Culinary Adventures: One Last Taste.

I think sometimes we take for granted the things we’ve eaten while growing up. Maybe we feel as though the things we bought and ate as a kid will always be there for us to revisit when our taste buds ache for something nostalgic and comforting. Perhaps we feel savvy enough in the kitchen to…

Recipe: Gyudon (Japanese Beef Bowl)

Gyudon is a delicious and quick meal of thinly sliced beef that’s simmered in a slightly sweet and savory sauce served over steamed white rice. There are so many different styles and variations, but the basics of it remains the same. This recipe is mostly traditional, but has just a few tweaks that I’ve added…

Recipe: Easy Bacon Potato Soup

This soup is the easiest bacon potato soup to make that’s thick and creamy and delicious without using a ton of dairy (like milk and cream) or making a roux. So that means this is gluten free! Huzzah!! All together, this recipe comes together in just about an hour, so it’s perfect for those chilly…

Recipe: Olive and Spinach Pasta

Delicious carbs and pastaaaaaa. What I love most about pasta is that no matter what your diet is, you can usually find substitutes for the pasta or noodles to whatever fits your eating habits. For this dish, since it’s meatless and dairy-free, I like to use a whole wheat spaghetti noodle since it’s more filling…

Recipe: Pixie’s Pazazz Pecan Puffs

Hooray! We’ve made it past the Christmas rush…and now, it’s onto planning New Year’s festivities. If you’re hosting a party or going to one to ring in 2019, I’ve got an easy make-ahead dessert for you! Since we’re going into a new year, can we talk about a new apple? I’m picky with my apples…

Recipe: Chewy Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes, pictures of baked goods that I make are so popular on social media and I get so many requests for the recipe that I can’t make a super pretty post with a million different pictures that showcase what I’ve made. Currently, I’m on vacation in Hawaii, spending time with family and friends. And I…

Culinary Adventures: Desk Dinner Diary

When November came around, I knew it was going to be a busy beginning of the month when it came to my job with Election Day. For those that don’t know, I’m a producer and editor at a 24/7 news station. Once the elections were done and over with, I thought I would settle into…

Recipe: Onion Thyme Dip

You know that onion dip that you can make by mixing a soup seasoning packet into a tub of sour cream? I have fond nostalgic memories of that and I think it was one of the first things that my parents had allowed me to cook as a kid. But now that I’m grown up,…

Recipe: The Salad Dressing Series.

So, you’ve made a salad and now you want a dressing to top it with. Have you considered making your own? Salad dressings are really simple and easy to make! I came up with four recipes that I shared with HMSA Hawaii. And since they’ve revamped their website and changed from Well Being Hawaii to…

Recipe: Rosemary Maple Almonds

I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like snacks. Full confession, sometimes I eat a mixture of snacks and call it a meal. This recipe here is vegan friendly, gluten free, and exceptionally delicious – making it the perfect crowd-pleasing snack to serve at parties and gatherings, or you can…