Archive for the ‘coconut’ Category

german chocolate cake cookies

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by Two Tiny Kitchens 2 Comments

Have you ever noticed how how polarizing nuts can be!?  Seriously, I feel as though everyone I ask either LOVES the nuts in baked goods, or HATES the nuts.  A personal example – my 8-year-old Sam is the LEAST picky eater I’ve ever met.  Seriously, when  he was home last week with pneumonia I wanted to baby him and asked what he’d like to eat – ice cream, chicken soup, anything his heart desired.  What does he request? Brussel sprouts!  Honestly, when we lived in Japan he’d try every strange smelling/looking food that the rest of us backed away from.  We’d all watch in awe while he sampled raw octopus, fermented soybean, and pickled plums, just to name a few.  The one thing Sam absolutely refuses to eat?  Baked goods with nuts!  Is there anyone who is feels lukewarm on this issue?  (more…)

coconut-key lime bars

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Two Tiny Kitchens 5 Comments

OK, Ashley and I have noticed a trend in our post write-ups: easy and delicious.  Although we do love a challenge when we have some extra time (and I swear it’s not due to an uncreative or unimaginative vocabulary!), easy and delicious just seem to be our style.  So here’s another amazingly easy and delicious recipe that we highly recommend.  Seriously, even if you’re not a big coconut or lime fan, you could really enjoy these treats.  And by the way, we tried a few other disappointing coconut and lime recipes (love you Martha, but this pie was deceptively beautiful) before striking gold with this one.  So when we say delicious, we MEAN delicious!  Promise.


everything cookies

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Two Tiny Kitchens 8 Comments

First, sorry for the LONG delay since the last post.  Ashley and I have both been in transition.  She between jobs and apartments (although still in Brooklyn), and I across the ocean.  My family is finally starting  to settle back into life in the states (Northern Virginia to be exact), as plain ‘ol Americans.  Anyway, despite our best efforts, we’ve both still got what surely qualify as tiny kitchens.

OK, explanations and apologies over, now on to the treats!!!  I know, I know, these cookies aren’t quite as flashy as our usual posts, but TRUST ME, they are so worthy!  I absolutely love the consistency, unlike anything I’ve had before, it must be the combo of oil and butter, doesn’t that sound healthy?  But who cares?  Trust me, they’re worth every bite.  And besides, they’ve got oatmeal, cornflakes, and nuts… all good things!  I’m sure it all balances out in the end.  I found these over at Lovin’ From the Oven over a year ago, and despite the glaring absence of anything chocolate, something about her description made me want to give them a try.  So, so glad I did.  If you need a little change from your favorite chocolate chippers, definitely make and share these cookies.  Yumzo! (more…)

samoa blondies

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by Two Tiny Kitchens 19 Comments

Holy freakin yum!  I have made these multiple times over the last year in hopes of getting a good picture, and every single time they are gone before I can get the camera out.  Actually, the batter is so, so delicious, that it’s hard enough just to get them in the oven, let alone allow them to cool, cut them into presentable squares, and then wait to partake while I arrange and shoot.  Forget about it.  They really are reminiscent of the girl scout samoa cookie (my absolute fav), but I can honestly say these are better.  And these are SO EASY!  Seriously one bowl, they’re mixed and in the oven in less than 15 minutes.  (more…)