Musings of a wife and mother, born and raised in Hawaii. Far away from home now, but creating and discovering bits of sunshine and paradise in everyday life.
Monthly archive December, 2013
Probiotic Punch with Coconut Milk Snowflakes

Probiotic Punch with Coconut Milk Snowflakes

‘Tis the season to think about making  Holiday Sherbet Punch for our New Year’s celebration. This year, the standard punch formula of (juice + soda + sherbet) will be slightly different, but still very delicious. Unfortunately, as the years add up, my digestion just isn’t what it used to be. One thing I’ve found that has...
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Look who came to visit us! This is Cami. We had this squeaky toy Christmas Pie, and doggie treats all ready for her under the tree. She was so patient waiting to be given permission to touch her pie. Boy did she go nuts over the squeaky Christmas pie! She’s taking a break to hug...
Holiday Fruit and Nut Fudge

Holiday Fruit and Nut Fudge

Holiday Fudge made with White Chocolate, Graham Crackers, Peaches, Mango, Strawberries, Walnuts and Pistachios My Animal Cracker Fudge was such a big hit last year, that I decided to do a version with brightly colored fruits this year. Freeze dried fruit retains a very bright color naturally. Its sole ingredient is the fruit alone. Most...
Guava Chiffon Cake Tutorial: Glazing the Cake (Part4)

Guava Chiffon Cake Tutorial: Glazing the Cake (Part4)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Guava Chiffon Cake Place guava nectar concentrate into a small saucepan, and add the cornstarch. Whisk cornstarch into the nectar concentrate until there are no lumps. Cook over medium high heat, whisking frequently until thickened and bubbling. Allow to cook another minute. Pour into a...
Guava Chiffon Cake Tutorial: Filling and Frosting the Cake (Part3)

Guava Chiffon Cake Tutorial: Filling and Frosting the Cake (Part3)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Guava Chiffon Cake Use a butter knife to loosen the cake from the pan edges if necessary. Invert onto your cake platter, peel off the parchment paper, and split the cake into two layers. Insert a flexible cutting board between the two layers and lift...
Guava Chiffon Cake Tutorial: Making the Cake (Part 2)

Guava Chiffon Cake Tutorial: Making the Cake (Part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Guava Chiffon CakeStart by separating the eggs. Refer to the Chantilly Cake tutorial (Part 2) here. Next whip the egg whites. Refer to the Chantilly Cake tutorial (Part 3) here. Place the whipped egg whites into a large mixing bowl, pushing them to one side...
Guava Chiffon Cake

Guava Chiffon Cake

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Guava Chiffon Cake Guava Chiffon Cake is the Queen of all Hawaiian Chiffon Cakes. This is the cake that everyone immediately falls in love with. Light and creamy, sweet yet tart– it is simply exquisite. The best Guava Chiffon Cake always came from Dee Lite Bakery,...