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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: 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

Only In Hilo: Pandamonia’s Paletas

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By Misty I. Have you tried a paleta? It’s a Latin American ice pop. I heard about it a few months ago from my friend Kilohana. It’s located at the Ali’i Ice House… Continue reading

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

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