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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

Only in Hilo: Short N Sweet Bakery’s POG Cake

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By Misty I. Where did you grow up? If you are old like me and grew up in Hilo, Hawaii you probably remember going to Robert’s Bakery. Did you beg your parents to… Continue reading

Restoring Balance–Food, Fitness, Date Nights

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I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately.  Work has been taking over my calendar and I haven’t been able to keep my priorities at the level I want them to be.I’ve been able to do… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s No Fuss Batayaki

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By Misty I. Attending birthday parties was definitely a part of my childhood. Instead of remembering the games or the gifts, many of my memories revolve around the food! I first tried batayaki… Continue reading