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COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY
                                Pre-cut frozen vegetables and peeled shrimp make this dish exceptionally easy.

Gigi’s Shrimp-Broccoli Stir-fry

COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY
                                Pre-cut frozen vegetables and peeled shrimp make this dish exceptionally easy.

Updated on  January 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Glenda Chung Hinchey put together this recipe for an easy shrimp stir-fry using frozen vegetables and shrimp. Read More
COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                Dates, walnuts and a little orange zest combine for a delectable morsel.

Recipe box: Date & Walnut Wonton

COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                Dates, walnuts and a little orange zest combine for a delectable morsel.

Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Cynthia Pratt, a retired culinary instructor at Kapolei High School, suggests this dessert for parties. Read More
COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                An adobo dish served aboard the Viking Ve.

Pork Belly and Chicken Adobo

COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                An adobo dish served aboard the Viking Ve.

Updated on  November 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm
An overheard conversation yielded a tasty reward for Cynthia Pratt while she and her husband were on a 14-day European river cruise aboard the Viking Ve. Read More
COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY

Gigi’s Apple Cobbler

COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY

Updated on  November 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm
Glenda Chung Hinchey, who writes a blog called “gigi-hawaii,” shares her simple way of making a fruit cobbler — basically by pouring a batter over cut fruit and baking it. Read More
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                                Chicken liver pate is an easy version of this rich spread.

Chicken Liver Pate

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                                Chicken liver pate is an easy version of this rich spread.

Updated on  November 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm
Joseph Bobich offers this rich yet simple version of a pate made with economical chicken livers, just in time for holiday dining. Hestarted with a recipe from The New York Times and adapted it to his tastes. Read More
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                                Elsie Teruya, 97, believes in simple, soul warming food and recipes.

Ono Jell-O Dessert

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                                Elsie Teruya, 97, believes in simple, soul warming food and recipes.

Updated on  November 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm
Elsie Teruya, 97, describes herself as a “happy grandma” and says she has an easy dessert that will make others happy, too. Read More

Banana Nut Cake

Betty Demarke of Halawa Heights has been making this simple banana cake since finding the recipe in a magazine called Instructor in the early 1960s. Read More
Updated on  October 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm
 
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                                Joseph Bobich’s Ginger-Carrot-Cauliflower Soup

Ginger-Carrot-Cauliflower Soup

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                                Joseph Bobich’s Ginger-Carrot-Cauliflower Soup

Updated on  September 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm
Joseph Bobich of Makakilo adapted his favorite soup dish from a recipe he found long ago. Read More
 
COURTESY KIMURA FAMILY
                                Dara Ann Kimura adds rosemary to her French toast recipe.

Young cook likes quick dishes for breakfast

COURTESY KIMURA FAMILY
                                Dara Ann Kimura adds rosemary to her French toast recipe.

Updated on  August 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm
Dara Ann Kimura, 10, is a natural artist in the kitchen. Inquisitive about recipes and creative with ingredients, she ponders flavors and experiments with unlikely combinations. Read More
COURTESY SANDI WONG
                                Sandi Wong’s nephew Jayce Camlin, with a sweet pokeball.

Brownie mochi poke balls

COURTESY SANDI WONG
                                Sandi Wong’s nephew Jayce Camlin, with a sweet pokeball.

Updated on  August 16, 2016 at 7:29 pm
“Pokemon Go” fan Sandi Wong took a break from trying to catch ’em all to develop this recipe for a brownie and mochi poke ball treat. Read More
COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                Soursop, Banana and Coconut Custard Pie

Soursop, Banana and Coconut Custard Pie

COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                Soursop, Banana and Coconut Custard Pie

Updated on  August 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm
Cynthia Pratt, retired Kapolei High School culinary arts teacher and a multiple winner of the pie contest at the Hawaii State Farm Fair, came up with this new pie recipe using soursop. Read More
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                                Baked beans

Grandma’s Baked Beans

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                                Baked beans

Updated on  July 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm
Ronald Aguiar of Hilo estimates that this recipe for baked beans has been in his family for at least 100 years. Read More
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                                To remove the eyes of the pineapple (third step), Gilman Hu makes short “V” cuts, thereby slicing out two eyes at a time and creating a spiral pattern on the fruit.

Expert advice on how to carve a pineapple

Kim Yuen / kyuen@staradvertiser.com
                                To remove the eyes of the pineapple (third step), Gilman Hu makes short “V” cuts, thereby slicing out two eyes at a time and creating a spiral pattern on the fruit.

Updated on  June 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm
Gilman Hu read a column about a pineapple-slicing gadget that ran in the May 11 Crave section and wanted to share an “old-fashioned” way to cut the fruit that minimizes waste and produces a decorative centerpiece. Read More
COURTESY AMEL CHUN
                                A Chinese-style chicken stir-fry with broccoli and carrots.

Chicken broccoli stir-fry

COURTESY AMEL CHUN
                                A Chinese-style chicken stir-fry with broccoli and carrots.

Updated on  May 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm
Amel Chun learned to make this dish from her mother-in-law, Susan Luk, who also passed along these words of wisdom: It’s important to marinate the chicken overnight in a gooey mixture of flour and water that tenderizes the meat and creates a barrier that keeps it moist during cooking. Read More
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                                Elsie M. Teruya

Grandma’s favorite quick dinner dish

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                                Elsie M. Teruya

Updated on  May 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm
Elsie M. Teruya, age 97, made this dish whenever she was busy and needed to get supper on the table quickly for her husband and five children. Read More