About

Hi and welcome to my about me page. Just like everyone else that has a blog has to write the dreaded about me page, unless I get someone else to do it but then it looks like I am talking in third person and I do that enough all day long with my kids I would rather not see it on my blog. SO. After that run on sentence. Here is a little about me.

I am a wife and a mom. My family is extremely important to me. My husband and my two young daughters are every thing to me, they are the reason I am writing this blog.  I have a very supportive extended family and my brother and my dad never complain when I make cookies for them. My mom is a cook and a baker as well but she seems to think I have passed her up in that dept. Maybe. I just make different things.

I am a self taught baker and cook. I have many amazing cooks and bakers in my family, some even made a living from baking.  I believe in only using the freshest most natural ingredients available, sticking to locally sourced as much as possible and sticking to organic always. I don’t believe in ever making or eating anything containing genetically modified ingredients. Its not natural, and our bodies don’t process it properly. So any packaged or canned goods mentioned in any of my ingredients will always be organic.

I won’t ever buy anything store bought that I can make, bake or cook. Even if its a very challenging recipe I am always up for the task. My kids and my husband are my number one taste testers and I am lucky to have them as such. My kids eat an amazingly wide variety of foods and for the most part are willing to try new things, plus their health and well being is number one in my book, so I feed them well.

I am obsessed with Hawaii and all things Hawaiian. Its my home away from home. We were married barefoot on the beach in Kauai, my daughters have Hawaiian names, and I  embrace the culture’s spirit of “Aloha” and teach it to my kids. There really is nothing better. Plus our annual vacations to Hawaii are always memorable and relaxing. We always do most of our own cooking there, the abundance and quality of fresh island seafood is like no other place I have ever been, I so with I could shop at the Kauai costco weekly!

What else. The title of my blog comes from the nicknames of my girls’ when I was pregnant with them. First daughter was nicknamed by my brother. We were in Hawaii and being the obnoxious younger sister that I am and refused to tell him the real name of the baby he suggested we nickname her. There just so happened to be a pineapple on the table so he said, ” She should be baby pineapple”  it stuck. Next baby girl we kept her real name a secret as well and thought ” coconut” would be a cute nickname to match her older sister, ” Pineapple” . So Pineapple and Coconut it is. Plus it reminds me of a pina colada and I like those too.

Foods I love: Salted caramel anything. Coffee. Hawaiian style Kalua pork. Red wine. Cake. Cupcakes. Breakfast for dinner. Baby bok choy. A big salad. Green monster smoothies. Homemade ice cream. Margaritas. Fancy cocktails with bourbon. Baking with bourbon. Pumpkin anything. Goat cheese. Waffles. Browned butter. Seared Ahi tuna. Mexican food. Sushi. German Pastries.

I realize this list could go on. So I’ll leave it at that. I love food

I also LOVE to work out and weight train, it balances out my love of food. I also am somewhat crafty and you may find a craft or two on the blog once in a while. Some sewing projects as well. And as soon as we get our new house (fingers crossed bank accepts) we will be remodeling the kitchen from the ground up all by ourselves, my husband is incredibly handy when it comes to these things, so stay tuned for posts about that. I have been pinning ideas on my pinterest board and I cannot wait to get started.

 

Thanks again for stopping by, hope you stay a while and check out my recipes and maybe even try some!

Shanna

 

All recipes and photographs are mine unless otherwise stated. Copying, borrowing, adapting, is not allowed without permission and with attribution to my site as well as links back to my site. Any copying of pictures of my children is strictly prohibited.

 

Comments

  1. Hi, I have just found this page which is great because I am very new to gluten free cooking and because of a challenge I had to buy all these “strange” ingredients that I had no idea what to use them in so now I can begin to make some great healthy treats for my family and two friends I have who have to eat gluten free. Thanks again. Blessing Barb

  2. Hey! Just found your blog and can’t believe how similar our URLs are :) haha I got really excited because I’ve been looking for other bloggers here in Hawaii and I thought you lived here too! Dang, anyways I love all your recipes and pictures and will definitely be following your blog from now on :)

  3. I am amazed with your website! For as long as I have known you, I never knew you had such vast knowledge of healthy, but tasty foods and dishes. As a former athlete and someone who has taken many things for granted, I am beginning to see why I need to adjust my diet as well as the nature of where my food comes from. I grew up eating pretty much organic, or at least, “healthy.” As a baby, my parents never fed us baby food from a jar. My dad once told me that it didn’t make sense to feed your young child something that can sit on a store shelf for months; naturally, they made their own baby food for us. I am also a visual person. I believe your pictures, as well as your summaries, will help me develop a healthier eating habit. Thank you.

  4. I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I love your website and recipes, and I look forward to scrolling through more of your work. I am also a GF baker and appreciate the work that goes into GF baking. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
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  5. Louisa Galaska says:

    e buoyed your show with Joey Fatone on Live Well!

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