Spicy Spinach Gruyère and Artichoke Dip

Spicy Spinach-Gruyere and Artichoke Dip -- A cheesy skillet dip is heaven and this one is full of spinach, artichokes, Gruyère and spices — a true comfort food perfect for fall.

A cheesy skillet dip is heaven and this one is full of spinach, artichokes, Gruyère and spices — a true comfort food that's perfect for fall.Let me set this up for you . . .It’s a cool fall afternoon and you’re craving a super comforting, warming snack that you can whip up quickly.You want to be somewhat … [Read more...]

30-Minute One Pan Sole Puttanesca Recipe with Skillet Potatoes

30-Minute One Pan Sole Puttanesca Recipe with Skillet Potatoes -- A super healthy and delectable dinner, packed with deep flavors, in one pan and ready — from start to finish — in 30 minutes.

A super healthy and delectable dinner, packed with deep flavors, in one pan and ready — from start to finish — in 30 minutes.Okay, so I lied a little.  Forgive me.The potatoes are in a separate pan — they do however, completely cook during the time the fish is in the oven.  They make this dish a bit heartier, but … [Read more...]

Chopped Chicken-Apple Salad Recipe with Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette

Chopped Chicken-Apple Salad Recipe with Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette -- This main course, chopped salad is full of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that you will definitely keep coming back for more of.

This main course, chopped salad is full of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that will keep you coming back for more. The Jalapeño Vinaigrette puts it over-the-top!Don’t think that just because this recipe doesn’t include sautéed onions, that they didn’t go in something else I made for dinner last night.  (A steak and … [Read more...]

Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

Roasted Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette Recipe -- Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet — this Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette is all that and then some!

Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet — this Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette is all that and then some! I want this on my salad.I want fish or chicken marinating in it.I want it mixed into rice, quinoa or couscous.I want to spoon it over broiled salmon.I want to stir it into softened butter and melt … [Read more...]

Portuguese-Style Sausage Mushroom Omelet Recipe and the Hawaiian Style Cafe

Portuguese-Style Sausage Mushroom Omelet Recipe and the Hawaiian Style Cafe -- This hearty breakfast is packed with super delicious smoky, savory flavors that will keep you satisfied all day!

This hearty breakfast is packed with super delicious smoky, savory flavors that will keep you satisfied all day!Back in July I started taking you on a culinary journey through the Big Island of Hawaii.  And after a detour of sorts, we’re back on that journey.And I’m super excited to share this new Portuguese-Style … [Read more...]

Enjoya Pepper Recipes!

Roasted Enjoya Pepper Wrapped Sole Recipe

Enjoya peppers are stunning and delicious!  Here they're roasted with fish, layered in caprese, and are the perfect crunch when used as "bread" in a sandwich. Click on the recipe titles below to hop over to the recipes.  I hope you'll pour over the beautiful pictures here first, but if you're famished, you can … [Read more...]

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus Recipe

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus -- Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!

Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!  The very first thing my son ordered upon arrival to the Fairmont Orchid's Hale Kai Restaurant in Hawaii was macadamia nut hummus.This was meant to be his lunch, be he quickly had to order more food, because all of us devoured his hummus, which he was … [Read more...]

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Delicious, fresh ahi Poke that’s little sweet, a little spicy and sits atop the perfect gluten-free crunch.  By the end of our week on the Big Island of Hawaii, I’d asked every local I'd met what their favorite place to eat was.I promise you, this is how you will find the best, most authentic food! It's almost … [Read more...]

Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Breadless Bell Pepper Ham and Cheese “Panini” Recipe

Breadless Bell Pepper 6Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe -- The super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious! I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish!

This super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious!  I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish! Have you ever done an art project that turns out exactly how you imagined it would?That’s what happened here . . . .I imagined that it might be … [Read more...]