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Wicked-Good DIY Hot Fudge Sauce

It's been years since I've had a hot fudge sundae. Two? Three years? It likely came in a waxed cardboard cup from Baskin-Robbins. Inexplicably, the other night I was craving one. "Where are you going to get a hot fudge sundae?" my husband asked. There's not an ice cream shop anywhere nearby. "The stuff at […] Read More


Best Fudge Evah!

I have the best recipe in the world for fudge. Seriously. You know those fudge booths at the fair where they charge one million dollars for a half pound? Hubby insists on breaking our bank every time he has the opportunity, then proceeds to say, “yours is better.” My kids concur. I was gifted with […] Read More

How to Top a Pancake Without Breaking the Bank

"Maple flavored syrup" is made with high fructose corn syrup and comes in plastic bottles. Except for the brand that screams "NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!" on the front label but lists "corn syrup" as the first ingredient. Well, okay then. High fructose corn syrup and plastic? Two strikes against that particular breakfast "food" - […] Read More

A (More) Sustainable Turkey Dinner

That title may be a bit deceiving because in truth, the turkey was a struggle for me. But Thanksgiving and turkey dinners go hand in hand, right? While we've opted out in past years (pizza!), this year we decided on a full-on traditional stuff your guts spread. Here's how it's going to shake down: Turkey: […] Read More


Pig in a Pit: Cooking Dinner in an Imu

First off, I do realize that I'm a lucky, lucky girl to even be able to share this with you. If it's cold at your house right now, consider this a little virtual visit to the islands, would you? My boys and I recently spent a week at the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop […] Read More

Hummus is fabulous served with a bit of feta cheese and kalamata olives.

Homemade Hummus

It kind of blows my mind that so many people buy hummus out of the refrigerator case. But then it occurred to me that maybe it's because that's the only hummus they've ever had. Maybe they don't know how easy it is to make! The first time I had hummus it was homemade by a […] Read More

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Lilikoi Bread

So tasty. So easy to make. I always double the batch and make four loaves - one for now, three for the freezer. Liliko‘i - also known as passion fruit - grows wild here, and I'm lucky enough to have a prolific plant right in my backyard. Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 sticks) 2 cups […] Read More

Greener Halloween Hand-Outs

If you live in one of those communities where hordes of kids descend and shout, "Trick or treat!" you may be struggling with just how to enjoy the holiday without being a scrooge. If candy is a must, you'll want to look for sweet treats that are:   Made without high fructose corn syrup. That […] Read More

Winner: Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn. I plugged the numbers into and Nancy who wants to use more herbs, you are the winner! Congratulations! I'll contact you directly via email […] Read More

Win a Copy of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

I told you a couple of weeks ago about The Kitchen Counter Cooking School and how much I liked it. I've taken notes and copied a couple of recipes out of the book and now I'm ready to pass it on. If you'd like to win a copy for yourself or to use as a […] Read More