Top Foodie Experience on Oahu, Disney's Aulani Resort

Top 3 Foodie Experiences on Oahu

Even on vacation, I can’t help but work a little. Like most people, it’s just hard to switch off completely. Luckily for me, my work is food. So when I recently went on a long-overdue family vacation to Oahu, Hawaii, I decided to eat my way through the less publicized foodie experiences and report back. I know, my life is very difficult. The island is filled with amazing dining options with fresh ingredients, so it was hard to narrow down it down. So I decided to just give you my 3 top unusual and fun foodie experiences on Oahu. Let’s …

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The Craft Beer & Brewpubs of Macon, Georgia 

Macon, Georgia. Home to the ancient Ocmulgee National Monument, Wesleyan University, and the Allman Brothers. It is a Southern haven for soul food, cherry blossoms, and Native American history. It also is emerging as a hub for craft beer, making the city a go-to travel destination when combined with such a rich culture. I’ll leave the historic sight-seeing tips to the experts… instead, here are my Top 4 craft beer and brewpubs that are must-visits in Macon, Georgia. With the sticky heat subsiding, Fall is the best time to plan a trip to the South. There is personally nothing more …

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Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with all kinds of wild schemes to procure one of these life-altering scraps of paper. From eating my way through thousands of pounds of chocolate to bribing unwitting playmates to do my ticket-search bidding, I (quite, literally) drew up blueprints. But as every year passed without …

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Butter (Chardonnay) Mom Up!

With Mother’s Day just moments away, it’s time you seriously start brainstorming how you’re going to be spoiling that motherly pillar in your life. I actually had the pleasure of teaming up with JaM Cellars recently to create a “Treat Yo’ Self” day for the mom’s in my life using their Butter Chardonnay. And being a mom myself, I unabashedly joined in on all the festivities. So, if you’re a bit stuck on how to celebrate the upcoming holiday, then follow along with the steps below to recreate my (relatively) easy Mother’s Day celebration. STEP 1: The Wine No Mother’s …

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The Fantastical Paris Chez Sharon

Every week my email box is flooded with questions: How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan? Where did you find that tablecloth? Can you send me a piece of that cake you made last week? I try to answer all of these as honestly as I can, but sometimes I simply can’t reply to everyone… and no, I am not going to send you a piece of cake in the mail… plus, I already ate it all. Well, one of the most common questions I receive, is who are my favorite chefs to follow on Instagram. I have …

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Mini French Bread Loaf

Searching for timeless winter party decor?  Then look no further than today’s gorgeous stylized affair.  A palette of green, gold, and white set the scene for the nights’ festivities and rustic leaf accents bring the forest indoors.  In particular we are digging on the place setting and the ingenious bread-favor place card.  Use our inspired mini French bread recipe to bring a bit of this lovely affair into your next holiday party. MINI FRENCH BREAD LOAF INGREDIENTS 8 cups of flour 3 cups of water 4 tablespoons of honey 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons of salt 2 tablespoons of …

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S’mores Pie Pops

Have you ever pondered life’s big questions? Like how can the universe have originated from the Big Bang? Or where does my lost left sock live now? Well there’s one life-altering question that I always come back to… how can I improve upon the s’more? I know what you’re thinking “Sam, you’re crazy because the s’more is perfection incarnate!”. Yes, but what if we could combine its essential elements with another seemingly infallible dessert? Inspired by this fabulously all-American outdoor picnic, I present to you S’mores Pie Pops… S’MORES PIE POPS INGREDIENTS 1 pie crust 1 cup of semisweet chocolate …