Being Creative In The Kitchen With My Kids Is Something I love To Do.
Its not always easy to find the time, but I try.
When I cook with my kids, I like to use tropical ingredients such as mango or coconut or pineapple, because they remind me of home in Hawaii. When I make meals with these ingredients, my kids learn to appreciate my heritage AND enjoy a treat.
I like to remember that cooking with my kids is not about perfection. Its about creativity and having fun together. This is family time to expand their world and letting … Read More
Many years back, I went out to brunch with a pal at one of the places that has a wide-ranging menu of pages and pages of information.
I normally loathe this, as I don’t possess the sharpest decision making abilities. In a special small carton, I saw Bacon Waffle through my sleep-addled gaze and was intrigued.
Over the next 30 minutes, I came back to that page over and over again until my friend told me to purchase the darn thing. So I did and it absolutely was divine – buttery crispy batter with bacon bits throughout.
September Is Often The Hottest Month Of The Year In California.
Sometimes temperatures soar up to 90 degrees or higher!
For many CA families, it’s not a problem because they own an air-con – but many of us don’t have an easy way to save ourselves from the scorching heat.
During these times, a Hawaiian shaved ice can serve as a huge relief for yourself and your family. I remember a time when my family was hit with a heat wave and this recipe saved us. It became a favorite recipe of mine and my children from then on.… Read More
This is a great-tasting detox drink that can really help you recover after a long weekend. It’s so detoxifying, it might even help you pass a hair drug test! Also provides a ton of Vitamin A. Makes about 2.5 cups.
The greens of our beautiful forests and the pleasant wind of the ocean surrounding us are two things that I sorely miss.
More than that though, I miss our amazing Sunday family meals. Before going to bed, I’d turn off my alarm and wait for the aroma of my Grandma’s Pineapple Fried Rice to wake me up from slumber. It had a punch of color, too.
It’s been several years since those days, and now that I have grown up I still make it at times when I feel like I want to … Read More
It was raining hard and cold yesterday. And I was alone in the house – the kids were in school and my husband was at work.
I was craving hard for something I couldn’t quite put a name on. I wanted something salty, something crunchy and something I could nibble on while watching a movie I had downloaded. It was me time, and I needed a treat.
Hmmm… french fries. They’d be perfect for this weather!
So I combed through the cupboard and the fridge to see if we had the ingredients to make the dish. I was lucky: … Read More
A chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake is an easy, quick way to serve a crowd something special – without killing yourself in the kitchen! I like this recipe that J&J put together years ago. It’s simple and straightforward. You can substitute a butter cream icing or my favorite – sprinkle it with chocolate peanut butter hard shell topping to add an extra crunch!
1 ½ (18 ounce) packages chocolate chip cookies 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 ½ cup hot fudge topping + some for drizzling on top 2 quarts vanilla ice cream Cherries, for garnish