Quick and Easy Rosemary & Lemon Chicken en Papillote with Potatoes and Warm Spinach Salad

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Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  This is great advice – if you follow it.  I love trying… Read More

Mini Lasagna – Made Two Ways

Before the other night, I’d never made a lasagna of any kind. Yes, you read that correctly. I admit that until I made mini lasagnas in a muffin tin on Thursday, I have never made anything even remotely resembling… Read More

Sneak Peek – Mini Lasagna Two Ways

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Tonight, I made Mini Lasagna Two Ways.  I made 12 miniature lasagnas – half of them made with won ton wrappers and the other half made with polenta slices.  The won ton wrapper mini lasagnas turned out best… Read More

Veggie Mini Spring Rolls

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I’m really starting to love won ton wrappers! They are light, versatile, and so easy to work with. Last weekend, I made a Valentine’s Day dinner (featured in my blog earlier today) Sage Butternut Squash Ravioli with Lemon… Read More

Local Organic Vegetables at Kumu Farms

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Living in paradise (Maui Hawaii) has its advantages – lush palm and plumeria trees, pineapples, beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants, elegant and fruity cocktails, hula dancing, ukuleles, and a friendly aloha spirit. We also enjoy something extra special – organic… Read More

Roasted Root Veggies with Pierogies and Asparagus

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Last night, we wanted vegetables for dinner after a few days of heavier meals. Our refrigerator was full of beautiful fresh local and/or organic vegetables we’d bought at Whole Foods over the weekend. The local Kumu Farms beets… Read More

Roasted Gold Baby Beats & French Baby Carrots

Roasted Baby Beats and Carrots with Porkchops over Applesauce

This past weekend, our local grocery store had these beautiful gold baby beets and French baby carrots in their produce section, and I snatched them up with excitement.  I couldn’t wait to cook them! Last night, I had… Read More

Caramelized Salmon with Wilted Bok Choy Over Rice

I’ve cooked salmon plenty of times, but I’ve never caramelized it before. Today, I pan-seared it in salt, pepper, and brown sugar and once the fish was crispy and dark brown on the outside while still tender and… Read More

Spicy Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa

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Anthony and I live on Maui, and succulent tropical fruits are in abundance out here. One of our favored food flavor combinations is sweet and spicy, so tonight, I made Spicy Chicken Tacos with a Tropical Salsa. With… Read More

Spicy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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A few days ago, I promised a fellow blogger, Brooke of The Babbling Brooke, that I would post my chili recipe and some pictures.  Recently, Brooke had posted a fantastic looking rack of ribs on the grill, and I… Read More

My Chili Comes in a Close Second to Jeremy Thompson’s Chili

My cousin, Jeremy,  makes the absolute BEST chili I have ever had. He labors for hours slicing perfect tiny cubes of tri tip and simmers and prepares a chili that is delicious, spicy, savory, and meaty.  He once said, “beans… Read More

Caramelized Onion and Basil Pasta with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

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“It looks like something I would have made, ” my step mom text-messaged after I sent her a picture of the Caramelized Onion and Basil Pasta that I created last night. Of course it looks like something she would… Read More