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Mocha Coconut Bread

Mocha Coconut Bread

My local Starbucks has a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino on the menu as one of their summer blended drinks. The frappuccino is a combination of coffee, chocolate and coconut and – for a coconut-lover like me – it is a very good combination. I don’t want an icy frozen coffee drink every day, however, so I played around with these flavors myself to create a Mocha ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

My Kitchen Craze‘s Caramel Almond Biscotti are a delicious treat to serve with coffee for breakfast or dessert. with While many biscotti recipes call for almond meal, this particular one uses almond paste, which gives the cookies a great almond flavor and gives them a slightly denser texture than some other biscotti. The cookies are studded with caramel bits and drizzled with a bit of ... Read More »

The 13th Annual Waikiki SpamJam

Nicole and Spammy

If you have ever visited Hawaii, you know that Spam is hugely popular there and that it used in all types of dishes, from breakfast scrambles to musubi snacks to burgers. With that in mind, it should be no surprise to hear that the biggest Spam festival in the country is held in the state the consumes more Spam than any other. This year I ... Read More »

Scoop Adventures

Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States

When I travel, I always have an eye out for local specialties. Sometimes those specialties are include a fairly broad category, such as a particular style of barbecue that is served at many restaurants in the region, but other times those specialties are a lot more specific, such as a certain ice cream flavor at a local ice cream shop. Ice cream is always one ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make A Great Margarita

How to Make A Great Margarita, Two Ways

Margaritas are a crowd pleasing cocktail, whether you’re enjoying them with friends at your favorite Mexican restaurant or mixing up a pitcher to enjoy at a backyard cookout. A good margarita is simple – made with just tequila, lime, sugar and orange liqueur – and flavorful, but can be hard to get a good one because it is easy to mess up that simple formula. ... Read More »

How to Make Homemade Ketchup

How to Make Homemade Ketchup

You probably have a variety of condiments in your refrigerator right now. At the very least, there are probably a few jars of mustard, a few bottles of sriracha or other hot sauces and some ketchup. Condiments like these are not items that we usually think of making from scratch, but it is possible to make each and every one of them – and the ... Read More »

Blue Ribbon Reuben Spam Roll-Ups

Ruben Spam Rollups

Everyone has a different reaction when they think about Spam. If you grew up in Hawaii, for instance, Spam might very well be a beloved favorite that you eat several times a week. Hawaii has the highest Spam consumption rate in the country and it has been a staple since WWII, when GIs brought over lots of shelf-stable products that could handle the long trip ... Read More »

Wilton Decorator’s Choice Yellow Cake Mix, reviewed

Wilton Decorator's Choice Yellow Cake Mix

I’ve tried all kinds of cake mixes over the years, both regular and premium mixes. The premium mixes tend to be delicious, but they also tend to be so time consuming (and often so expensive) that you may as well just make a cake from scratch. When I use a mix, I want to save time and still end up with a delicious cake, so ... Read More »

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