One Pan Tomato Orzo

Sublimely simple pasta dish boasting the plush goodness of fresh tomatoes, the fragrant richness of toasted garlic and a wee, fiery, hot chili hit. Groovy! One pan! And it comes together, wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, every time. And, it's just so, sooo, fresh tasting! Well, how could it not be?! Fresh tomatoes -... Read more →

Kona Coconut Shrimp

Enticingly golden, sweet, crisp-crispy finger food that will transport you to paradise, with just one bite. Chomp, chomp! Oh how I love puttering, playing, and cookin' stuff up in a Kona kitchen. And then to go a step further and make some pupus (or lunch, or dinner!) that actually taste... Read more →


Just pull apart and munch, munch. Crispy, buttery, edges hiding tender, soft, old-fashioned, warm-from-the-oven goodness. Fun to make, fun to eat. TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE BUTTERY MONKEY BREAD 10. Family and friends will sing your praises, and then some. 9. It's best fresh from the oven, so you don't... Read more →


Easy, peasy, throw-it-in, souped up lasagna. One of our favorite pastas becomes a hearty, indulgent, hot soupy bowl of deliciousness just like that! South of the border, in the ol' USA, our neighbours are unofficially celebrating January, as National Soup Month. Perfectamundo! I'm so borrowing this. Who wouldn't, right?! Besides... Read more →


Tongue-tingling tangy, taste-bud-dancing strawberriness and that familiar Tequila whoopaaah, over oodles of ice. Oh, sí, sí, por favor! It was the twelfth of June, another sunny, cloudy, valley day I was in choppin' berries, to make Margaritas my way..... And chop, chop, I did. There's something so ambrosial about local... Read more →