Growing up and only being knee high to the bakery display at Zippy's, I only knew haupia cake to also be topped with my favorite coconut pudding.Haupia (how-pee-ah), is a thick coconut pudding that is usually served as squares at the end of a luau buffet line, a perfect little sweet coconut bite to finish a heavy meal is perfect.The most modern interpretation of haupia is haupia cake, where it is used as a filling, in a white cake topped with whip cream icing.
Butter mochi is a traditional Hawaiian treat, it is made with a high glutenous rice flour called Mochiko Flour. Like most Hawaiian food Butter Mochi is a fusion of different cultures who most likely met on in a plantation village. My guess on how butter mochi has come to be is that it is a hybrid of Japanese Mochi and Filipino Bibingka.
I will warn you right now, you cannot eat just one of these at a time! It was both a blessing and a curse that my aunt gifted me a cookie press for Christmas one year, because that meant I didn't have to wait for someone to make them for me.
Seattle Lobster Boil, it's a little strange sounding isn't it? How or why did we take a Southern dish, add in the North East's most famous component, and some how make it taste like it came from Seattle? Easiest answer, because we can, and it is good! The husband has family living in Boston now … Continue reading Seattle Lobster Boil
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
2012 was the year I went "Full Mom" and traded in my husbands SUV for a beautiful VW Mini Van. There are 3 TV's, all the seats are heated and lay completely flat, it makes the perfect road trip car. Which is the very first thing we did when we got it. We surprised our … Continue reading Lamb Sausage Pizza
As I've talked about in other blog posts my mom tried to instill the love of gardening in me at a young age and I fought it like crazy. When my husband and I finally bought a house, we planted a handful of fruit trees, but the one I was really looking forward to was … Continue reading Peach Bourbon Cupcakes
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
Growing up, my mom was a big gardener. She'd always ask me to help pull weeds, plant new vegetables, and harvest her crop. She tried to pass on the joy of gardening and how fulfilling it was to grow your own food, but I wanted nothing to do with it! I was very close to … Continue reading Fried Green Tomato Po’boy
If you have kids you know you need to stock up on snacks. If you have boys you know you need to double the amount of snacks that you think would be enough. And if you have twin boys who are 10 you know you need to live next door to a Costco so you … Continue reading Creamy Chicken Taquitos