Haupia Pancakes

I know this is high praise, but this might be the best breakfast dish I’ve ever come up with. I had leftover Haupia (get my four-ingredient Haupia recipe here), Hawaiian coconut pudding, and decided to add some to my favorite buttermilk pancakes with toasted coconut for brunch with my mom and we agreed: most epic…

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on this bright Hawaiian Christmas Day I have a special place in my heart for Hawaii. My family went on vacation to Maui when I was ten and I was forever changed by the food and culture. I went from a fairly picky eater to a girl ordering…

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Hawaii’s twist on gravlax You guys know how much I adore gravlax. I make Norwegian Gravlax all the time! (Recipe here.) When I read that lomi lomi salmon is Hawaii’s version of gravlax and a popular Christmas dish in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to try it. I did a ton of research on lomi lomi…

Kalua Pork

Who doesn’t love a hands-off dinner? I wanted a traditional Hawaiian main course for my Hawaiian Christmas dinner (read about it here). Kalua Pork is a popular Christmas and Luau dish, traditionally rubbed with Hawaiian sea salt and cooked in a pit oven in the ground. We are recreating the smoky flavor of the pit…

Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

With just four ingredients, you can have a taste of Hawaii! Aloha, Rosies! This is such a fun recipe; it’s fun to make and fun to eat. Hell, it’s even fun to say! Haupia (pronounced how-pee-ah) is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that’s served at luaus, Christmas dinner, and many other occasions. It’s a delicious coconut…

Plantain Chips

Craving a culinary vacation? In twenty minutes you can be eating homemade plantain chips to transport your tastebuds to the Caribbean! I was feeling a little blue that my 2020 Caribbean trip was cancelled, so I decided to have a little vacation at home with plantain chips and guacamole by the pool, inspired by my…

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sauce

If I may say, I make the best coconut shrimp. That’s why I named the official recipe The Best Coconut Shrimp! Here I’ve added a delicious mango sauce, chunks of pineapple, avocado slices, and white rice for a ten minute dinner that feels like an instant vacation! My mom and I could not have loved this…

Salmon Pineapple Poke

My salmon pineapple poke has thinly sliced crunchy cucumber, pineapple chunks, sesame seeds, chives, sushi-grade fresh salmon, a delicious sauce, and pineapple rice. Yum! The best part? It takes mere minutes to throw together. I adore poke, especially in the summertime when I don’t want to turn on the oven. People are intimidated to make…

Macadamia Nut Bacon

Meet your new favorite bacon Rose Table reader (and personal friend!) Suellen traveled to Hawaii a year or so ago and emailed me a photo of her breakfast bacon asking me to recreate it because it was the best bacon she’d ever had. A year later, I’ve finally tried my hand at it and the…