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Garlic Chili Edamame

Garlic Chili Edamame

A friend in Hawaii owned a restaurant with her husband that served these wonderfully garlicky and spicy edamame. It was my first introduction to this unique little bean, but my first taste made me a die-hard fan. A lot of people like them plain, but […]

Party Bean Dip

Party Bean Dip

Gather around the table, the back porch, or the football game and dig into this perfect-for-parties Bean Dip! Quick and easy to make and full of flavor…. So whip it up and pile it on your favorite chips, crackers, veggies, burritos, tacos… really, anything begging […]

Creamy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

Creamy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

We have the privilege of living next-door to my parents for half of the year, so my three younger boys have grown up knowing their “Papa” well. As I was running around the kitchen the other day, out of the blue my 8 year old […]

Beef and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Soup

Beef and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Soup

I know there are a lot of evil Step-Mother stories out there. This is not one of them. When I was still in my teens, my beloved mother passed away.  Needless to say, my family and I were devastated at our great loss.  My father […]

Vanilla Cream Breakfast Bowls

Vanilla Cream Breakfast Bowls

As Newlyweds, 25 years ago (!) my husband and I journeyed from our home in Hawaii to visit my dear sister and her family in Southern California. For breakfast in the morning she served us this amazing vanilla cream. She layered this wonderful, sweet, full […]

Hello world!

Hi… and welcome to our little corner of the internet.  We have a lot of lofty goals and ideas with this site and we hope you will come along for the ride…. It may be a slow ride.  You know, like a Sunday drive where […]