DIY Flavored Coconut Butters – Sweet and Savory

DIY Flavored Coconut Butters - Sweet and Savory
Easy.  Delicious.  Nutritious.  Affordable.   Skip those $10 – $15 jars of expensive coconut butter and DIY it!  I bought a 5-pound bag of organic unsweetened shredded coconut for $13 and made my own jar of coconut butter for about 60 cents!  It’s easy and you can add all kinds of flavorings to suit your condiment needs.  I made a Vanilla Cinnamon version and a Yellow Curry version.  Sweet.  Savory.

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Squares w/ Cinnamon Whipped Cream & Petita Praline



My son surprised me the other morning.  He came to the table during breakfast carrying three Everyday Food magazines and said, “Mom, I was looking through these and picked out three recipes I’d like you to make.”  What?  My 10-year old son was looking at cooking magazines?  And actually found it interesting enough to pick out some recipes?  I turned giddy.  I instantly had visions of us spending hours cooking together, watching cooking shows together, talking about recipe ideas and interesting ingredients.  I said, “Sure, of course!  We can make them together!”  He showed me the recipes, we tagged the pages, and the plan was set in motion.