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Hawaiian Fried Rice for Two

By on March 17, 2017
Hawaiian Fried Rice for Two with ham and pineapple

I love fried rice and this Hawaiian Fried rice is a refreshing take on the traditional fried rice we are used to. It has chunks of ham, pineapple, onion, and red bell pepper with a sweet and tangy sauce.   In a bowl add the soy sauce, garlic salt (or 1 clove of minced fresh garlic), […]

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The Making of a Hawaii Addict – Oahu, 2007

By on March 16, 2017
Oahu, Hawaii 2007 sandy beach and ocean with mount in the background

Oahu, Hawaii is incredibly beautiful with amazing scenery and lush vegetation but it can also be crowded on the popular beaches like Waikiki or the North Shore, and in the bigger cities, especially Honolulu. The photo above was taken at the beach where the old TV series “Lost” filmed some of their scenes. Here are […]

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Dessert | Drinks

Shamrock Shake Copycat for Two

By on March 15, 2017
Shamrock Shake Copycat for two in a glass

Every year we love to make these refreshing minty copycat Shamrock Shakes. Try them for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you wish! In just a few easy minutes you could be enjoying one for yourself.   In a blender, add the vanilla ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, pure vanilla extract, and green food coloring. […]

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Crispy Fried Chicken for Two

By on March 10, 2017
Crispy Fried Chicken for Two, delicious!

This super tender, juicy, and Crispy Fried Chicken for Two is sure to be a re-peat dinner in our house. The secrets to this chicken are soaking it in buttermilk for two hours and adding bacon grease to the frying oil.  Holy yummy comfort food!!!   Mix together 1/2 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons […]

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