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 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. My recipes are heavily influeced by Hawaiian and Polynesian cuisines or just recipes my family likes to eat. I am a bit anti-seasonal when it comes to recipes. You wont find pumpkin recipes in July and often I am missing Hawaii in the cold winter months here so I will post more summery recipes then instead of heavy winter dishes.

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 Hawaii costcos weekly! I have been to the islands well over 30 times and one day hope to move there permanently.

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.


I also LOVE to work out and play tennis, 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, besides all things Hawaiian and all things food, painting is my other passion. I also own two rescue pitbulls – a male named Makoa and a female named Lilikoi. Hawaiian names of course. They are wondeful pets and wish they could taste test for my blog!

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





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.



  1. Hi there,

    I followed the link here from your old blog A Cup Full of Cake, which I found while hunting for a recipe for guava curd. However, two links down from yours is a site called “CookingHawaiianStyle.com,” and someone called “Leilani” has posted not just your recipe (with a few slight alterations in wording), but your picture of a slice of the cake you made.

    Here’s the link: http://www.cookinghawaiianstyle.com/hawaiian-recipes/recipes/detail/1465/coconut-cake-w-guava-curd-meringue-buttercream

    Perhaps you both simply got the recipe from the same source, in which case no harm no foul, of course, but I am certain that’s your picture being used, and I see no link back to you or photo credit. I thought I ought to let you know.

    (Of course, you may also have posted there as “Leilani,” in which case feel free to delete this comment; again, I just thought I should let you know if you weren’t already aware.)

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