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Only Easy: Mud Pie

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By Misty I. Summer is here! Woohoo!!!! What will you prepare for your summer get-togethers? You may like this cool treat, it can be made ahead of time and simply left to thaw… Continue reading

Kicking Off Summer with a BBQ

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I got together with friends recently to kick off a busy summer with a BBQ. Our kids took the SAT that morning and played soccer games during the day. We had the chance… Continue reading

Only Easy: Mini Hot Dog Pizzas

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By Misty I. This recipe may look familiar to you. If you have the iconic cookbook Pupus: An Island Tradition by Sachi Fukuda, this recipe is similar to her Portuguese Mini-Pizza. I didn’t… Continue reading

Just Cruising at Just Cruisin’

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Merle, Erin, and I had a nice Saturday morning coffee and catch up session at Just Cruisin’ Coffee in Downtown Hilo.  I’m not a regular coffee drinker but thought I should order a coffee… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: KTA’s Mochi Doughnuts

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By Misty I. I’m late to the game again. On the morning of May 25, 2018, there were two very large boxes of tempting goodies from KTA in the office at work. The… Continue reading

Pleasant stop at KTA for Hot Pot Ingredients

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I have a busy afternoon/evening today but still wanted to have a semi-healthy home-cooked meal for dinner.  I decided to make a hot pot dish loosely based on a sukiyaki recipe so that… Continue reading

Only Easy: Swiss Overnight Oats

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By Misty I. Do foods transport you back in time? Oatmeal (aaaand it’s cousin Cream of Wheat) was the only thing I didn’t like eating at my Grandma and Grandpa Ramos’ house in… Continue reading

I’m Going to Kona for Work = What Do You Want from Costco

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When my husband informs me that he is going to Kona for work, my brain translates that to, “What would you like from Costco?” What are your regular Costco purchases? On this day,… Continue reading

Only In Hilo: Lemon Peel Gummy Bears at Lani’s Island Snack Shack

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By Misty I. Yes, Hilo has earthquakes, lava eruptions (well–not in Hilo but we seem to be in the media for it), and vog, but Hilo also has Lemon Peel Gummy Bears made… Continue reading

Lemons from Kerri turned into a Tomato, Crab, and Avocado Salad

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I have been trying to grow vegetables in my yard but have not been having a whole lot of luck.  I think my tomato plants were stricken with some kind of a black… Continue reading