My father-in-law is a very selfless man who asks for so little. I love that about him but it also makes it difficult to get him something for his birthday. We usually end up just getting him gift cards for Barnes and Noble since he devours books. He turned 74 a few days ago and I at least wanted to make him dessert for celebrating to go with the gift cards. His favorite dessert in the world is coconut cream pie so that was the obvious, delicious choice!
After it chilled, I topped it with a generous layer of whipped cream and lots more toasted coconut. I was so excited to bring it to dinner with my wonderful father-in-law! So a big public Happy Birthday to him and cheers to a great year ahead. xoxo