Apple Sauce: Homemade from Backyard Apples

I am originally from Hawaii so the idea of seasons, especially seasonal foods, still amazes me. This child like wonder along with an amazing green thumb has fueled my partner, Bubba, to grow an obscene amount of beautiful fruits and veggies.We are now starting to receive the fruits of his labor… almost too many fruits....more

Prosciutto and Arugula Pita Pizza

Every Friday needs some pizza!You made it through the week and are headed into the WEEEEKEND!So let's celebrate with a slice ofProsciutto and Arugula Pita Pizza ...more

Quick & Easy Sticky Buns

Well I owe a big thanks to my mom for this recipe. Well not for the recipe, but for the craving. Yesterday she happened to mention to me that she had a sticky bun and it was soo delicious. They’ve been on my mind ever since. So less than 24 hours later I started searching the net for a good recipe, but couldn’t find one.So I headed into the kitchen anyway and here is what we came out with…(you won’t be dissapointed)...more

Simple Crockpot Four Bean Stew

I absolutely love a good stew for dinner no matter how hot it may be outside. They are usually so hearty/filling, making them perfect for dinner....more

Spiced Wine Jelly

I know, I know ... who has leftover wine sitting around? Well, I did. I needed to open a bottle of wine for a dessert I was making, but it was about 10 in the morning ... not time to have wine, for me anyways!  So, the rest of the bottle just sat there all day and by the time dinner rolled around, I completely forgot that I had opened it. I'm not a huge fan of leftover wine. Even when stored properly, I just can't seem to enjoy it. It always seems to have a sour taste to it. ...more
It looks quite appetizing I m going to try this weekend.more

Honor - Book Review

I recently read Lyn Cote's newest book, Honor, finding it to be a quiet, easy, relaxing read. I easily read it in only a couple of days, since it was a quick, simple story, wraught with trials, devotion, love, and struggle....more

Wine Braised Mushrooms Over Orzo Pasta

I don't know what it is about red sauces, I love the taste of them but I very rarely make them. I always opt for an olive oil or white sauce, especially in summertime. Red sauces seem so rich and wintery. Also, if I'm having pasta, I feel an olive oil or white sauce seems lighter. Yes, I know this is all in my head, but I'm the cook so I get to have the strange excuses! ...more