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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

Kids are Growing Up and so is my Garden (Goya Champuru Recipe)

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Since my children are now in high school and fairly independent, I am finding that I have more time to indulge in some of my hobbies.  One of my hobbies that I am… 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

What’s Your Go-To Camera? Why I got an Olloclip

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I love taking photos. The camera I use is the one on my iPhone X. I’ve been happy with the features and quality of the photos I get from it.   If I kept… 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

Kicking Off Summer with a BBQ

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I got together with friends recently to kick off a busy summer with a BBQ. Our kids took the SAT that morning and played soccer games during the day. We had the chance… 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

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