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Category Archive: food

Hilo to Honolulu–Waikiki, Whisky, and Family

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We took a quick trip to Oahu the day before our trip to Osaka so we could have some time to visit my super-cute and very “healthy” nephew, Max. Max’s grandma greeted us… Continue reading

Only Easy: Almost Chrissy Teigen’s Ramen Salad

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Only Easy: Almost Chrissy Teigen’s Ramen Salad By Misty I. If you like cookbooks and don’t already have Cravings by Sports Illustrated supermodel and Lip Sync Battle hostess Chrissy Teigen, buy it! It’s… Continue reading

How to Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter in Three Easy Steps

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 1) Show up at her (new) work place My teenage daughter got her first job this summer at a local drive-in, which for non-Hawaii readers is not a… Continue reading

How I Spent Three Days in the Big Apple

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Wendy contacted me on a Monday to see if I would be interested in joining her that weekend on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite cities–New York City.  We did some quick… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s 20-Minute Hekka

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By Misty I. I love hekka! Originally, this recipe was a chicken hekka recipe, but using chopped pork makes it faster making it “only easy!” The Honolulu Star Bulletin says “hekka is a… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Energy Bars (with or without furikake)

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I love energy bars and like to think they actually give me energy! Ha! Who am I fooling? The type of energy bars I like to make is an excuse to eat marshmallows… Continue reading

Breezing Through the Windy City

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Recently, I traveled to Chicago for work. I had never been and didn’t have any expectations, except that it would be sweltering hot but it wasn’t – the… Continue reading

Fitting in a Workout

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I enjoy working out. (Here is a link to a previous post about exercising.) Getting myself to start the workout is the hardest part of working out.  I find that putting on workout… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Cutesy Baked Brie

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By Misty I. When you need an appetizer to take to a party or potluck try making this easy dish. Its official name is brie en croute but that is just a fancy… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fastest Salmon Ever

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By Misty I. Fukujinzuke! Ha? Fukujin-what? Recently, I took this salmon dish to share at a wine night and everyone chuckled trying to say this to each other after a few glasses. Don’t… Continue reading