Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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100 degrees still in September and I baked cookies. Because these delicious toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies made having my oven on while it’s still sweltering outside so worth it. Also, have you ever watched the show “Hoarders”?  I have, once, and the mere thought of “what if they moved and had to pack up […]


Hawaiian Pineapple Burger with Sweet Maui Onions and Homemade Taro Chips

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I have for you today on this lovely Aloha Friday a burger of epic proportions. My Hawaiian Pineapple Burger with Sweet Maui Onions and Homemade Taro Chips. That goes amazingly well with Maui Brewing Co. beer. When my friend Kita of the blog Girl Carnivore asked me to join in her burger month group I […]


POG Mojitos ( Passion-Orange-Guava)

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We just got back from almost two weeks spent in my happy place – Hawaii. Maui to be exact. The weather was amazing, the beaches were relaxing and fun, the food was delicious, the adventures were incredible and the drinks were refreshing. My kids loved it as much as my husband and I. It was […]


Sous Vide Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

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I realized a few weeks ago  I had yet to blog one of my favorite dishes I make. One of my favorite Hawaiian recipes that is so simple and so flavorful. A recipe that is in regular rotation on the dinner menu ( and leftovers for lunch menu) that my whole family loves.  Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken. […]


Mango Pineapple Agua Fresca

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If you drink only one fruity beverage this summer, this Mango Pineapple Aqua Fresca should be it. This refreshing beverage is super easy to make and it is something I crave during the hot summer months. Its non-alcoholic so my kids can enjoy it as well. I will tell you, however, that it is tasty as a […]


‘Otai – Tongan Watermelon Drink

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Today is National Drink Watermelon Day, or is it National watermelon drink day? Either way I am celebrating. I don’t make these things up, I just participate in these crazy national food holidays when some sound like they would be fun to participate in. I was on instagram the other day and saw that the […]


Tin Roof! Rusted! Tin Roof Ice Cream Cones

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Remember the B52’s song “Love Shack” and the part where they stop the music and the one gal yells “Tiiiiiiiiin Roof!  Rusted!” That is what inspired this recipe today. Tin roof ice cream cones..but “rusted” with the swirl of caramel sauce. AND right in time to celebrate National Ice Cream day. I believe one can […]


Pimm’s Cup Strawberries and Cream Eton Mess

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I am a huge tennis fan and the last two weeks most of my time has been spent watching Wimbledon. Or at least having it on my computer while I attempt to get other things done.  Wimbledon is known for its traditions from its all white attire for players to the food and drink served […]


Lemon Ginger Crepes with Blackberry Whipped Cream

Lemon Ginger Crepes with Blackberry Whipped Cream

Ooh la la Lemon Ginger Crepes are so fancy sounding but they couldn’t be easier to make. When Cost Plus World Market asked me to make a fun recipe with some of their lemon and ginger products I immediately thought of making crepes. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. You all know […]


Mediterranean Grilled Pizzas #WorldMarketLove4Outdoors

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At first I was afraid thinking if I placed pizza dough directly on the grill it would fall through and make a giant mess. Not true!! Grilling pizza couldn’t be easier and I have come up with 4 different Mediterranean grilled pizzas for your today with ideas for many more. This post is sponsored by […]


Tahitian Vanilla Seared Scallops with Lemon Coconut Risotto

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I have some fancy food for you today. Tahitian vanilla seared scallops with lemon coconut risotto and a vanilla bean beurre blanc. Once in a while I love to cook something I would typically order in a restaurant but not make at home due to the work involved. Things that professional chefs have training on […]


Tropical 7 Layer Bars

Tropical 7 Layer Bars. A tropical version of the classic 7 layer bar

Time for a decadent sweet treat – tropical 7 layer bars. Like the 7 layer bar you remember from picnics and summer potlucks but made with as many tropical ingredients that I could find. This post is sponsored by World Market, they asked me to make a fun summer themed tropical recipe and I knew […]