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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

What’s on your happy list?

What’s on your happy list?

When Shira of In Pursuit of More posted about creating a daily happiness list, I thought I’d come up with some of my own to share with you! 1.  Getting lost in a really good book (I just finished The Fault in our Stars and highly recommend it!) 2.  Cooking in the kitchen with Malia … Continue reading

Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas brunch ideas!

Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas brunch ideas!

We’ve been having a very relaxed holiday season!  This Christmas, we decided to simplify and cut back, focusing more on connecting with our friends and family through time spent together, phone calls and heartfelt notes.  It’s been a wonderful balance for me and a way to focus on the things that are really important! I’ve … Continue reading

A Thank You

A Thank You

A big thank you to all of you for letting me share a bit of my life and kitchen with you!  I really appreciate all your comments, and have been so blessed by the unexpected friendships that have developed through this blog.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!! P.S.  These … Continue reading

Homemade Cashew Butter

Homemade Cashew Butter

I love the idea of making things from scratch.  Don’t get me wrong, I use a lot of convenience foods, but I’m trying to make an effort to bake my own bread, english muffins, and pizza dough, make my own pudding mix, ice cream, greek yogurt, strawberry jam, and now make my own peanut butter…or cashew butter as … Continue reading

Family Fun

Family Fun

We’ve been having such a great week with my in-laws and sister-in-law in town!  I had so much fun cooking and baking with my sister-in-law!  She never really cooked much before she moved to Africa, and now she is cooking up a storm, creating delicious creations like this cherry lime pie (made with greek yogurt), … Continue reading

100 Ways You Know You’re A Mom

100 Ways You Know You’re A Mom

Lisa-Jo Baker recently posted her list: here are some of my favorites 🙂 1.  You feel naked if you leave the house without Cheerios. (I always have snacks and water in my bag in case of hunger emergencies!) 2.  You cry with happiness when one of your children consents to eating broccoli. (Malia is a … Continue reading

Travel – Grand Canyon

Travel – Grand Canyon

We started a bucket list of places that we want to visit before we leave Las Vegas, and high on my list was the Grand Canyon.  It’s a 4 hour drive from Las Vegas traveling through Utah and Arizona.  We passed by Zion in Utah, which is another amazing place to hike.  I love exploring … Continue reading

Friday Favorites of the Week

Friday Favorites of the Week

Some of my favorites from this week! Fajita salad with pork/zucchini/red peppers in my favorite fajitamarinade. Served with guacamole of course!   And our new favorite salsa: peach pineapple salsa from Vons (or Safeway in your area), perfect blend of sweet and spicy! Sauteed pork chops with Da Salty Lady’s Hawaiian Sea Salt Seasoning.  On the … Continue reading