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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                It will take two to three lemons to make the half-cup of juice needed for Grandma Tada’s Lemon Pie.

World’s a tad better, tastier as recipes draw donations

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                It will take two to three lemons to make the half-cup of juice needed for Grandma Tada’s Lemon Pie.

Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm
The annual “By Request” Top 5 recipe fundraiser brought in just more than $11,000 for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Good Neighbor Fund over the past six weeks. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Spanish rice isn’t from Spain; it is derived from Mexican arroz rojo, or red rice, made with tomatoes, onion and peppers. American recipes often add ground beef.

Cheesy topping makes Spanish rice a favorite

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Spanish rice isn’t from Spain; it is derived from Mexican arroz rojo, or red rice, made with tomatoes, onion and peppers. American recipes often add ground beef.

Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Ah, Spanish rice. I remember you well. Read More
BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cupcakes baked with a generous pour of sparkling wine carry a subtle wine flavor.

Cake mix and some bubbly make an easy holiday dessert

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cupcakes baked with a generous pour of sparkling wine carry a subtle wine flavor.

Updated on  December 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm
At this point in the holiday rush, many of us are falling victim to fatigue. Too much shopping, too much baking, too much decorating. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chow mein — in Mandarin, chao mein — simply means fried (chao) and noodles (mein). It’s no wonder the dish can be found in so many varieties.

Homemade stock’s rich flavor boosts pork chow mein recipe

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chow mein — in Mandarin, chao mein — simply means fried (chao) and noodles (mein). It’s no wonder the dish can be found in so many varieties.

Updated on  December 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm
Chow mein is a dish of infinite variations. The only essential ingredient is the noodles; beyond that, anything goes: sliced meat (any type), sliced vegetables (any type) and a pour-over of sauce (soy sauce and anything else). Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gluten-free mushroom gravy is thickened with mochiko.

No-gluten gravy uses thickener that beats flour

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gluten-free mushroom gravy is thickened with mochiko.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm
When Thanksgiving rolled around, my gluten-sensitive friend Mary asked for stuffing and gravy made just for her, so she could enjoy the parts of the feast that she considers better than the turkey. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kalbi-Glazed Pork Belly.

Give $5 to help families and get 5 best recipes

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kalbi-Glazed Pork Belly.

Updated on  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm
When people get all warm and fuzzy about cooking, they usually wax eloquent about how feeding those you care for is a way of sharing joy and showing love. Read More
COURTESY KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
                                Angela Kenyon won the annual Kona Coffee Recipe Contest.

Braise short ribs in coffee for an award-winning flavor

COURTESY KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
                                Angela Kenyon won the annual Kona Coffee Recipe Contest.

Updated on  November 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm
First, I’m going to tell you what I’m not going to tell you, which is how to make a dish that came out on top in last week’s Kona Coffee Cultural Festival’s recipe contest. Read More
 
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Malted milk powder, used in these Whopper Brownies, can be found in most supermarkets next to the chocolate milk mixes. Common brands are Carnation and Ovaltine.

Leftover candy yields whopper of a treat

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Malted milk powder, used in these Whopper Brownies, can be found in most supermarkets next to the chocolate milk mixes. Common brands are Carnation and Ovaltine.

Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 7:39 am
For many years I’ve investigated the use of leftover Halloween candy, as a public service, of course. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pancetta, salt-cured pork belly, is a key ingredient in Salade Lyonnaise. Pancetta is coated in pepper and other aromatic spices. It is not smoked, as is American bacon.

Silky richness of egg yolk tops classic Lyonnaise salad

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pancetta, salt-cured pork belly, is a key ingredient in Salade Lyonnaise. Pancetta is coated in pepper and other aromatic spices. It is not smoked, as is American bacon.

Updated on  November 2, 2016 at 11:57 am
In the event that you consider eggs in connection with a salad, you’re most likely thinking hard-boiled. It’s a classic American mix-in. But consider instead a soft-cooked egg atop a pile of greens. Break the yolk and it becomes a part of the dressing, coating the greens with a rich, silky ooziness. Read More
 
BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A macaroni salad made with “tofunnaise,” paired with crabcakes, won the Healthy-licious Cooking Contest.

Faux mayo delivers flavor with less fat

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A macaroni salad made with “tofunnaise,” paired with crabcakes, won the Healthy-licious Cooking Contest.

Updated on  October 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm
First place in Saturday’s Healthy-licious Cooking Contest went to an entry of crabcakes and a macaroni salad that incorporated a faux mayonnaise made with tofu. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Great Granny’s Delicious Fruitcake can be disguised.

