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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sweet, Rich & Creamy

Foodie fun on Mother's Day this year hosts a sweet, rich, creamy pie. What's so neat about this pie is its versatility. The creamy filling can be enhanced with crushed pineapple or diced bananas. For the 'bed' in which the creamy goodness lies, it can be traditional graham cracker crust, chocolate cookie crumb crust or perhaps a coconut crust. Even better is you are not limited just to it being a traditional pie!

May 8...
National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Five Food Finds about Coconuts

  • The coconut is not a nut.  In fact, it isn’t a fruit either.  It is a seed!
  • Coconut oils accelerate the metabolism.  Of course, if you put them in pie you may not notice the effect.
  • The sailors aboard Vasco de Gama’s ships gave the coconut its name.  They called it “Coco”, named after a grimacing face or hobgoblin.
  • The water from the coconut has traditionally been used when commercial IV solutions of plasma have not been available.
  • Coconut oils also contain four growth hormones, called cytokinins, and three sets of chromosomes – or triploids – that help the development of many organisms. [Source: Foodimentary]

~Recipe Time~

Easy Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

 Coconut Cream Pie with a Chocolate Crumb Crust Recipe

Coconut Cream Pie Bars Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Bars Recipe

  Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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