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…

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: 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…

Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mango Bread

I love any chance that I can get to proclaim my love for mangoes, especially since it connects to my childhood. Nothing is better on a hot and humid Hawaii summer day than getting out of the neighbor’s pool and rushing home then into the kitchen to slurp down juicy, ice cold cubes of mango….

Recipe: Bean Sprout Salad

Hands down, this salad is one of my favorite foods that my mom made. When I was younger, I used to sneak to the fridge and eat more of this after dinner because it was that good and I was that addicted to the deliciousness of it. It’s really simple ingredients and doesn’t take much…

Recipe: Chocolate Wookie Cookies

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be out in theaters soon, so my friend Dave wanted me to bake something to share with him and his co-contributors at Temple of Geek to celebrate. He’s a huge fan of Star Wars and wanted something festive to get everyone even more excited for the movie. So I decided to…

Video Recipe: Cilantro Lime Dressing

While I was home in December, I ended up filming a series of short videos with recipes for HMSA’s Well-Being Hawaii blog and website. For those of you that don’t know, HMSA is a health insurance provider in Hawaii. A good friend of mine, Fernando, produces content for Well-Being Hawaii and asked if I could…

Video: Fancyfied Electric Lemon Bars

In a new video for my “Grub & Gab” series that I’m posting on YouTube, I decided to make a fancyfied version of my Electric Lemon Bars. It’s a really simple and super easy addition, but creates a delicious twist to a classic dessert. All you have to do is add put a layer of jam…

Recipe: Electric Lemon Bars

Someone at work was highly generous and brought in a near tree’s worth of Meyer lemons. Of course I grabbed some up and in return made lemon bars to share with my coworkers. Since then, everyone has been asking me for the recipe and here it is! This is a recipe I’ve been making for…