Chicken and Grape Salad

Do you need the world's most perfect summer potluck dish?  Because this is it!  It's quick and easy and super refreshing on a hot summer's night. My grandparents lived on the banks of Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island and every summer was the Island County Fair, which in the 90's it was the best thing ever. … Continue reading Chicken and Grape Salad

Fancy Sauce

Fry sauce and fancy sauce both are cut from the same cloth. When my husband and I went to New York one of the first places we went to eat was, Shake Shack. Our idea of fast food burgers were flipped upside down! I feel every region has there notorious burger place. California/west coast has, … Continue reading Fancy Sauce

Granola

My Grandma was a big collector of recipes, and when she passed, I got her accordion file of all the recipes she collected. Some recipes were in the newspaper dating back to the 60's. She had so many recipes in fact that 10 years ago, my parents asked her for her favorites and they made … Continue reading Granola

Huckleberry Mojito

It's late Huckleberry season here in Spokane, it's also 5 o'clock! To be honest I came up with this because we had fresh mint from the garden as well as some leftover huckleberry syrup from our Swedish Pancakes that morning. Make a batch of your own syrup and have a signature cocktail for your next … Continue reading Huckleberry Mojito

Pork Lumpia

Filipino food may not be as big or sought after as other Asian foods, but even if you don't know a thing about it I'm pretty sure you have heard of Lumpia. Maybe you've had it but didn't know what it was or that it was filipino. When I was six years old, I moved … Continue reading Pork Lumpia

Banana Lumpia

There's an island in the middle of the pacific. That island is in the middle of a string of other islands, and in the middle of that island are the Healing stones or (Keanianileihuaokalani) which are just around the corner from one of my favorite places on this world, my grandma's house! In the back … Continue reading Banana Lumpia

Furikake Popcorn

Every culture has their weird snacks and Hawaii is no different. The islands really are a melting pot of cultures, Theres a huge population of both Japanese and Filipino, as well as a mix of other Micronesian cultures and Chinese. So it shouldn't be surprising that the snacks would also be a melting pot too. … Continue reading Furikake Popcorn

Lazy Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant is a very underused vegetable in my house, which is unfortunate because I love it. But I'm the only one who likes it in my family who likes it (insert world's tiniest violin). I usually have to get my eggplant kick in the form of eggplant parmesan while at an Italian restaurant because sometimes I just get pizzaed out. The … Continue reading Lazy Eggplant Parmesan

Hawaiian Fried Rice

As I sit in my kiddo's Dentist office waiting room, watching Moana for the 14th time while he gets a filling. I feel 3000 miles away from Hawaii (because I am). I'm over hearing other parents say they're now in the mood for "Hawaiian food" and how they should order a "Hawaiian" pizza for dinner. … Continue reading Hawaiian Fried Rice