California States of Mind Adventure

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This week I’m taking you to California! I call it my California States of Mind trip, because you’ll experience a mixture of city living and adventures in nature during this 7 night/8 day vacation plan. You start in San Francisco … Read More

Braised Kansas City Pulled Pork

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In my quest to provide people with BBQ options, today, I’m using a Dutch oven to get that slow-cooked flavor. If you want a juicy, perfectly pulled pork, this one is for you! In this recipe, I’m going with somewhat … Read More

My Favorite Maui Restaurants

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Maui is magical. There’s no other way to explain the feeling I get whenever I’m there. There’s so many things to embrace. The people and the culture make the island someplace that is so powerfully memorable. One of the best … Read More

Pumpkin Waffles!!

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I cook with pumpkin year round, but the winter is when I really crave it. These pumpkin waffles are one of my failsafe recipes to enjoy this flavor. The caramel maple syrup and toasted pecans add a sweet crunch to … Read More

The Grand Hotel

It can’t be easy to name a hotel. I would imagine a lot of thought and pressure is involved, after all, the name will live on for decades, centuries. Back in 1887, a group of people absolutely nailed it. Ladies … Read More

My Creamy Mac & Cheese

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Mac and cheese is one of the best all time comfort foods. It takes me back to my childhood, and that magical blue box of cheesy goodness. I’ve tried several times to make my own at home, but it just … Read More

Italian Braised Short Ribs

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There’s something I absolutely love about braising a cut of meat. The smell that fills the house, it reminds me of my youth. And the flavor, it’s melt in your mouth wonderfulness. That taste that tells you “yeah this is … Read More