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Only Cheap, Just Buy ‘Um: Trader Joe’s Skincare (Part 2)

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By Misty I. I am hope you are staying safe from the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia. Hilo will endure. This is the second time I’m talking about Trader Joe’s skincare. Last weeks… Continue reading

Only Cheap, Just Buy ‘Um: Trader Joe’s Skincare (Part 1)

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By Misty I. Can someone puhhhhlease bring Trader Joe’s to Hilo, Hawaii! I’m not an expert at market analysis, but I’m an expert shopper and I think Trader Joe’s would do extremely well… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Kawamoto Store Okazu-Ya

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By Misty I. I hope you and your family are okay from the effects of Tropical Storm Lane. Honestly, I’m still traumatized. I know firsthand what it’s like to experience flooding and the… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Hilo Lunch Shop

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By Misty I. What’s the most important rule at Hilo Lunch Shop? What rule? When you walk in you BETTER look to the right and make sure you not cutting in line!! You… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fresh Lemon Blueberry Bars

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By Misty I. Are you an amateur or professional lemon bar eater? If you are a professional, you know that you should NEVER breathe in while taking a bite of a lemon bar.… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Restaurant Osaka’s Bibimbap

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By Misty I. I’ve been snooping around and asking Hilo peps where to try authentic bibimbap. More than one friend suggested Restaurant Osaka. I finally went there last Friday and ordered it. The… Continue reading

Only Easy: Chocolate Truffles

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When I say these are “only easy” I really mean it! This is a kid-friendly dessert and the variations are endless! When I made these with my students, we tried to keep it… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Kim’s at the Muni’s Mandoo

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By Misty I. I’m very lucky to have a wonderful group of friends. They are kind, gracious and very, very fun! They also support my mandoo obsession. True story! Recently, when I met… Continue reading

Only Easy: Kim Chee Burgers

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By Misty I. This stuff is dangerous. One glorious weekend a year, these tangy Korean-inspired delights are sold at Walter Victor Baseball Complex here in Hilo. Yup…kim chee burgers baby! The umami-rich smell… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Summer Berry Cobbler

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By Misty I. Need a ridiculously easy summer dessert for your Independence Day BBQ? Make this! It takes less than ten minutes to prep. I literally throw this together an hour before my… Continue reading