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                                A perfectly cooked over-easy egg oozes its soft, creamy yolk when pierced with a fork.

Cooking eggs just right doesn’t have to be hard

NEW YORK TIMES
                                A perfectly cooked over-easy egg oozes its soft, creamy yolk when pierced with a fork.

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm
As a frequent consumer of eggs, I’ve come up with this guide to the best and easiest ways to deliver an egg to the table. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Garbanzo beans add protein to a black rice salad.

Black rice contains an antioxidant other varieties can’t boast

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Garbanzo beans add protein to a black rice salad.

Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Black rice when raw is reminiscent of midnight, but when cooked it turns an intense purple and the cooking water gives off a violet hue. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef Ronald Thomas Minezes’ chicken tikka masala is served with a cauliflower-and-potato side dish.

Patience is a staple of Indian cooking

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef Ronald Thomas Minezes’ chicken tikka masala is served with a cauliflower-and-potato side dish.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Yes, the ingredients are key, technique is important and the spices — many spices — are crucial to Indian cooking. But the prime component: “To cook Indian, it takes a lot of patience,” says chef Ronald Thomas Minezes. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A Reuben salad is made with leftover corned beef and mimics the flavors of the traditional sandwich.

Salad repurposes corned beef

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A Reuben salad is made with leftover corned beef and mimics the flavors of the traditional sandwich.

Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm
Thanksgiving has turkeys, Easter has eggs and St. Patrick’s Day has corned beef. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Bright green dill pesto can be served as a dip, a pasta sauce or mixed into potato salad.

To make a lighter potato salad, swap mayonnaise with pesto

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Bright green dill pesto can be served as a dip, a pasta sauce or mixed into potato salad.

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm
Cooking is less of a chore when it’s more of an adventure. This is why I am so enamoured of my CSA — community-supported agriculture — box. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Arcadia Retirement Residence’s new cookbook includes a recipe for tomato and yogurt soup.

Sharing stories through recipes

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Arcadia Retirement Residence’s new cookbook includes a recipe for tomato and yogurt soup.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm
A retirement community seems an ideal place to collect recipes that go way, way back. Read More
 
 
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

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