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Hawaiian Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart

“The niu (coconut) really adds to this easy, modern, Hawaiian desert. This is frequently served in lieu of pecan pie during the holidays. It can be served warm with vanilla ice cream or cold with whipping cream, and can be made a day in advance of your Hawaiian feast!” Ingredients 1 1/4 cups macadamia nut […]

BEST Snickerdoodles EVER

“These wonderful cinnamon-sugar cookies became very popular with my friends at church. My pastor loves them! You will too! Crispy edges, and chewy centers; these cookies are a crowd pleaser for sure!” Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 3/4 cups all-purpose […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Strawberry Cheesecake Pie is a cinch to make. Are you super pinched for time? You can make the crust ahead of time and freeze the prepared baked crust in the pan wrapped for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature unwrapped before using in this recipe. You can also bake the crust and prepare […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese Casserole

A baked mashup that’ll stick to your ribs. More or less, this is a casserole that’s made up of a dozen little sandwiches with a filling that’s reminiscent of a sloppy joe but flavored like a very cheesy bacon cheeseburger. (Everything about that sounds good, right?) The ingredients maybe aren’t that groundbreaking, but it’s all […]

Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

Prep time: 15 min | Cooking: 30 min | Total: 45 min | Servings: 8 | Yield: 8 servings This recipe from Broccoli Rice Casserole is made from scratch without condensed soup. Cook fresh broccoli until tender-crisp and fluffy rice combine in a homemade creamy cheesy sauce to make a family favorite side dish. Casseroles are the ideal weekend meal, and here we just […]


Servings: 8 | Yield: 1 pie Custards are an important type of ingredients that you’ll often find in certain variants, such as crème brûlée, pumpkin pie, and cheesecake. Eggs are the star of the dish, and they help the custard set correctly, as the proteins cook. I love how this recipe has key ingredients from both islands, so […]

Best Ever Russian Beef Stroganoff

Recipe By: Hawaiivike “Being of Norwegian descent, I really don’t know how this Russian beef stroganoff came into the family. My grandma has made this recipe for 50 years that I know of and it is truly my favorite. Serve over noodles. For a wintertime comfort food this is the best. I actually like it […]

Strawberry Sour Cream Bread

Servings: 10 (1 loaf or 10 slices) A quick and easy strawberry bread filled with plenty of strawberries and topped with a fresh strawberry glaze. Ingredients For the strawberry bread: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soft 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 2 cups all-purpose flour […]

Old Fashioned Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

This recipe was handed down from my husband’s family. It’s a family favorite and you can see from the directions that it is kind of hard to put into a recipe. It’s a lot of work but well worth it. There is never a dumpling left when this is made. I have to call my […]

Easy Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

This recipe isn’t rated 5 stars for nothing, it’s excellent! But, a few changes could be made. You either have to increase the dough or decrease the pan size. I used a 8 x 8 baking pan and the dough amount was perfect. I also added cinnamon to the dough and berries, and vanilla extract […]