The perfect way to bring in the new year... with a big pot of oxtail soup!
This is a classic Hawaii favorite originated by Ted's Bakery on the north shore. I've made a few adjustments through the years and this is my version.
A no-fuss version of chicken cordon bleu with a rich white sauce, perfect over rice!
Time to enjoy all of the fresh fruit, especially mangoes which are bountiful this time of year. You can even use fresh frozen mangoes during the winter. This dessert is similar to the classic jello cheesecake (buttery shortbread crust, cheesecake filling, topped with jello) but with fresh mango added.
This Easter, I made potato salad. I modified it slightly, but this is the original recipe.
This version of banana cream pie is very decadent starting with a buttery shortbread crust, a thin layer of cheesecake filling, then a traditional layer of banana cream (pudding and fresh bananas) and finished with whipped topping.
Mayonnaise chicken - some people call it cornflake chicken. I've been making this for my kids since they were in elementary school. I originally used cracker crumbs for the crust but now use cornflakes. A great way to enjoy moist, delicious "fried" chicken without frying.
Teriyaki meatloaf - made local style - infused with a savory teriyaki sauce and finished with a teriyaki glaze.
Beef Stroganoff - Ok, how is beef stroganoff Hawaiian...well its not. But we grew up eating this in Hawaii and often made it using ground beef and served over rice instead of egg noodles.
Spanish Rice - I was so ono to eat Spanish rice that I grew up eating in school so I created this recipe.
Triple Treat is a 3-layered dessert starting with a buttery, sweet, crunchy crust, topped with a rich cheese cake filling, then topped with a rich chocolate pudding layer. I've been making this dessert since 1979 and included it in our Christmas dinner this year.
The original name of this recipe is husband's delight, but I named it son-in-law's delight because I started making it for my wonderful son-in-law and have been making it ever since! Its a creamy casserole made with cream cheese, cheese, sour cream, hamburger and egg noodles.
A quick and simple bean salad that can be served alone or on a bed of greens. For those watching their sugar intake, replace the sugar with 1 packet of splenda.
This is a dish that has been passed down from my mother-in-law "mama" to her children and ultimately to my children. The food was good and simple back then and we just had this for dinner tonight. This recipe is dedicated to the most wonderful person that you could ever meet... brimming with love and aloha. We all love and miss you Mama!
This Coconut Almond Green Beans is a very simple side dish that I serve for Thanksgiving and Easter every year and my family absolutely loves it!
This is a slight twist on the classic Hawaii jello cheesecake recipe - For St. Patrick's Day, Instead of using the strawberry jello on the top, I decided to try using a lime jello with pineapple in it. Do you remember when the school would serve green jello with pineapple in it? One of my favorites next to the ...
My family goes crazy for this simple yet delicious dip. This recipe makes enough for about 2-3 people...if you and your family love clam dip as much as mine, you might want to triple this recipe. I've been making this since 1970.
This Jello Cheesecake is a classic dessert that for some reason I've only seen in Hawaii... I've been making this for years and decided to make some today to bring in the new year!
I've been cooking this very simple Pork Tofu throw-together dish for my family for many years.
Aburage (sushi cones) stuffed with hamburger, water chestnuts, carrots and onions (meatloaf mixture) stewed in a savory tomato-onion broth.