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Pie melds pumpkin, custard

Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm
Some people like pumpkin pie, some prefer custard and some families fight about this when there’s room for only one pie on the menu. No need for such strife when there’s such a thing as a layered pie. Read More

Quest for old recipe generates readers’ help

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Last week I introduced Darren Asato and his quest to find an old recipe of his mother’s — one that she’d gotten on a recipe card handed out at a supermarket some 40 years ago. Read More

Recipes keep memories alive

Updated on  July 5, 2017 at 12:29 am
Darren Asato has some advice for parents and grandparents everywhere: “If they really want to pass on some good memories to their children or grandkids, they should put together a family cookbook. Read More

Fresh lychee makes a luscious sorbet

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm
I’m having a particularly good lychee season. Read More

Fruit soup at Halekulani made lasting impression

Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm
When something tastes good it can really stick with you, no matter how many years go by. So it is for Jean Neuer and a chilled fruit soup that she remembers from the Sunday buffet at the Halekulani. Read More

Tropical ceviche is a summer specialty

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm
Think of ceviche as something like poke. If you must. Read More

Peas please in this classic creamy salad

Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Think of a pea salad as a green cousin to macaroni salad — creamy and mild, quick to assemble and suited to making ahead for parties or potlucks. Read More

Butter mochi tops local comforts at Hauula store

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm
In a previous life, Kaya’s Store in Hauula dealt in hardware. Also animal feed and groceries. Read More

Cooking eggs just right doesn’t have to be hard

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

Black rice contains an antioxidant other varieties can’t boast

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

Patience is a staple of Indian cooking

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

Salad repurposes corned beef

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

To make a lighter potato salad, swap mayonnaise with pesto

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

Sharing stories through recipes

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

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

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

Cheesy topping makes Spanish rice a favorite

Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Ah, Spanish rice. I remember you well. Read More

Cake mix and some bubbly make an easy holiday dessert

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