Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Chip Cookie

I hate nothing more than wasting food. Nigella's recipe called for 1 egg and 1 egg yolk. What do I do with the white? I threw it in anyway. Not too sweet and a perfect ending to a busy weekend.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mummy Cookies

Scary. Scary good! The combination of chocolate and royal icing embellished with candies ranging from licorice to jelly beans. Just in time for a spooky, sweet Halloween.


Girl's night out! Hefty portions, friendly service, and delicious Italian food.

My Fur Children

Cousins and Friend

Lilikoi Bar

A right amount of tang and sweet.

Miette Cheesecake

This recipe calls for Miette's graham cracker crumbs but due to lack of time and energy, I was compelled to use store bought. No cause for disappointment. Texture of filling was smooth and light. A lovely cake from a lovely cookbook!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BBQ Chicken

Homemade sauce and tender chicken-yummy!

Ice Garden

No lines, no crowds. Are they the reasons for the owner smiling which is a rarity or was it our big smiles as we dove into our refreshing frozen treats? The mochi balls are to die for!

Blueberry Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust


Happy 5th Birthday Kira

Fancy steak and salmon, topped off
with a cake for the birthday girl.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Side Street Inn

Tasty local food served family style. We ordered every dessert on menu and the bread pudding was declared the

Daddy and Jackson

Just 2 guys watching tv.

Anna'a Cheesecake

Mexican Meal

Fish tacos made with beer batter, Spanish rice, guacamole, chips and fresh tortillas bring back memories-Scott surfing in Mexico during college and our trips to Ixtapa and Ensenada.

Neiman Marcus Cafe

A light, sweet lunch with my dear friend Estelle.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Albondigas (Meatball) Soup

It was literally a "whatever you have in your kitchen" soup so I threw in mushrooms, peppers, watercress with the required carrots, onions, and zucchini. The meatballs were "strangely" healthy and delicious-a mix of ground turkey, cumin, uncooked rice, cilantro, parsley and an egg. The family gave it a thumbs up!

Wahiawa Botanical Garden

It's been years since we visited the garden. A recent renovation and the start of fall break were enough encouragements. I just wished my blue ginger looked just as good as theirs.

The Giver

One of my favorite books was presented at UH Kennedy Theater. Well put together-outstanding cast, excellent back drop, and an ending that keeps you thinking.