I get really happy when I get to create something delicious with the fruits we grow on our property. Even on the most stressful day, cooking relaxes me. And it's a good thing, because with four growing boys and a hard working man around, I do a LOT of cooking. The beauty of our tropical climate
Have I mentioned--It's really good to be back. One of the first things I was dying to do on my return was to get back in my own kitchen. I wanted to cook: Bake, grill, sauté, steam, simmer, boil, burn, blend...you name it. (Except burn, I don't try to do that.) Can you imagine--I went an
It's beyond a busy week here. To make up for our craziness, I decided to make a treat that is SO SIMPLE, it even fit easily in the middle of our chaos. Fifteen minutes and done. Not lying. And I thought THIS would be a super fun Mother-son, or Mother-daughter, or Mother-anyone thing to do this
I think I'll need to start a new recipe category here just for bananas. Because man--do we ever grow bananas! We must be at the perfect altitude for bananas. Or is it longitude? Latitude? Maybe its more about annual rainfall. Or how Saturn lines up with Jupiter. Or maybe I don't know much at
Have I mentioned that our LEMON tree has been rather...fruitful lately? Seriously friends. I think it might be time to set up camp at the Farmer's Market. Meanwhile, I'll just keep baking. These lemon raspberry bars turned out so good. I thought you might want to make them this weekend! Yes?
You'd be happy to know that we've unloaded every box of holiday decorations, and it looks like the North Pole here in our North Shore home. (Or maybe like someone threw-up Christmas in our living room.) My boys won't settle for "some" decorations, we-must-have-ALL. And everywhere. More on that
I'm not claiming originality here. However, where I lack in originality, I make up for in enthusiasm. Some of you have seen homemade magic shell on Pinterest, Facebook and all over the place, and you'll find this post to be old news. In fact, some of you have probably been bottling this stuff
Aloha. Let's talk about PIE! :) Because we have an abundance of PAPAYAS growing on our property right about now, I decided to have some fun with a Papaya Pie. It came out DE-Licious, and (almost as important,) it was super easy to make. I could make this thing on the fly if I had to