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...]

Roasted Hatch Chile-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Roasted Hatch Chile-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe} - Subtly spicy and nice n’ sweet! These super delicious, gluten-free cookies are all that, and then some!

Subtly spicy and nice n’ sweet!  These super delicious, gluten-free cookies are all that, and then some!I'd paused from my "regularly scheduled programming" to talk about my mom for a couple of weeks.  Thank you all for listening, and for the many kind words.Getting back to the program, it’s that time of year … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipe

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipes -- These rich and chewy brownies are incredibly decadent, delicious, and are topped with M&M's that are ever so slightly melted on the inside.

I don't normally write about candy, but these decadent brownies are an incredibly delicious vehicle for M&M's that are ever so slightly melted -- just the way my mom loved them.It was the summer of ’81 and I was eleven years old.My mom and I drove from L.A. to Spokane to visit my aunt.I wasn’t bored at all … [Read more...]

Double the Onions, Please!

Sauteed Onions

My mom sautéed delicious onions daily, and whenever dining out, she'd say "double the onions, please."After a long and difficult struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, my mom passed away on July 29, 2017. While I will miss her terribly, I’m also flooded with wonderful memories, and am relieved she’s finally at … [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...]