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Easy-Kine Cooking: Dip into traditional luau flavors

Want to score a touchdown in this season of football parties? Serve crunchy chips with a tasty dip that is super, super easy to make. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Collards create hearty side dish

Collards are a beautiful, dark green veggie. They are full of vitamin A, K and many other key vitamins. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: 2-ingredient roast chicken defines simplicity

When Mike Chung worked at the Manoa Fire Station, one of his favorite easy, easy dinners to make for the crew was a whole roast chicken. Now retired, the former fire captain still makes his recipe. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Fuke Zuke Kabocha

One of the most attractive ways to present a dish is in a whole dark-green kabocha pumpkin, with its surprise of bright orange flesh inside. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Oreos simplify festive desserts

Two of the most popular desserts for children (and adults) are Oreo cookies and creamy puddings. Why not combine them for the easiest individual sweets? Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Make magic with simple chicken dish

Magic Chicken is so named because its easy marinade creates such a wonderful dish, it’s like magic. The simple preparation can be baked or barbecued for a crowd. Read More
 

Easy-Kine Cooking: Leftover chicken reborn in salad

Feeding a family is easy when you have ready-to-eat chicken — whether leftovers from a whole roasted bird or cooked and cubed chicken from the grocery store. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Frozen seafood dresses up pasta

Making a seafood pasta is even easier now that almost every store sells bags of assorted frozen seafood, which includes mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp and sometimes even scallops. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Microwave trick helps keep turkey burger moist

Over the years, I’ve tried to like turkey burgers, as they are healthier than those made with beef. But time and time again, I’ve found them to be dry and bland. That is, until I tried Joey Tanaka’s recipe. Read More
 

Easy-Kine Cooking: Goteborg UFOs a longtime favorite on Kauai

Goteborg is the second largest city in Sweden, and their sausage is of the style of a Swedish summer sausage. In Hawaii, Goteborg is a standard pupu at Garden Island parties and there are many variations. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Recycle chili in a vibrant dip for chips

This chili and cream cheese dip is a three-ingredient snack or meal, made in the microwave. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Baked potatoes make versatile meal

One way to keep family dining stress-free is to let everyone choose the ingredients they like. Here’s an idea: set up a baked potato bar. Read More

Easy-Kine Cooking: Ocean Salad With Somen Noodles

In the heat of these last days of summer, it seems smart to have a cool meal. Why not use ocean salad to make more of a meal? Read More

Mix pesto with pasta and presto — you’ve got dinner

This Italian-style recipe is easily thrown together, requiring only dry pasta, shrimp and store-bought pesto. Read More

Top shell stands in for abalone

Abalone is delicious, but when you don’t have the budget for it, substitute less expensive canned top shell, a large abalone-like mollusk. Top shell’s chewy texture and salty flavor mimic the appeal of abalone. Read More

Preparing fish gets easier with ready-made sauce

Preparing dinner is getting quicker and easier with all the ready-made sauces and packaged products sold at the grocery store. Read More

Oodles of udon make a quick meal

Udon is usually prepared in a soup broth, so stir-frying is a fun variation. Find fresh udon in the refrigerated section, near other fresh noodles, or a shelf-stable version in the Asian food aisle. Read More
 

Cauliflower slices make pretty ‘steaks’

In many ways, cauliflower is enjoying the popularity that kale had a few years back. It’s considered a healthy food, with its high dosage of vitamins, and is a great, filling alternative for those avoiding carbs. Read More

Pickled peppers make perfect pupu

Don’t let the fear of cooking keep you from inviting friends over for a pau-hana get-together. Make one of the easiest appetizers by taking advantage of a delicious smoked ahi spread available at many grocery stores. Read More

Mustard cabbage soup soothes in times of sickness

Feeling sick? Mustard cabbage soup can be made and ready to eat within 20 minutes. Read More

Canned tuna makes classic pasta

When you haven’t been to the market in a few days, but still need to create a meal, remember this favorite … spaghetti al tonno. Read More

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