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$5 scores recipes, helps feed those in need

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm
Send in five bucks and you’ll score the top five “By Request” recipes of 2017. Read More

Slow cooker a big help during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm
At Thanksgiving a slow cooker can be your best friend. When the turkey’s in the oven and the stovetop is busy boiling potatoes, a slow cooker can be calmly and quietly producing a side dish. Read More

Smoke adds interest to drinks

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 5:32 pm
It might not sound like a good idea to play with fire while handling alcohol, but in this case I think you’ll be OK. Read More

Salad with ulu a winner for KCC student duo

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 4:14 pm
The Kahala Nui retirement community hosted its seventh Art of Healthy-licious Cooking contest, inviting Kapiolani Community College culinary students to submit recipes designed to be healthy and simple for seniors to prepare. This year’s featured ingredient was breadfruit, or ulu, from the Hawai’i ‘Ulu Cooperative. Read More

Bread for Day of the Dead makes lively project

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Over many years of Octobers, I’ve presented many recipe ideas for Halloween. This year I thought I’d turn to the root of Halloween, Mexico’s Day of the Dead and the traditional pan de muerto, bread of the dead. Read More

New cookbook features dishes from school cafeterias

Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
A third “By Request” cookbook launches today. Read More

Fresh fruit ice cake a tasty adult treat

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 1:07 am
Sweet, sticky ice cakes were a part of childhood for so many of us, yet I hadn’t given them a thought in at least 20 years. Read More

Baking scones takes some science

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Recipes for scones are thick on the ground, but that bounty yields some variables. While the ingredients don’t change much, some of the finer points do. Read More

Use sesame stash in savory pancakes

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm
These crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside pancakes would be a nice addition to your next Chinese meal. Read More

Evaporated milk plays new part in frozen Lemon Crunch

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm
It turns out evaporated milk, because, well, much of the water has been evaporated out of it, has a high enough percentage of protein to be whip-able, despite having considerably less fat than whipping cream. Read More

Beloved chicken recipe packs a gingery punch

Updated on  August 3, 2017 at 6:17 am
Kauai’s Hanamaulu Cafe closed in 2014 and some devotees are still in mourning. Read More

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

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