Food

Fuji Apple Jell-o Recipe

Here’s a light dessert suitable for hot summer days. It is quite easy to make and is a cool way to finish a meal during a warm, muggy day. Recipe as follows: 1 box (3 0z.) lime Jello 2 pkgs. Knox gelatin ½ C sugar 2 ½ C...


“Lazy Man” Style Spaghetti

My mother was always one to find the fastest and shortest way to do and make things. Maybe she was bored, tired of cooking, or just plain lazy! Here is a favorite dish of hers that we enjoyed eating when we were young. You can&...


Chinese Almond Float

This recipe may not be a traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but in Hawaii, It’s anything goes.  How about Chinese almond float?  Very simple to make: 3 pkgs. Knox gelatin 5 cups boiled water 1 can Eagles brand condensed ...


Matthew Lynch Guides Vegetable Gardeners at Kapolei Library September 6, 2014

Matthew Lynch, permaculture designer will be at Kapolei Public Library SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 @ 1:00. He will talk about permaculture and edible home gardening. For more information, open the following link: Permaculture ...



Apple Cookie Crumble Pie

I have a very, very easy and tasty pie that I make from time to time for friends and family and have been requested to cater for parties because it is that good. It’s the simplest apple pie you can make from scratch, and ...


Vegan cooking demonstration at Kapolei Public Library

Chef Ori Ann Li will be at Kapolei Public Library on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 1:00 P.M.  Her appearance on Saturday, July 27, has been cancelled. Li will demonstrate some of the delicious vegan recipes from her new cookbo...


Stovetop Kalua Chicken

Aloha! Here is a recipe for Hawaiian kalua chicken which tastes much like kalua pig, the Hawaiian version of smoked pulled pork. Kalua pig is usually the main dish at an island luau party.  The traditional way of roasting a pi...


Island Party Pupu Spicy Turkey Tail Adobo

Planning a get-together? Here is a Hawaiian island favorite with a Filipino flair, served as an appetizer  or “pupu” with cocktails. Turkey Tail Adobo is not only simple to make, but it will be  the talk of the pa...



Coconut Custard Bread Pudding from Hilo

Just got home today from Hilo, Hawaii.  Enjoyed my ohana and their favorite dishes.  Here is one of them – enjoy it! Coconut Custard Bread Pudding Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1-1/2 loaves bread (older bread works well,...


Jiffy Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops

In my December recipe I talked about the generosity of the Leeward Coast when my family lived there. Their generosity continued for nearly three years while I called Waianae my home. On Valentine’s Day I worked at a dayca...


Make ‘Yummy’ For Valentines Day

Aloha, here is my recipe of a local style dish using huli huli chicken. “Huli” in Hawaiian means “turn over” which describes this chicken grilled on a spit rotated over a kiawe wood fire. I found that us...


Portuguese Bean Soup – Hawaiian Style

2 lb. Portuguese sausage 1/2 head cabbage, chopped in squares 2-3 lb. ham hocks or smoked ham shanks 1 small can tomato sauce, original flavor 1 large onion, diced 2-3 Tbs. Hawaiian salt or to your liking 3-4 bay leaves Freshly...



Quick And Easy Pastele Stew

1 pork butt (boneless) with some fat 3 to 4 lbs in weight, cut into bite-size pieces 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium onions, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 2 packets ACHIOTE seasoning (Sazon Goya Brand Con Cilantro Achiote seaso...


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

These cookies can be made with the peanut butter cookie recipe below or your favorite basic cookie recipe. When I make them with my students I just grab a mix from the grocer that just calls for a little oil, one egg and water....


Won Ton Dumplings for the Holidays

Won ton is a versatile dish for the holidays.  You can serve it as an appetizer or make a soup with noodles of your choice. 1 lb. ground pork or beef 10 shrimp 1 can water chestnuts Won ton wrappers (3-4 pkg) 1 stalk green oni...