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Have You Subscribed to Coley Cooks?

Hey there! How’s your summer going?  I just wanted to check in to see if, well, you still checked in here. Just in case you weren’t aware, I moved my site over to back in February, and I’ve been posting new recipes twice a week ever since.

If you somehow missed the memo, or have been wondering what the heck happened to me, now you know! Bookmark my new site, or better yet, subscribe so you can be part of the party. There’s lots of fun things happening over on Coley Cooks, and I don’t want you to miss any of it.

See ya there!!

xo Coley


Introducing Coley Cooks & the Big Kitchen Reveal!!



Remember about a month ago when I told you I had lots of cool new stuff in store for 2015? Well, here we are! I’m finally ready to let you all in on the big scoop.

I’m beyond excited to be Introducing Coley Cooks, my new brand and format for documenting all of my latest ventures. Rather than having a bunch of different names for all the different stuff I’m doing, I decided to put it all under one roof.

I’ll still be posting up the same goofy stories and tantalizing recipes, only now you’ll find them here rather than on Too Full For School.  And not to worry, if you we’re subscribed to the blog before, you’ll still be receiving e-mail updates, only now from Coley Cooks!

So, heres the catch! (sigh – there’s always a catch!)

To see the new blog features and the big reveal of our new kitchen, you have to head over to to see it!

(click here, and it will take you!)

See ya there!

Where Fruit Flies go to Die


We interrupt this stream of tomato chatter to bring you an ingenious solution to a problem that seems unavoidable this time of year. Well, only if you keep boatloads of sweet summer produce on your counters.

You may currently be suffering from fruit flies. Symptoms include: seeing tiny specks in front of your eyes, feelings of severe irritation and annoyance, excessive cleaning of the kitchen, and the absolute worst: finding larvae crawling on your precious hand picked fruits.

Shudder. Even the word larvae gives me the heebie jeebies. When it gets to this point, you know you have a problem. Continue reading Where Fruit Flies go to Die

Nutella and Bananas in Phyllo


Can I let you all in on a little secret?

I hate Halloween.

Hate is a strong word, and I don’t use it very often. But I spent the majority of my childhood being absolutely terrified of Halloween. So much so that I would miss school for days on end, staying up all night physically sick from thinking about ghosts, witches, vampires- you name it.

Sounds intense, right?

It was. Continue reading Nutella and Bananas in Phyllo

Thai one on

I’ve been doing a lot of overindulging lately. It seems that every other day there is a new reason to celebrate:

Anniversaries! Birthdays! End of summer! Engagements! Weddings! Babies! Girls night! Double date night! Family visiting! Friends in Town!


I see nothing wrong with enjoying the finer things in life, but sometimes when I’ve had a little bit too much of, well, everything, I crave a meal that is light and cleansing. So tonight, rather than hitting the town, I’m bringing you a second blog post for this week with not one, but TWO recipes. Continue reading Thai one on

Homemade Ricotta & A Pizza Box Full of Figs


The Tuesday after Labor Day is sort of a big deal around here. Living in a coastal town that draws in lots of tourists for the summer, everyone lets out a big sigh of relief when this day comes around each year.

It’s not that we have anything against the tourists, or “shoobies” as they are more commonly known by the locals.  Its just that by the time mid-August rolls around, most locals have had enough of the crowds, the traffic, trash on the beaches, and sometimes less-than-friendly attitudes.

But its the shoobies who make this such a fun and bustling place to be in the summertime. Without them, many of our restaurants, bars, markets, and shops couldn’t survive on local business alone, and that’s essentially why many of them shut down in the off season. Continue reading Homemade Ricotta & A Pizza Box Full of Figs