Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

Classic Rerun: Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

Some recipes are so good, we made them twice! And isn’t that the goal… a recipe so great, you want to make it again?! With the sweltering heat on this first day of August, it’s time to revisit a chilly classic. Mango Piña Colada Popsicles, baby! Not only is this recipe quite yummy indeed, it is super easy to throw together in a pinch. First, thoroughly mix together 1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum with 1 cup of mango juice and 1 cup of pineapple juice. Then fill a popsicle mold mostly full, leaving a little room at the top. Then carefully …

Tropical Fruit & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding, Ketino Photography

Tropical Fruit & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Guest Post by Ketino Terekhov Have you ever wanted to take a peek into the thought process of a local Chef? Look no further. Meet Chef Sarah, the owner of The Healthy Locavore blog and a recent Hawaii transplant from the Bay Area. Sarah and I met up on a Saturday morning in Chinatown. She was on a mission to find some awesome ingredients for a few dishes she had planned to make later that afternoon. As we were walking through the market I not only had the opportunity to take pictures but also learned a few interesting facts about …

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Red Wine & Rose Water Brownies

There are two types of people on this earth. Ones who like their brownies chewy and ones who like them cakey. You just chose a side, didn’t you? It all comes down to texture preference. I was raised on thick blocks of light, neatly cut, cakey brownies. My husband was raised on thin slices of dense, messy, chewy slabs. It is a major point of contention in my house. When I make the fluffy version, my normally adoring partner looks down his nose at them, adamantly refusing to call them brownies. ‘This is absolutely delicious cake, love. Can you put …

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Campfire Pretzel Bites with Glutino

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glutino® and Udis®. The opinions and text are all mine. I married into a family of doctors. Of course, it is quite beneficial when I need a flu shot or have a question about a sore throat. But there are times that I find my medically-inclined in-laws quite a nuisance. For example, like the time that my husband’s aunt casually leaned over the Thanksgiving Day table and told me to put down the bread roll because I had a gluten intolerance. Hand to my heart, that was exactly how …

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Valentine Rejects Bark

Today’s recipe is for the rejects. The has-beens. The losers. It is also for the lazy. The procrastinator. The anti-Valentine. It’s my ridiculous easy recipe for Valentine Rejects Bark. I am not kidding about how easy this recipe is. It’s so easy, even a love-spurned grump can do it blindfolded on a lonely Valentine’s Day night. I originally started making this bark years ago, as a visceral ritual of candy repurposing. It’s perfect for that random, flavorless cupid candy you get on the day of from a co-worker, friend, or let’s face it… your mom. Yup, I am in my …

Rose Ginger Ricotta Delight - Rose Ginger Ricotta Delights

Rose Ginger Ricotta Delights

If I were to tell you that this is my last Christmas post for the season, what would your reaction be? I imagine there are two schools of thought among my readership. The first being sadness because you would get an I.V. drip of yuletide if it were available. The second being happiness because you are fed up with everything Santa. If you find yourself in the first camp, welcome my friend. If you are in the second camp, this is a place of peace and merriment so you should just get the hell out. Alright, now that I’ve done …

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Cheesecake Mousse

When you’re planning a large fete, it can be a bit overwhelming making enough food for the guests. With your plate already filled with tasks like cleaning, decorating, and hosting the event, you often need quick and easy solutions to the night’s bites. When I find myself in these situations, I like to turn to my trustworthy friend… mousse. The delectable dessert is easy to make in large quantities and a sure bet for a yummy treat. Plus, the versatile sweet can be topped with your hearts desire and served in anything from a shooter glass to a teacup. Take …