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Pie melds pumpkin, custard

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

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

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

I’m having a particularly good lychee season. Read More

Maui native’s winning recipe brings limu poke to San Diego

Sean “Maui” Canosa can be a little prickly about poke. Read More

Fruit soup at Halekulani made lasting impression

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

Think of ceviche as something like poke. If you must. Read More

Peas please in this classic creamy salad

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

In a previous life, Kaya’s Store in Hauula dealt in hardware. Also animal feed and groceries. Read More
 

Failed recipe prompts discovery of a satisfying one-dish dinner

If anyone out there knows how to make stuffed turkey wings, I’m listening. Read More

Cooking eggs just right doesn’t have to be hard

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

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

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

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

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

A retirement community seems an ideal place to collect recipes that go way, way back. Read More

A few easy Valentine’s Day ideas to help express your undying affection

Relationships can be complicated, and so can Valentine’s Day, if you let it. Read More

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

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

Ah, Spanish rice. I remember you well. Read More

Cake mix and some bubbly make an easy holiday dessert

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

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