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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

Pumpkin Danish Kringle

 It has been a lousy week. First, I flooded the upstairs bathrooms, master bedroom, and kitchen when I turned the water back on after trying to fix a leaky shower faucet.
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Then my doctor confirms that the reason I am feeling extra lousy is I am sick. Not to mention we are living with a gazillion heater fans and dehumidifiers while they dry out the house.

We have the same set up drying the ceiling in the kitchen.

If you drew a cartoon of me I’d have a little raincloud over my head. 


Picture it. I am shuffling through Trader Joe’s mentally kicking myself for not taking the entire faucet valve assembly with me so I wouldn’t have bought a similar but incorrect replacement part and  flood the house, not looking forward to possible renovations so close to the holidays, and feeling achy, cranky and sick. 

I figure a bottle of make me feel better 100% fruit juice might not be such a bad idea  since I have to drink more fluids while the meds do their thing when I almost bump into a table filled with the dessert of my ancestors – Danish kringle!

But not just any kringle from Denmark (by way of Danish American bakers in Wisconsin) but Pumpkin Caramel Kringle!

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Gaze upon the wonder of these flakey layers of thin buttery crust cradling pumpkin filling magic.

As much as I like kringle, I don’t make it at home because getting the thin layers of dough right it is hard to do. There is a Danish bakery in Wisconsin that makes kringle better than I can ever hope to do. It is best to have their kringle on rare occasions otherwise I’d be sporting this kringle shape around my waist until the day I die.  

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A whole Danish kringle before Husband and I dove into it head first.

When I saw the kringle is from the masters of OH Danish Bakery my plan for treat myself to fruit juice plan quickly changed to a treat myself to a make me feel better kringle from Denmark.

I figured it wouldn’t hurt to surprise Husband with a peace offering of kringle for mucking up the house on such a grand scale either.

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