Crazy Good Chicken on Oahu | Maui Mike’s Review


Before we even pack our suitcases for a trip we usually already have much of our food plan decided for every single day that we’re gone.  Knowing that we planned to spend a day in the central/northern part of Oahu to visit the Dole Plantation, etc, I wanted to find a cool place that would…

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The Best Scone I’ve Ever Eaten at Diamond Head Market and Grill


Coming up with a game plan for where we want to eat when we travel is where we focus much of our planning efforts.  While it’s fun to visit some of the more popular and touristy places, I like to dig a little bit deeper and find the smaller establishments that maybe only the locals or savvy…

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Breakfast in Honolulu | Heavenly Island Lifestyle Restaurant


When doing research for the Shoreline Hotel where we stayed in Waikiki I learned about this small, cute, and relatively new restaurant attached to the same building.  Heavenly Island Lifestyle is focused on serving meals made with fresh, local, organic ingredients.  We had some loose plans to fit a visit to Heavenly in our trip and after finding a…

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Duke’s Waikiki Review and Photo Tour


I’m so excited to share our lunch at Duke’s Waikiki with all of you!  Duke’s is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.  The restaurant is steeped in the life of Duke Kahanamoku, known as Hawaii’s most famous citizen and the father of international surfing.  Taking a walk around the restaurant you can catch a…

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Healthy 4th of July Snack Mix


It’s almost the 4th of July and you know what that means – sunshine, sizzling grills, frosty drinks, cold pools, fun friends, and delicious snacks!  Here’s an idea for a fun snack mix using patriotic-colored snacks and candies that’ll be a festive addition to your holiday cookouts. You’ll need 3 ingredients – a bag of…

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Lighter Chicken Penne Alla Vodka


Pronto by Barilla is a brand new kind of pasta that helps you make “one pot” pasta dishes without having to wait for the water to boil before adding the pasta.  You can either use water to cook the pasta (no draining required) or cook it directly in whatever sauce you are preparing.  There are five different…

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Classic M&M Cookie Bars


I made a batch of simple and classic M&M cookie bars for Matt’s birthday to go along with some homemade birthday cake ice cream.  I find myself preferring to make cookie bars over regular cookies.  It’s just so much easier to get a thicker cookie without having to worry about them spreading out too much…

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Crock Pot Lemon Chicken, Green Beans, and Sweet Potatoes


A green vegetable, a lean protein, and a complex carbohydrate.  It doesn’t get much more balanced than that!  I made this incredibly easy dinner last week as an experiment and didn’t plan on blogging it at the time, but after it turned out so tasty I compiled the very few photos I snapped with my…

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