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.
Posts tagged "chocolate"
Chocolate Covered Drumstick (Allergy Friendly)

Chocolate Covered Drumstick (Allergy Friendly)

I always feel for parents who have kids with multiple allergies. My little nephews have to follow a gluten free, milk free, dairy free, egg free, soy free and nut free diet, along with multiple other allergies for certain fruits, vegetables, and meats. Having to watch other kids get treats at school is never fun...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Ever since Valentine’s day, the stores seem to be filled with strawberries. Seems a bit early, but I’ve been seeing them at the farmer’s market too. Here’s a quick little dip that my kids have no problem digging into. Very quickly melt some chocolate chips, peanut butter, and a bit of honey. I used the...
Kukui Nut Candy Lei

Kukui Nut Candy Lei

Kukui Nut Candy Lei It’s that graduation time of year. So many celebrations…preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, college. Giving lei is the quintessential Hawaiian way to celebrate any and all occasions. It’s a custom I’ve seen become more and more popular outside of Hawaii over the years. At graduation time in Hawaii, it’s so...
Guava Rose's Broke da Mouth USB Chocolate Cake

Guava Rose’s Broke da Mouth USB Chocolate Cake

This is the best chocolate cake ever. No frosting needed. The miniscule amount of effort involved in making this is startling once you taste how incredible this cake is. No one can resist a second piece. Sturdy enough to pack for a picnic, yet elegant simply adorned with fresh berries. In Hawaii, it would definitely be...
Chantilly Cake Tutorial: Mixing the Cake Batters and Baking the Cake (Part 4)

Chantilly Cake Tutorial: Mixing the Cake Batters and Baking the Cake (Part 4)

Now let’s prepare the cake batter. Start with unsweetened cocoa. Any of these brands will work, but like anything else, better quality will yield better taste. Pour some boiling water into unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix and blend until smooth. Set aside to cool down a bit.   Whisk together the dry ingredients– cake flour, sugar,...
Hawaiian Chantilly Cake

Hawaiian Chantilly Cake

Hawaiian Chantilly Cake Chantilly Cake is one of the absolute best cakes in the world. Found only in Hawaii. If you’ve read my post¬†I’m Dreaming of Cakes, you’ll know how special this cake is and how much I love it. This holiday season, I’d like to share my version of Chantilly Cake –my gift to...
Chocolate Covered Kula Gold Fruit Skewers

Chocolate Covered Kula Gold Fruit Skewers

Anytime I go back home to Hawaii, I love to visit the farmer’s markets to see what’s new, and to buy all the local fruits and vegetables. Kula Strawberries and Maui Gold Pineapples are two must haves on Maui. Since we were having chicken and vegetable kabobs for dinner, and I had a ton of...
Oh, Hilo Hattie (Part 2)

Oh, Hilo Hattie (Part 2)

Early in December, I was distressed to receive these in the mail. You can read about it in part one here. So after I finished my chauffeuring duties, this message was waiting for me. Within 2 hours, I had a response from the Chief Operating Officer: “We are so sorry to hear that our Hilo...