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Smelling Like Book Club

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. That’s what my girls tell me when I come home from a night out with either my book club girlfriends or my other group of girlfriends – I’ll… Continue reading

Hilo-Style Smoked Meat “Carbonara”

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Pasta is an easy dinner that we often enjoy in my home. On this particular day when I announced to my daughter that we would be having pasta, she requested carbonara. I enjoy carbonara… Continue reading

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon in Hilo

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Wendy and I worked with the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce to plan the Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon in Hilo. There were approximately 375 administrative professionals and their bosses in attendance at the… Continue reading

Aloha Spirit Lives in Hilo

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A dozen roses. Five gift bags stuffed with local snacks. Twenty-four cupcakes. Six balloons in the colors of the Italian flag. These generous gifts might be expected at… Continue reading

Simply Sweets Desserts

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Have you heard of Simply Sweet Desserts?  I’m talking strawberry spread and ube spread.  Talking banana bread with Chantilly.  Talking cookie butter bread pudding. Mini Melona cupcakes.  So many delights!Have you also heard… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Kamaboko Dip

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By Misty I. Fall is here! It’s officially football season and in Hilo it’s also Kumiai softball season! Time to think about all of the yummy potluck dishes for your upcoming get-togethers. I… Continue reading

Clean Eats with Toriniku Yakitori

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I try to be thoughtful in my choices–I want to design my life so I can be kind, healthy, and happy.  For the be healthy part of my goal, I try to plan… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Portuguese Style Pork Chops

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  By Misty I. Here I am with some of my part-Portuguese girlfriends. Although I haven’t made the following recipe for them, I’m betting they would like it! The people of Portugal have… Continue reading

Da Box–Hilo’s CSA and a Cucumber Greek Salad

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I subscribe to Da Box from the Hawaii Food Basket. Da Box is an island-wide Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) for all residents of Hawaii. This weekly delivery of produce generally includes a… Continue reading

Day 6 Osaka and Hilo

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This is our last morning in Osaka.  Although I am sleeping later than 4 and 5 a.m., I still wake up before the rest of my family. I ventured away from the convenience… Continue reading