How to make Spam Musubi

OK, I know what you are thinking right now…“What the heck is Musubi” (and maybe the next thing you are thinking is “EW.. SPAM!?”)?  Am I right? The only people who might know what this is are those of you visiting this site from Hawaii or another pacific island (I’m sure you know exactly what … [Read more...]

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip

These grilled fruit kabobs were actually a genius idea of my husbands.  I was wanting to figure out a tasty appetizer using fruit and he suggested making fruit kabobs and throwing them on the grill.  They were so incredibly good!!  I knew I was going to like it because I am already crazy about grilled … [Read more...]

Island Pecan Pie

You have got to try this Island Pecan Pie!!  For Thanksgiving this year I wanted to try something new in the pie world.  I was searching all kinds of pecan pies on pinterest and saw this pineapple coconut pecan pie that I knew I had to have!  Unfortunately the pin just linked to a picture … [Read more...]

Traditional Coconut Cream Pie

I LOVE this coconut cream pie. It is way better than using instant pudding or whatever people put in their coconut cream pies… and just as easy! Everyone will think you put more time into it than you actually did. You can either use a regular crust or a graham cracker crust for this. It … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Sunrise (Non-Alcoholic)

Since it has been SO HOT here these last few weeks, we have been trying to come up with some new Summer drinks to help keep us cool. This is our non-alcoholic version of a Tequila Sunrise– since there is no tequila or tequila flavoring in it we decided to change the name to “Pomegranate … [Read more...]

Kalua Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

I got this yummy recipe for Kalua Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa from our cousins Cory and Kristen.  These have the most amazing flavor!  Kristen is such a good cook, we love visiting them because they always make us the most delicious food.  When we all lived in California, Cory would always push us to … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Waikiki Meatballs

These Crock Pot Waikiki Meatballs are such a GREAT weeknight meal when you don’t have a lot of time but you want to make a meal the family is going to love. This recipe came from the Williams Family wayyyyyy back when our blog began. Since then I have made it dozens of times! They … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki

love love love beef teriyaki! It was one of my FAVORITE meals to eat when I lived in Hawaii. I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff. Print Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Ingredients1 can pineapple chunks with juice (15 oz.) 1 c. soy sauce 3/4 c. brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. minced ginger … [Read more...]

Caribbean Shish Kabobs

The bacon-wrapped bananas are my FAVORITE part of these Caribbean Shish Kabobs. I know it sounds weird but they are amazing.  The bacon is crispy on the outside and the bananas so soft and warm on the inside, that they melt in your mouth.  The bacon-wrapped bananas in addition to the flavor of the grilled … [Read more...]

Kalua Pork / Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We love this stuff! It tastes just like the luau pork at the Polynesian Cultural Center!  It is so yummy over rice but we also use it for pulled pork sandwiches and pork tacos. For Kalua Pork: Serve with soy sauce, coconut rice, and coleslaw. For Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Layer on a hamburger bun with BBQ sauce … [Read more...]

Coconut Macadamia Nut French Toast

This Coconut Macadamia Nut French Toast is a recipe we made to replicate a favorite breakfast we ate in Hawaii.  There was an awesome family breakfast place in Kauai that I think we ate at three different times while we were there.  We tried several different yummy breakfasts but every time we would still split … [Read more...]