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Maui for our last state track tournament.

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This year the Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Track Tournament was on Maui this year so we decided to attend to cheer on my son at his last track tournament of his… Continue reading

Only Easy: Confetti Butter Mochi

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By Misty I. If you are in need of a colorful dessert perhaps you could try making this. It’s verrry easy! Confetti Butter Mochi Ingredients: 1 box mochiko (about 3 cups) 3 C.… Continue reading

Weekend in Las Vegas

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Circumstances came together to allow me to spend a long weekend in Las Vegas! Here is what I did on this whirlwind weekend. Friday: Checked in to Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace, ate… Continue reading

Only Easy: Banana Lumpia

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By Misty I. So what? Were you right? Did you guess I’d make banana lumpia (turon) to use up my leftover lumpia wrappers from kalua pork lumpia? All of the kids in our… Continue reading

Aloha, Food, Shopping, Track, Gardening, Love

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It was a great few days here in Hilo. The Merrie Monarch Festival brings many good things to Hilo. Lovers of hula visit Hilo. People are adorned in colorful aloha attire and lei.… Continue reading

Only Easy: Kalua Spring Rolls

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By Misty I. Are you still recovering from Merrie Monarch? Do you have some leftover kalua pig? Make this! Kalua Pork Lumpia Ingredients: ½-1 lb. leftover kalua pork, shredded 1-2 C. Shredded cabbage… Continue reading

Hawaii Special at Bamboo Hale

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I had lunch with some friends at Hawaii Community College Culinary program’s Bamboo Hale. The menu on this day was the Hawaii Special. We started with a kalua pork nacho. The salad course… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Commuter Special at Pizza Hawaii

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By Misty I. Did you grow up in Hilo during the 1980’s? Do you remember eating at Snappy’s Pizza on Kalanikoa Street? I loved eating their pizza! Snappy’s Pizza is long gone but… Continue reading

Local-Style Pupus

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I recently attended a welcome reception catered by the Hawaii Community College Culinary program. The people being welcomed were from Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon so the program wanted to feature some of the… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Pie Crust Manju

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By Misty I. Weekend baseball concessions are full of homemade baked goods. Our annual Andrews Athletic Association tournament concession is no exception. This year I could not resist purchasing my friend Dean’s pie… Continue reading