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Only Easy: Lemon Pound Cake

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By Misty I. Recently students read about recipes published in old Hawaiian newspapers (Ka Nupepa Kuokoa) from 1865. Pound cake was one of the recipes students enjoyed translating and reading about. However, when… Continue reading

Only Easy: Baked Beans w/ Portuguese Sausage

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Misty I. I never really liked baked beans growing up. Boy, times have changed, I love it now. This is my version based on my Grandma’s recipe. Mine has more bacon. It goes… Continue reading

Only Easy: Toffee Macnut Graham Crackers

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By Misty I. A few months ago, a colleague asked if I had the recipe for “those graham cracker things.” I knew exactly what treat she was referring to and promised I’d try… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Miso Butterfish

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By Misty I. We had Valentine’s dinner with a lot of family members this year. I wanted something easy that would go well with steaks. A colleague had just gone to Nobu Waikiki… Continue reading

Only Easy: Chocolate Haystacks

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By Misty I. Baseball season is officially here! The UH Hilo Vulcans had their season opener this weekend at Wong Stadium and had a Vulcan Pride craft station for kids with Spectrum OC16’s… Continue reading

Only in Waimea: Happy Hour @ Merriman’s Waimea

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By Misty I. Merriman’s Happy Hour is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. My family and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend in Waimea. We decided on… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Happy Hour at Jackie Rey’s Hilo

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By Misty I. Over the Christmas holiday I went to Jackie Rey’s Happy Hour again. I didn’t have a drop of alcohol, but I sure ate a ton of delicious things. These are… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Kozmic Cones

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By Misty I. Everyone in Hilo knows that Kozmic Cones has a drive-thru where you can get ‘ono local grinds. My top three treats from Kozmic Cones are: #3 chili bowl – it’s… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Only Easy Chilled Udon

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By Misty I. I enjoy trying new things. One of my goals for 2019 is to cook something new every week. I’ve decided to start expanding my knowledge of easy Japanese recipes. I’m… Continue reading

Only Necessary: 60-minute Declutter Burst

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By Misty I. Here’s a crazy idea: what if you renewed your love for staying home? It’s such a luxury to relax and not have anything planned. For so long I’ve been “surviving”… Continue reading