mai tai recipe

Mai Tais

Since my big announcement about moving back to Hawaii, I’ve been packing like a madwoman. My goal is 2 boxes a day, which might not sound like much, but you guys, I’m tired when I get home from work. All[…] Continue reading

coconut guava popsicles

Coconut Guava Popsicles

Since we don’t have family in the area, we rarely get drop-by visitors. But we were in for a huge surprise this weekend when Sam’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew drove up from California and showed up at our doorstep Thursday afternoon. Sam[…] Continue reading

hawaiian bread pudding

Hawaiian Bread Pudding with Coconut Caramel Sauce

Sunday night was “College Night” at the bar across from my college campus. After 10pm, students were given 50% off, and you’d better believe that it was always packed. While my fellow 21-and-olders were in it for half priced mixed[…] Continue reading


Easy Coconut Caramel Sauce

This weekend was sunny and warm in Portland. Ironically enough, I’m working from South Carolina for the week – where it’s storming and humid. What are the odds?! Regardless of the weather, I’ve had a little bit of time to explore[…] Continue reading

rhubarb upside down cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Tropical flavors like mango, pineapple and passionfruit remind me of home. But, there are certain flavors of the Pacific Northwest that I’ve come to know and love as well. One of my go-tos is rhubarb. And just like I look forward to pumpkin-recipes in the[…] Continue reading

white russian

White Russian Cocktails

Let’s talk about cocktails. Because, you know that I love margaritas. But – there are other beverages I love, too. In my mind, cocktails fall into different categories. Like, for instance, rainy day cocktails (Margaritas!), summer cocktails (Sangria and Lava Flows!), winter[…] Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

  This time last year, I was in LA filming a video for Sauza Tequila. The theme was “Cinco de Mayo Ladies Night,” and it involved drinking margaritas for about 10 hours straight in a mansion in the hollywood hills, while[…] Continue reading

no kid hungry bake sale

Save The Date – Nationwide Bake Sale & Fundraiser

BAKE SALE. Simply said, two of the greatest words in the world. This weekend I’m participating in a bake sale that’s extra special. Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraiser to help fight childhood hunger. Bakers from around[…] Continue reading

live cooking segment

How to make Banh Mi Sandwiches [LIVE]

Once a month, I get to take over the kitchen at AM Northwest, our local Portland morning show. This month’s segment was all about Easter leftovers, so naturally I had to share my recipe for Ham and Hard Boiled Egg[…] Continue reading

easter leftover bahn mis

Easter Leftovers – Banh Mi Sandwiches

Yea. You read that title correctly. So what’s the connection between Easter leftovers and Bahn Mi sandwiches? Ham and hard boiled eggs, my friends! Because, let’s be honest. Raise your hand if, like me, you have Easter leftovers in your[…] Continue reading