Feb 12

it’s ai love heart time-part 1 (heart-shaped macarons)

Out of all of the holidays Valentine’s Day is my favorite!  I get to make heart-shaped goodies!  And obviously ai love hearts!  This is one of a couple heart-shaped goodies I will be posting.  Yay! I’ve wanted to pipe heart-shaped… Continue reading »

Jan 28

new year’s resolution . . . oh and some banana pan de sal bread pudding!

My sincere apologizes since it’s been awhile since my last post.  Whew, it’s been a busy few months and December has ALWAYS been a busy month for me.  My poor ovens were working overtime with baking for my hubby and… Continue reading »

Nov 21

happy thanksgiving 2012–velvet pumpkin cinnamon bread

I am writing this post early since we are off to Squaw Valley (Lake Tahoe) for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I couldn’t leave without posting a pumpkin recipe.  I got this from a co-worker who made this healthy pumpkin bread and… Continue reading »

Oct 31

one way to use up them old bananas . . .

I have a confession . . . my son will choose fruits any day over my baked goodies!  Well almost anything.  He does fancy my “macmoons” aka macarons.  So whenever we’re in the grocery store and in the produce section,… Continue reading »

Oct 30

congrats to the 2012 world series champions!!!

simply . . . macarons made in honor of the 2012 world series champions . . . congratulations san francisco giants!!!  

Oct 22

timing is everything . . . now for some teacakes!

Before my blog makeover, I had a few posts in the pipeline . . . some may never be written, but this one I just had to revisit.  I made these teacakes in the Summer for a dear friend’s mother… Continue reading »

Oct 19

violette . . . for nanai

Memory is such a fickle thing. They say that the senses can trigger a memory that is long forgotten.  Not surprisingly, taste is that trigger for me.  With one taste, I can remember vivid details and heartfelt memories. I owe Sadaharu… Continue reading »

Oct 18

this local girl in paris?!

After a memorable week in beautiful Ireland, we set off to Paris!  For this local girl originally from Kealakekua, Hawaii, I remember thinking Paris was half-way around the world and a distant dream.  So naturally when we started planning our trip to… Continue reading »

Oct 10

beautiful ireland and heavenly scones

There are moments in life when you look back and think “wow” did that really happen?  I felt this way on my return home from a lovely trip to Ireland and Paris.  I had the honor of giving away my sister… Continue reading »

Sep 10

what to do with them apples?!

I am going to sneak one last post before I leave for vacation!  And with good reason . . . Casey from Sugar Studios has done it again!  This time she formatted a fabulous plugin call GetMeCooking. One of the feedback… Continue reading »