Corned Beef and Cabbage

Right around the middle of February, I start chopping at the bits for some corned beef and cabbage. We traditionally make this for St. Patrick's Day but I've been known to toss a corned beef in a crockpot in summer don't let corned beef be something you only make once a year!

Haupia Cake

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.

Ono Butter Mochi

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.

World’s Best Meatballs

I've tried everything soaking the breadcrumbs in milk, just egg yolks instead of whole eggs, I tried every meatball secret I could find. Until I fell I finally found the right ratio of beef to pork to breadcrumb to parmesan the minute it hit the libs I get like Remy in Ratatouille when he mixes the grape and cheese.

Seattle Lobster Boil

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

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