Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chicken Marinara

Leftover marinara spooned over a tasty chicken picatta.

Vegetable Soup

It's amazing what you can do when you have time, no worries, and no where to be. You gather all your vegetables and beans and make a good ole' pot of Katie's soup. Delicious and hearty that you don't even miss the meat.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


There is something to be said of fresh, homemade marinara. Easy, comforting, and hearty. A meal you feel good feeding your family.

Baby Bok Choy Drizzled with Ume Vinaigrette

Bags of fresh produce from the Wahiawa Farmer's Market encouraged me to try one of the recipes from Alicia Silverstone's the kind diet book. The combination of the oil, the sour of the vinegar and the freshness of the bok choy was delicious.

Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes

I woke up at 5 am during my vacation to deliver these cupcakes for the Neiman Marcus staff. I'm happy to report that they were well received.

Christmas Party at the Uleps

A visit from Santa and time with family and friends made Christmas day all that special.

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays to all of you! May you receive all that you wished for and more!

Christmas Tree Cookies

Little favors for the kids.

Cookie Decorating Party

Yearly tradition of gathering all the kids to celebrate Xmas while the adults had their fun too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Auntie Carol and Auntie Caridad

An invitation to Auntie Carol and Caridad's home for a meal is an invitation you do not decline! Good home style cooking in a charming plantation home on the North Shore.
I grew up spending summers with my aunts and my Apo Melchor and Apo Dorica who I adored. They were kind, loving, and generous to our family. Apo Melchor petitioned for my father to come to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations when he was only 18 years old.

Cookie Decorating

So much fun decorating cookies and just hanging out with Maha and Christine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Potato Candy

Scott's childhood friend Kevin recently relocated to Hawaii from Minersville, PA bringing with him a great attitude, a book of Schulkyll County recipes, and a plate of potato candy. Sweet, different, and nothing like I've ever tasted before.

More Cookies

Sunday, December 4, 2011


You can eat this only once every five years. Lithuanian via Pennsylvania decadence. Greasy, good, and I better end it there.

Cookie Swap

You're invited to the 3rd annual Cookie Swap. Next to rice, cookies are my favorite food. It was pure joy to be nibbling on gorgeous looking and fantastic tasting treats with the people I care about. It was pure joy to be surrounded by all kinds of cookies-confetti, snickerdoodles, red velvet, French pinwheels, shortbread, oatmeal, white chocolate with cranberry and pecans, granola peanut butter cup, ginger, and 2 kinds of biscotti-chocolate and pistachio cranberry.

Little Shop of Horrors at Manoa Valley Theatre

If you get past the idea of going to a theatre adjacent to graveyard, you will enjoy this gem! Fantastic acting and first rate singing in a cute, cozy theater

Pizza Rina

Good prices, efficient service, clean restaurant and delicious pizza are reasons why we make it a point to have this pizza when we're in town.

Shelly and Kale's Wedding II