Authentic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is one of my biggest guilty pleasures. I lived in Hawaii a little over 10 years ago and became very familiar with true, authentic Hawaiian “Mac Salad”. I literally lived across the street from an L&L Hawaiian BBQ restaurant and found myself wandering over there way more often than I should have … [Read more…]

Chicken Fried Chicken with Homemade Country Gravy

Oh how I love a good chicken fried chicken. I know someone out there is reading this and thinking, “how is chicken fried chicken different than just fried chicken”? Really, there is not a big difference. Some may argue that they are fried differently but probably the biggest difference is that chicken fried chicken is … [Read more…]

5 Minute Creamy Corn Dip

This is one of my favorite dips ever, mainly because it is SO EASY to throw together. You can literally throw it together and serve in 5 minutes… however, if you want to let the flavors combine (and make it taste even BETTER), cover and refrigerate at least a few hours. My sister-in-law, Linsey, gave … [Read more…]

Caribbean Passion Popsicles

Enjoy your favorite Jamba Juice smoothie in popsicle form (ok maybe it’s not your favorite, but it is mine) with this ridiculously easy recipe! This is the perfect way to cool down on a hot Summer’s day. What I love most about these Caribbean Passion Popsicles is that they aren’t watered down by ice. You … [Read more…]

Creamy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This creamy bacon ranch pasta salad is the perfect salad for neighborhood BBQs or potlucks. You can get the dressing and toppings ready while the pasta is boiling and throw it all together just as fast as those boxed “Suddenly Salad” things. You will get more pasta salad and it tastes SO MUCH BETTER. Why … [Read more…]

Super Easy Yellow Rice

This easy yellow rice recipe is one of our favorite side dishes. It seriously goes with almost anything! You can keep it plain or spice it up to go with different meals (see below for different add-in suggestions). If you are in a rush and don’t have time to make it over the stove, you … [Read more…]

Mother’s Day Blendtec GIVEAWAY!

The Mother’s Day giveaway to end all Mother’s Day giveaways! We are so excited to bring you this Mother’s Day Giveaway this week! We have teamed up with Blendtec as well as two other incredible blogs (30 Handmade Days and Tone and Tighten) to give away one amazing prize package for Mother’s Day – a … [Read more…]

Spring Mix-IT-UP Giveaway!

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning! (And we’re not just talking about cleaning out your closets and dresser drawers either.) There’s no better time than now to hit the re-fresh button on life and kick your healthy habits up a notch. Whether you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to drink more water, recipes … [Read more…]

Chicken Panang Curry

Panang Curry, if you have never had it before, is typically a little more mild than most traditional curries. The flavor, in my opinion, is somewhere between Massaman Curry and Red Curry. The balance of flavors is absolutely delicious– when I made this for my family, they were begging for more (even the toddlers)! In … [Read more…]

Classic Carrot Cake

This Classic Carrot Cake recipe comes directly from our Mom’s cookbook. This recipe is super old but it is my favorite, hands-down. Why mess with a recipe that is already perfect, right? The cream cheese frosting is our go-to recipe every time. It hasn’t changed and it never will. Again, perfect just as it is. … [Read more…]

Caribbean Coconut Fudge Bars

This recipes comes from our sister, Elise, who just got back from a week in the Caribbean (uh… jealous!) She had these Coconut Fudge Bars in a little coffee shop while visiting Caneel Bay on St. John’s. She loved these so much, she came home and duplicated the recipe (and was nice enough to share). … [Read more…]