OK, first new recipe of 2019! It took a little while to sit down and do this, as I’ve had a lot going on. The holidays were lovely, and now I’m preparing for a trip next weekend, and I’ve been starting some new projects. I’ve taken a position as the Honolulu ambassador for an online…… Continue reading Eggs In Purgatory (With A Few Friends)
I am in full-on holiday mode here in Hawaii. I mentioned that my last few holidays were all over the place thanks to military life, but this year, we have all our decorations (and furniture) and there’s no traveling to do, so it’s on. Christmas movies, mulled cider, baking, twinkle lights, evergreen scented candles, gift…… Continue reading Hawaiian Sweet Roll Stuffing
Some people get the post-Thanksgiving blues once the big meal is done. Me? Not so much. Since I do all the cooking (which I always call my own personal sporting event), my husband does the cleaning, and then it’s time for CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. We have a rule in this house: no Christmas stuff gets put…… Continue reading Spicy Cajun Turkey (…or Chicken)
I said at the beginning of 2018 I wanted to share more on this blog than just recipes, and it’s taken me almost 11 months to really get that resolution started. Better late than never? So sorry foodie folks, it’s another personal post. Every year, I have a little internal struggle around Thanksgiving. I love…… Continue reading Thank You
First off, I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. We had a really low-key Halloween, drinking pumpkin beers, watching Hocus Pocus (which gave me a great costume idea for next year… yes, already planning it) and handing out candy. It didn’t stop me from dressing up in my cozy corgi onesie costume though!…… Continue reading Easy Pumpkin Ravioli in Brown Butter
This is not a food post. I’m not sorry. This might get uncomfortable. I’m not sorry. I’m disgusted with my country. I’m not sorry. Today was the one year anniversary of the mainstream #metoo movement and it’s also the day an accused sexual assailant was appointed to the Supreme Court. I can’t change this today,…… Continue reading I’m Not Sorry. #MeToo.
It has been a busy start to fall here! First off, last month I celebrated my 32nd birthday… yikes. It was a low-key day of brunch, day drinks and football, since my last couple birthdays have been very eventful. Year 30 was celebrated on a party bus (literally, a school bus), cruising up Highway 1…… Continue reading Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa
This time last week, I was sitting around waiting. My pantry was packed, my bar stocked and all my laundry and dishes were cleaned and put away. The backyard was stripped of decorative string lights, the grill was anchored to the deck and the patio furniture was in my dining room. Devices and back up…… Continue reading On The Side: German-Style Potatoes with Pesto
Where does one get their cooking inspiration? A lot of people will refer back to their childhood, and learning to cook with family or the food that comes from their parents or grandparents culture. A lot of people will refer back to where they grew up and turn it into buzz words: their southern roots,…… Continue reading Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles
It has been a busy start to summer around here and my blog has suffered a bit. We had my mother-in-law visit, then we took a trip to Seattle and Chicago, and I promptly got sick with bronchitis when we got home. After that, we had a friend staying with us on the weekends while…… Continue reading What Are You Drinking?