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A refreshing appetizer

Kathy Inkinen of Nuuanu has been an active member of the Japanese Women’s Society for more than 30 years and enjoys the friendships she has made Read more

A southern standard

The saying “necessity is the mother of invention” is true for Dave Alefaio of Kaneohe. Read more

A tried-and-true favorite

Jamie Seu has more than 1,200 followers on Instagram (@j2kbakery) who can’t wait to see what she is making. Read more

A perfect ‘pear’-ing

Jim Cook of Halawa Heights doesn’t claim to be a cook. Yet friends constantly request his pear dessert. Read more

Stew on this

The old saying is “we are what we eat” and Indigo Mathewson believes that and uses food as medicine. Read more

Super duper

Jon Tsukamoto's favorite soup is a fish dumpling version made by his “Grandma O,” Yaeko Onuma. Read more

The root of it all

Melanie Okazaki shares her late mother's recipe for a traditional Japanese dish that includes Portuguese sausage. Read more

Hitting the sweet spot

Pokey Richardson learned how to bake sugar cookies just last December, but her creations look as if they are from a professional bakery. Read more

Italian with a local twist

This recipe uses Okinawan sweet potatoes and turns them into delicate gnocchi. Topped with a coconut sauce, herb butter, mushrooms and Portuguese sausage, this is one of Guard’s most-requested main dishes. Read more

Easy chicken italian stew

Louise Saffery moved to Hawaii in 1968 to get out of the New Jersey cold. She married Jim Saffery and has stayed in here ever since. Read more


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