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Only Easy: Edamame Rice

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By Misty I. If you are lucky enough to live in the Aloha State, I’m betting you’ve had edamame rice (aka happy rice) many times. Here in Hilo, it is on a heavy… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Reflections in March

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Here is a late post that I started during the 2017 holidays but didn’t have time to finish until 2018. My friends and I rotate holiday gatherings at our homes.  One friend hosts… Continue reading

Meetings Sometimes Means Food

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At work, I have been finding myself attending a few meetings lately. When my meetings are on Oahu or another island, I try to bring some Big Island treat–anything from something homemade or… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Nutella Rice Krispies Treats and Baseball

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Andrews Indians @ Hilo Pony Baseball Opening Ceremonies – February 11, 2018 Row 1: Jesse, Kolin, Noah, Ryan, Coach Rex Row 2: Dahlia, A.J., Kysen, Tycen Row 3: Coach Craig, Coach Scott (hottie),… Continue reading

Four Seasons Hualalai Birthday Suprise!

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My friend celebrated a birthday at the Four Seasons Hualalai.  This positive, energetic, fun-loving friend is beautiful inside and out. My pal and I surprised the birthday girl (and escaped rainy Hilo that… Continue reading

Easy Make-Ahead Potluck—Local-Style Chili

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So…My daughter’s high school soccer team hosted a couple of neighbor-island teams for dinner recently.  We were responsible for bringing a main dish and a dessert. Last year, there was an abundance of… Continue reading

Great Leaders at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC)

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I attended a four-day seminar located at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  The participants of the second annual Hawaii Great Leaders Seminar stayed at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC).The purpose of this seminar was… Continue reading

Finding Friends at Seaside Restaurant

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One weekend, my husband and daughter were out of town and my son and I were at home in Hilo without dinner plans. We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants,… Continue reading

Only Easy: Portuguese Sausage Bread at Errol and Kelly’s Super Sunday Party

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By Misty I. Did you watch the big game on Super Sunday? We were invited over to Errol and Kelly’s again this year and we had so much fun as usual! Errol and… Continue reading

Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea

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By Hiromi W. Chung In Japan, cherry blossoms are symbolic of Japanese culture. Cherry blossom season occurs from the end of March to the beginning of April and in Hokkaido, it occurs much… Continue reading