Christmas Dinner – Cranberry Fig Roast Pork with Cranberry Orange Risotto

Cranberry Fig Roast Pork with Cranberry Orange Risotto makes for a perfect Christmas dinner. Serve with vegetables of choice and of course wine and save room for whatever you have planned for dessert. Perhaps a gingerbread house cake? These recipes are made for Discover, a blog by Cost Plus World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market.

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Last year I made a showstopper of a cake for Discover, my Gingerbread House Layer Cake with cranberry fig filling. I loved the combination the cranberry chutney with fig jam as the cake filling. I was telling my good friend Gary, the former manager of my local World Market, about this recipe. Sad he moved out of town since I loved talking recipes with him every time I went to the store. He told me that he loved the sound of the cranberry fig combo as well and he and his husband, Leo, made it as a glaze for pork roast and it came out amazing. Christmas had already passed at this point and the cranberry chutney was no longer in the store since it is a seasonal item, so I waited a whole year to make this recipe.

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Persimmon Galette with Mango Dark Rum Glaze

Take advantage of winter’s best fruit by making this Persimmon Galette with Mango Rum Glaze before they are out of season.

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This is how far behind I am with my blog. I made this persimmon galette last year. That’s right. Last year. 2016. I am just now getting around to blogging it. I really shouldn’t have kept you all waiting this long. One of the best pastries I have ever made. But life gets busy sometimes and I also sort of maybe perhaps misplaced my notebook with the recipe in it and only just found it. Maybe. My husband’s co-workers ask him when I am going to make it again since he brought them in with him to share and they loved it.

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One of the things I love about the blogging and social media world is the friends I make online. One of my twitter friends, Kenny, sent me a box of these gorgeous persimmons from his trees in Palo Alto, Ca. I wasn’t 100% sure if he was going to send them but lo and behold a 10lb box of these gorgeous orange gems showed up. I love persimmons. They are my favorite winter fruit. There are many varieties of persimmon, Fuyu and Hachiya being the most popular. The ones Kenny sent me are Fuyu.

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Hawaiian Airlines New Meal Program and Designer Uniforms

Hawaiian Airlines New Meal Program Starting Dec. 1, will introduce new elements in both food and fashion by launching a new meal program for its North American routes from local chefs and new uniform designs by a local designer. I was unable to attend this event in person due to childcare issues, however Hawaiian Airlines […]

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Mango Passion Fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream

Mango Passion fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream.  A tropical version of the Italian Cream Cake from Irvin Lin‘s Cookbook, “Marbled, Swirled and Layered“. It is gorgeous, delicious and well worth the effort. Everything in Irvin’s book looks incredible. It was hard to choose what to make first. Irvin is celebrating the 1st anniversary […]

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Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread. Banana bread is a must eat in Hawaii, with each island having its own version. Delicious versions at that.  Maui might have the most famous banana bread from its stands along the ever so windy Hana Highway, but the best I have ever had comes from a small […]

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Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Pressed Italian Sandwiches. Perfect picnic sandwiches loaded with Italian ingredients made for Discover, a blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I love sandwiches. Especially if made from a deli or sandwich shop with thick, crusty bread, a variety of cold cuts, cheeses and more. When we lived in […]

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Mexican Breakfast – Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales

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Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales. My favorite Mexican breakfast and or brunch recipe made with grilled nopales, or cactus paddles, in place of the traditional tortilla. Recipe made for Discover, a blog by World Market. If I could pick one cuisine to have at breakfast or brunch it would be Mexican cuisine. I love Mexican […]

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French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle

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French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle. They sound decadent but they are light, delicious and made for Discover, A Blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market.  We eat an insane amount of popsicles at our house all summer long. It’s Las Vegas. It […]

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Tropical Rosé Aperol Spritz Cocktail

The Aperol Spritz is one of the “it” drinks for summer of 2017 and you know I had to add a tropical twist to it. This Tropical Rosé Aperol Spritz Cocktail post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover.  I can see why the Aperol spritz is such a […]

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Hawaii Travel Guide – Oahu – Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Review

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Hawaii Travel Guide Oahu Edition. Last month we went on a family vacation to Hawaii- Oahu and the Big Island. When we were on Oahu we stayed at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and this is my review of the hotel and our stay in Waikiki. This Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Review  is sponsored by […]

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Piña Colada Cupcakes with Haupia Filling and Piña Colada Frosting

Piña Colada Cupcakes with Haupia Filling and Piña Colada Frosting for National Piña Colada Day!!  This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover. I love when I get free reign on a recipe. “Make something pineapple”. I have such a long list of pineapple and coconut recipes that […]

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Boozy Pineapple Sweet Tea Ice Pops

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Boozy Pineapple Sweet Tea Ice Pops are my newest fave adult ice pop creation. I got the idea from a friend of mine who was telling me about this amazing iced tea mix and how he changed it up a bit to be more tropical by adding in frozen pineapple chunks. I decided on one […]

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