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.
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Chewy Chai Cookies

Chewy Chai Cookies

We’re awaiting a massive rainstorm here in a couple of ¬†hours– part 2 of 3 storms, with over 5 inches of rain expected by the end of this weekend. Waiting for thunderstorms with possible flooding can get you a little antsy. While the storm’s brewing, I’ll try to keep calm by brewing up a pot...
Cornflake Cookies

Cornflake Cookies

Most of us, especially those of us of a “certain age” are sure to be familiar with Tony the Tiger. If you spent any part of your childhood watching cartoons on television, I’m sure you’ve seen him rave about frosted flakes. Tony is the childhood friend we, and even our kids¬†all had. Last week was...
Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Cookies

Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Cookies

Hello my sweet cookie! Some of the best island style cookies involve cereal, like this little baby above– chocolate chip dough covered with Rice Krispies. Another more famous is the classic Cornflake cookie. I’ll get to that one too, later on. We were so lucky these were staples in our school cafeteria lunches. Start off...
Cherry Almond Cookie Bites

Cherry Almond Cookie Bites

Tiny almond cookie bites crowned with bits of cherries. I made some of these earlier for my Chinese Candy Box. Usually Chinese almond cookies are topped with a dot of red food coloring, or a blanched almond. As I’m always trying to find alternatives to artificial food colorings, I thought I’d try to use a...
Mini Coconut Pineapple Macaroons

Mini Coconut Pineapple Macaroons

Coconut and pineapple are two of my favorites flavors. Put together in sweet little bites, and I am in heaven. They’re simply made with unsweetened coconut, coconut oil or butter, evaporated cane juice, dried pineapple, an egg, and a little flour. Earlier this week you saw some of them nestled in my Chinese New Year...