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Celebrating National Ice Cream Day

Celebrating National Ice Cream Day

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Nothing beats the heat of summer like a frozen treat. Although we have been enjoying ice cream in its many forms for centuries, there wasn't an officially designated celebration day until 1984 when President Regan...

Salads for Summer

Salads for Summer

Did you know that May is National Salad Month (created out of enlightened self-interest by the Association for Dressings and Sauces in 1992)? To help you prepare and celebrate, here are some favorite salad recipes we shared over the years and one fantastic dressing...

Ready for Game Day

Ready for Game Day

While some folks are excited about this Sunday's game, we have never been big sports fans. What we do love about any game day is hanging out with friends and family. Instead of the game, we focus on the food. Game day is all about the delicious but not-so-healthy pub...

Comforting Soups to Celebrate National Soup Month

Comforting Soups to Celebrate National Soup Month

Happy New Year! It's January and even in Hawaii there is a chill in the air (pause as I hear my Boston friends burst out in laughter). Regardless of the temperature, it's "officially" National Soup Month - one of those commercial "celebrations" created by none other...

Edible Homemade Gifts

Edible Homemade Gifts

Are you looking for a way to add a personal, homemade touch to your gifts this year? From candy to cookies to snacks, here are a few edible gift ideas for everyone on your list. And if you're going to make your own gifts, don't forget the wrapping. No one can resist a...

Hosting an Afternoon Tea

Hosting an Afternoon Tea

With the holidays nearly upon us, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget to slow down and breathe. As a confirmed Anglophile, there's nothing I like more than sharing an afternoon tea with friends and family. There's something special about...

12 Days of Sweets for the Holidays

12 Days of Sweets for the Holidays

It's Christmas, my favorite time of the year! Although festivities this year are different, I am still baking for friends, family, and co-workers and sharing holiday cheer in the form of delicious sweets. I spent some time this year going through old posts, marveling...

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Project

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Project

What do 11 cups of all-purpose flour, 5¼ cups brown sugar, 10 eggs, 2¼ pounds of butter, and 8½ cups of chocolate chips add up to? A lot of chocolate chip cookies. We were late to the baking while on lockdown party. Somehow, we missed the memo that...

Time for Tea Sandwiches

Time for Tea Sandwiches

Since my study abroad in London many, many years ago I've loved afternoon tea. I've hosted a few teas over the years and have learned to make things easier on myself by buying pastries from a bakery. But I have a small repertoire of sandwiches that I make, not only...