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PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I’m always on the lookout for recipes that call for over-ripe bananas and oats.  Somehow I seem to have an excess of both at all times!  These healthy chewy oatmeal bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction contain no flour, oil, or butter!  They are delicious and so satisfying.  The oats and peanut butter give these little … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie for the ones you love

Chicken Pot Pie for the ones you love

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We went to church, hunted for Easter eggs, and spent time with the kids at the park 🙂  There was way too much candy consumed, but who can resist a Reeses peanut butter egg on Easter?  I’m all about peanut M&Ms right now, too! It was … Continue reading

Seared Scallops with Corn and Bacon Hash

Seared Scallops with Corn and Bacon Hash

We had a great St. Patrick’s Day, did you?  We spent the day at the beach, eating lots of yummy food and building sand castles.  My husband commented that only in Hawaii would you have corned beef and cabbage along with ahi poke on the same plate 🙂  Our little leprechaun has started crawling and … Continue reading

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

This is the “Lucky” edition of Collectively Creative where bloggers get together and write about a central theme!  I’ve been very lucky to be welcomed into my husband’s Irish family.  Little did my parents know that when they named their daughter Maura, that she would someday fall in love with an Irish man, thus making … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Thank you to my friend, Kanani, for suggesting that someone make this healthified chocolate chip cookie dough dip for our women’s bible study group this week!  At first, I was worried that people would be able to detect the beans in there, but it got the thumbs up from both adult women and a bunch … Continue reading

Cozy White Chicken Chili

Cozy White Chicken Chili

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  I don’t know about you, but if I don’t see another cookie for a while, that’ll be just fine with me!  I think I overdid it on the sweets this Christmas.  I finally decided to freeze most of our cookie collection, so that we can have a treat … Continue reading

Christmas Recap and Seafood Stew

Christmas Recap and Seafood Stew

I took a breather from blogging and social media over Christmas and New Year’s…it was refreshing, but I’m excited to get back into sharing recipes and reading all about your exploits over the holidays!  Our Christmas was very peaceful and relaxing.  On Christmas Eve, we had dinner with my family…my mom made this delicious seafood … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Biscotti

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Biscotti

Today I’m guest-posting over at Inspire and Indulge!  A year ago, a friend of mine made biscotti for a cookie exchange party, and I loved them so much that I asked her for the recipe (thanks Amy!)  I adapted the recipe slightly, and brought them to a cookie exchange party this past weekend.  Not only … Continue reading

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

We had a cookie exchange with a very special group of ladies this past weekend!  We each brought our cookie plus a “pupu”, the Hawaiian way for saying appetizer 🙂   I went to Annie’s Eats for inspiration, as I always love her recipes!  This one did not disappoint.  I’ve always loved eating stuffed mushrooms, … Continue reading