Vanilla Pavlova with Vanilla Bean Whip, Passion Fruit Curd and Pineapple Boba

I LOVE Pavlovas and this Vanilla Pavlova with vanilla bean whip, passion fruit curd and pineapple boba is my most favorite version that I have made to date. Light, marshmallowy and not too sweet, it’s a perfect dessert for any time of year. Pavlovas have an interesting history. Apparently it is quite the controversy down […]

Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Giveaway

Giveaway is now over. Congrats to Kelly A. There will be another Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. Giveaway around Valentine’s day – this time an Instagram only giveaway. Be sure to be following me there to keep a look out for it! Happy Aloha Friday!!  I am so excited today because I have partnered with […]

Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake

This Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I can already tell 2017 is going to be an amazing year since my first sweepstakes promotion and recipe for Cost Plus World Market combines BOTH of my worlds. Food and tennis! I made a Tennis Court Tim Tam […]

Lightened Up Zoodles and Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Happy New Year! I am starting off the year with some comfort food favorites lightened up for a fresh healthy start to the year. Lightened up Zoodles and Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce made for Discover, a Blog By World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. Spaghetti and Meatballs. One of the […]

Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake

I will be ringing in the new year in a few days with this Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake. Booze and cake all in one – my kind of dessert! What a year huh? What a month. I cannot believe it is almost 2017. So many are super ready for 2016 to be over with […]

Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls are a fantastic snack or appetizer to go along with Christmas eve or Christmas dinner. Or to munch on throughout the day on Christmas or as an appetizer for a New Year’s Eve party.  Easy to whip up as a last minute recipe. Made for Discover, A blog by World Market. […]

Coconut Passion fruit Champagne Cocktails

This has been such a fun week of cocktails with Koloa Rum Company. And to end this week I have these gorgeous and super simple Coconut Passion Fruit Champagne Cocktails for you all . Thank you again to Koloa Rum Company for supplying me with rum to make these cocktails all week long for Hawaiian […]

Spicy Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Day 6 of Drinkmas. One more day to go. Today’s cocktail creation is a Spicy Dark and Stormy with calamansi lime juice. I fell in love with calamansi limes when I went to Kauai this past summer and I have been using them and their juice in cocktails since. They are perfect in these cocktails […]

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai)

Happy Aloha Friday!! Day 5 of Drinkmas with Koloa Rum and today is my Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai aka Christmas Mai Tai!!!  You know there was going to be a Mai Tai in this week of Hawaiian inspired cocktails and this one is perfect for the holidays. Thanks to Koloa Rum Company for providing me […]

Coconut Rum Milk Punch

Punch time again! This time it is a Coconut Rum Milk Punch that can be served hot or cold and it is made with the BEST coconut rum on the planet, Koloa Rum Company Kaua’i Coconut Rum. Thank you to Koloa Rum for sending me a bottle of this amazing rum to make this cocktail […]

Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz

Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz is the result of a dream I had in November. I dreamt I was making a cocktail and as soon as I woke up I wrote down what I made and made it later that weekend. I have good cocktail making dreams because it is so tasty and I knew […]

Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail

Coffee and rum, two of my loves combined for this simple Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail for day two of Hawaiian Drinkmas. There are a lot of photos for this cocktail because I included some step by steps and I was having way too much fun photographing them. Thanks to Koloa Rum Company for sending me […]