Loaded Focaccia

Today in the kitchen we’re taking a trip to Italy! My loaded focaccia is cheesy, flavorful, and easy to make. With mozzarella, homemade pesto, olives, and tomatoes, this focaccia is a dream Italian lunch. I’ve spent a lot of time this past year virtually traveling through YouTube and blogs. I was reading old Europe posts…

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…

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…

I Created My Own California Inspired Resort at Home

It was a beautiful day today, one of those perfect Texas days that make you wonder if you woke up in California instead: high of 74, low of 57 with a blue sky and a light breeze. I imagine I’m not the only person who’s been unbelievably stressed lately so I decided to pretend that…

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…

Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats

Missing Disneyland? Want to add Disney magic to your day? You’ve come to the right place to take a mini culinary vacation to the park! These are hands down the most delicious Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats you will ever have. I wish I had taken a photo of the inside so you can see…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Quite possibly my favorite thing in the world is a deep, dark chocolate chocolate chip muffin. I always treat myself to one on vacation, which is why this recipe is part of my Vacation at Home series. There’s just something about a rich muffin with melty chocolate chips that makes any day instantly special. One…