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Flourless fruitcake emphasizes positive elements

• Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 8:50 am
Retired orthopedic surgeon Argyl Bacon was no particular fan of fruitcake until about 30 years ago, he said, when a nurse handed him a fruit-cupcake. He was impressed and got the recipe. Read More

$5 scores recipes, helps feed those in need

• Updated on  November 24, 2017 at 12:21 am
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  March 28, 2018 at 8:47 am
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  March 28, 2018 at 8:48 am
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  March 28, 2018 at 8:48 am
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  March 28, 2018 at 8:48 am
A third “By Request” cookbook launches today. Read More

Fresh fruit ice cake a tasty adult treat

• Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 8:48 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm
Kauai’s Hanamaulu Cafe closed in 2014 and some devotees are still in mourning. Read More

Pie melds pumpkin, custard

• Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm
I’m having a particularly good lychee season. Read More

Fruit soup at Halekulani made lasting impression

• Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm
Think of ceviche as something like poke. If you must. Read More

Peas please in this classic creamy salad

• Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 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  April 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm
In a previous life, Kaya’s Store in Hauula dealt in hardware. Also animal feed and groceries. Read More

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