Nick & Toni’s: Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola


I was trying to think of a cool-catchy title for this recipe, as I felt this amazing dish deserved it. The title translates to “Pens of the old tavern.” Can anyone help clarify this for me. So instead, let’s just bring it back to its roots and call it what it is…”Nick and Toni’s…” I […]

Rainbow on a Plate: Heirloom Tomato Salad

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I LOVE tomatoes…and I mean love them! When hubby comes home with a handful of colorful heirlooms…well…I just go nuts! This is kind of an infatuation with me. And I even take it personally when I see people pick off their slice of tomato from their sandwich. Or order something with “No tomatoes”. What! NO […]

Hawaii Recipe Challenge: Big Island Style Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls with Kimchi

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Hawaiian Air Recipe Challenge: Flavors Take Flight I found about about this challenge through a friend, and because I am from Hawaii…I just HAD to enter it! The challenger is: Submit a recipe inspired by a Hawaiian Air destination. The executive Chef of Hawaiian Air will then chose the winner from the 10 most “Liked” recipes. So I […]

So Simple So Sweet:Vanilla Bean Cupcakes


  There is nothing better than the simplicity of vanilla cupcakes. And this is the best vanilla cupcake I have ever tasted! It’s not overly sweet and super moist! Light and not dry at all….the perfect recipe! I think sometimes we get so caught off guard with all the extra flavors of flavouringsĀ that we forget […]