Folks love this ‘spice’ cake; booze-soak now for holidays

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Great Granny’s Delicious Fruitcake can be disguised.

Updated on  October 12, 2016 at 11:07 am
Five years ago I baked a cake, brought it to work and lied about it. Told everyone it was a spice cake and watched it disappear. In reality it was a fruitcake, and those can be a hard sell. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ramen noodles are a surprise element in this easy-to-make chocolate fudge.

Count fudge among the many uses for ramen

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ramen noodles are a surprise element in this easy-to-make chocolate fudge.

Updated on  October 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm
Ramen noodle packages make easy meals and are ultimately affordable. Put a little thought to it, though, and you can use them for a lot more than a quick bowl ofdubious-quality soup. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA /STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Brazilian cheese puffs.

Win your own gold medal with Brazilian cheese puffs

CRAIG T. KOJIMA /STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Brazilian cheese puffs.

Updated on  August 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm
The Summer Olympics end this week with closing ceremonies on Sunday. Stick the landing by hosting a viewing party stocked with plenty of fresh-baked pao de queijo, Brazilian cheese bread. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sliced glazed pork belly can be served on Chinese bao buns, sold chilled or frozen in Asian markets and at Costco. Heat them by steaming or in the microwave. Some Chinese restaurants also sell them by the piece.

Pork belly with kalbi-style glaze is worth prep time

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sliced glazed pork belly can be served on Chinese bao buns, sold chilled or frozen in Asian markets and at Costco. Heat them by steaming or in the microwave. Some Chinese restaurants also sell them by the piece.

Updated on  August 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Prime rib is great, but it’s nice to have something else to offer at the carving station of your Sunday brunch buffet. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A pound of fresh, locally grown long beans would be a good substitute for canned beans in this dish.

Recipe re-creates cafeteria version of green bean dish

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A pound of fresh, locally grown long beans would be a good substitute for canned beans in this dish.

Updated on  August 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm
Tracy Lee Teixeira calls it “the memory flavor mark” — that distinct taste quotient that can really take you back. Read More
BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A mango cream pie is garnished with freshly whipped cream and a mango compote.

Fancy version of mango pie is worth effort

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A mango cream pie is garnished with freshly whipped cream and a mango compote.

Updated on  July 19, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Last week’s mango-licious edition of Crave featured simple recipes for using your summer crop of fruit. This week we try something more sophisticated. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mango-tapioca coconut pudding.

Simple and satisfying recipes star your wealth of delicious mango

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mango-tapioca coconut pudding.

Updated on  July 12, 2016 at 5:29 pm
It’s been a good year in mangoes for many of us, such that we’re casting about for ideas to put our bounty to good use. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Szechuanese-style ground beef and string beans is an easy, punchy dish.

A meat-and-veggie mix with universal appeal

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Szechuanese-style ground beef and string beans is an easy, punchy dish.

Updated on  July 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Something about ground beef and green beans makes for a pairing that crosses cultural divides. Read More
CHRISTINA CHUN / CCHUN@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Grilled French toast kebabs include chunks of mango, and banana, served with coconut-rum sauce.

Grill French toast kebabs for smoky-sweet July 4 treat

CHRISTINA CHUN / CCHUN@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Grilled French toast kebabs include chunks of mango, and banana, served with coconut-rum sauce.

Updated on  June 22, 2016 at 8:13 am
Planning a Fourth of July cookout? Here’s a thought: Make it a brunch on the barbie. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                A stir-fry, front, and citrusy slaw are made with jicama. The raw vegetable is in the corner.

Jicama’s crunch, mild flavor suited for various dishes

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                A stir-fry, front, and citrusy slaw are made with jicama. The raw vegetable is in the corner.

Updated on  June 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm
Jicama, if you have not yet made its acquaintance, is a vegetable you could learn to love, despite its tough, rugged exterior and toxic relatives. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Classic seafood Newburg contains pieces of lobster, shrimp, scallops and mushrooms drowning in a creamy sauce that can make it all look like mush. Serving the sauce on the bottom lets the seafood shine.

Creamy Newburg still has fans

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Classic seafood Newburg contains pieces of lobster, shrimp, scallops and mushrooms drowning in a creamy sauce that can make it all look like mush. Serving the sauce on the bottom lets the seafood shine.

Updated on  June 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm
Seafood Newburg is one of those throwback dishes, created at a time when the ultimate in upscale was a creamy white sauce. Read More

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