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Cooking ahead eases dinnertime stress

Kids are back in school, which means busy weeknights with little time for cooking. But with a little effort in the kitchen on the weekend, you can prepare dinner for the entire week. Read More

Quick and easy snacks to help keep up your energy

Save on energy and time by whipping up some healthy and ready-to-go energy bites. Read More

Sweets showcase summer fruits

Hot summer days call for cool desserts, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of seasonal fruits. Read More

Elevate dishes by cooking with Hawaii honey

Hawaii’s climate creates a perfect environment for honey production. Local bees collect nectar from Hawaii’s tropical flowers — such as mango, lilikoi, citrus, coconut, lychee, avocado and starfruit — so the honeys they produce can vary widely in flavor. Read More

Simple dishes make summertime livin’ easy

Summertime is family time. With a few extra hours of sunlight and the kids on summer break, it’s the perfect time for camping, picnics and beach outings — and recipes the entire family can enjoy. Read More

Steaks worth celebrating over

If you haven’t already thought about what to cook for the family, bring out your best grilling gear, as we have the perfect main dish meats for you. Read More

Appetizers always help kick off meals in style

Food is a major part of our lifestyle in Hawaii, and sometimes the pupu are the best part of the meal! Read More

Condiments made at home are fresher, healthier

Creating condiments from scratch means avoiding the extra sugar, sodium, artificial flavors and preservatives found in store-bought seasonings. Read More

Dry mixes help when power fails

Be prepared for an emergency by keeping a handy supply of easy-to-prepare dried mixes in jars. These mixes are a good alternative to storing dry foods in bulk and could be critical to good eating should the power fail. Read More

Mango mania takes hold in Hawaii

Homestyle French cooking can be easy, healthy, fun

French cooking doesn’t have to be as complicated as some may think. A typical French meal comprises three courses: a starter, such as a soup or salad; the main dish; then cheese and fruit for dessert. Read More

Fermented foods are good for the gut

Maintaining healthy digestion, or gut health, is an important part of maintaining overall well-being. This involves eating properly to support the human microbiome, a community of bacterial organisms that live inside our bodies. Read More

Spell out love for mom on Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, let’s take some time to celebrate our moms and all the special women who have made an impact in our lives. Read More

Hawaii Book and Music Fest returns

Here are recipes from two groups that will be presenting demonstrations in the Food and Cookbook pavilion at this weekend’s Hawaii Book and Music Festival. Read More

YWCA honorees share favorite recipes

YWCA O‘ahu is honoring four inspirational women at its 41st Annual Leader Luncheon in May. Here are some of the honorees’ favorite recipes. Read More

Sales of ‘Everyday Recipes’ cookbook benefit Aloha United Way

Hawaiian Electric Co. continues a delicious tradition of sharing recipes from employees while giving back to the community. Read More

Sharing ‘HUGS’ and comfort foods

The nonprofit organization HUGS — for Help, Understanding and Group Support — serves families facing the emotional and financial challenges of serious childhood illness. They’ll host a gala event at the Sheraton Waikiki next month. Read More

Sweet onions have mild disposition

Sweet onions have a lower sulfur content than other varieties, which means they have a milder flavor and produce fewer tears when cut. Read More

Everything’s better with bacon

What meal isn’t improved by adding crispy, smoky bacon? Whether you like it with eggs, added to a burger or even sprinkled on a doughnut, there’s a bacon dish for every carnivore. Read More

Food fest aids church outreach

More than 15 chefs will be cooking a selection of dishes from around the world at the East Honolulu Food Festival, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 28, at Mary, Star of the Sea church and school, 4470 Aliikoa St. Read More

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