhere my mother has a photo of the time I climbed on the  dining room table (at the age of 2) and helped myself to a bunny shaped cake.  It wasn’t pretty—by the time I was discovered the cake was […]

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Happy Birthday Oreo – Chef Jessica’s Mud Pie

mud pie 225x225  Happy Birthday Oreo – Chef Jessica’s Mud Pie

With the constant onslaught of less than happy news it is nice to find stories that are more celebratory.  Nabisco was proud to announce the 100th birthday of Oreo cookies earlier this week.  I have to be honest; I’m not a regular consumer.  Yes, I’ll admit that dunked in milk they are quite tasty but I tend to prefer cookies of the homemade variety.  There is however one thing they do exceptionally well… chocolate crusts!  I recently discovered an even better way to make their famous crust, I now use coconut oil to create the perfect texture and even better flavor […]

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Chef Jessica’s Healthy Crepes with Coconut Oil

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I absolutely loved helping my mom make crepes when I was a little girl.  We would make a huge batch on Special occasions and it was always my job to oversee quality control by eating any that weren’t perfect circles.  With spring break around the corner I am planning a similar adventure with my kids.  I always try to plan a few fun kitchen activities when they are on vacation from school.  I’ve altered my mom’s recipe to make these crepes much healthier.  I also like to add a generous amount of Kelapo extra-virgin coconut oil– since I know it […]

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