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. 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 […]

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 […]

Cost Plus World Market Golden Llama Treasure Hunt

This Golden Llama Treasure Hunt post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own Llama Llama home with mama. My kids LOVE the little Llama books and when I found out the theme of Cost Plus World Market Christmas this year was Llamas I got so excited. The products are all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mexican Breakfast – Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Hawaii Travel Guide – Oahu – Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Review

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 […]

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 […]

Boozy Pineapple Sweet Tea Ice Pops

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 […]