Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Purple Cabbage with Red Apple Balsamic Glaze

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Purple Cabbage

I love brussels sprouts, and as luck would have it, so does Anthony! With a gorgeous pop of color and a ton of flavor, my Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Red Apple Balsamic Glaze is one of my favorite side… Read More

Maui Tropical Salsa

Spicy Chicken Tacos with Tropical Fruit Salsa

On Maui, we have an abundance of amazing tropical and non-tropical fruits and vegetables and herbs year-round. One of my greatest joys in life is combing fruits and/or vegetables into tasty dishes or condiments to serve alongside dinner…. 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

The Rum Cocoa Loco Cocktail

The Chocolatey and Spicy Rim

After making the Wahine Picante, I’ve been inspired to keep creating cocktails. Tonight, I was in the mood for something chocolatey, rummy, and slightly spicy. We stopped at our local Safeway to pick up groceries for Friday night’s… Read More

Cocktails – To Rim or Not to Rim and How

Sandy Toes Cocktail Rim

To rim or not to rim – that is the question.  Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the… slings and… vodka…sugar…arrows of…salt – ok, before I plummet completely off-track and torture you with lines upon lines of… 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

The Wahine Picante Cocktail

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I am a fan of spicy drinks. I’m also a fan of tropical drinks. Combine the two, and OH MY the result is the luau/fiesta of a lifetime! I love to experiment with food and drink, and after… Read More

Simple Syrup Recipe for Cocktails


Love cocktails? Do you try to make them at home, and they just don’t turn out as good as the cocktail  the bartender served to you last night?  What is the secret? Well, obviously talent and years of… 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

Caramelized Onions and Broccoli Pasta

“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

Fluffy Dairy-Free Pancakes

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Pancakes!  We love them, we crave them, but for a person who can’t eat dairy, finding a tasty dairy-free pancake can be a challenge. I can eat dairy, so finding an excellent pancake for me is simple, but… Read More

Boxed and Out-of-the-Box Hamburger Helper ® – Dueling Dishes!

Out-of-the-Box Assisted Hamburger

Today, I’ve been craving comfort foods.  Maybe it’s because I blogged about my grandmother today.  Maybe it’s because I have an ear infection, and I feel under-the-weather.  Maybe it’s the change in weather from cold to warm in… Read More