I had a long list of things I wanted to post today.  White Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies, Hawaiian Style Short Ribs, Huli Huli Chicken, Coconut Ice Cream…Can you tell where my mind is? I’ll help you out; it’s right here:

That was the sunrise this morning. I’m playing hookie (like, from life- seriously you should all try it) this week and spending some time relaxing and playing with my husband and two of our best friends in one of our favorite places.

Seeing beautiful things everywhere

And we’re eating lots and lots of food, like one should on vacation.  I loved this dragon fruit.

This was seriously one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had.  Thin crust whole wheat crust, macadamia nut basil pesto, kalua pork, fresh pineapple and Hawaiian bbq sauce drizzle.  I totally have to recreate this one (and this one from last year; still haven’t done that!).  First I need a giant outdoor pit and a whole pig.  We’ll work on that.

In honor of Halloween, I must post this picture from under the candy corn tree.  Didn’t you all know candy corn grew on trees??  I’m sure someone can tell me what this actually is, but when I saw it I immediately yelled “Candy Corn!”

Now, as you can see I didn’t get around to making any of my good tropical ideas. I was too busy getting my life organized enough for me to forget about it all for a week (Why does it always take so much more time to prepare to leave, than to actually leave?)  So instead I’m giving you a quick and easy fall-ish dessert that I already had photographed and written up a few weeks ago. But I’m guessing no one will argue with that, right??



Enjoy that, and thanks in advance for being patient this week while both Kate and I are traveling.  We’ll be slow to answer emails and comments, but we’ll get to them as soon as we can.  And we’ll announce giveaway winners when we’re back as well, so make sure you enter the ones going on at The Scoop right now!



  1. Seriously? Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t wait to make these little treats. They look so delicious. Thanks for the fun recipe!

  2. This looks AMAZING! Will definitely be trying it. And I want to just through my screen to eat that pizza.

  3. Kauai is the best place on earth! I think we took that exact same picture (second one down) on our honeymoon – I swear we were standing in the same place! I love that place so much and can’t wait to go back! I’d love some Hawaiian inspired recipes, especially with the dreary weather coming up! Just no Spam please!

  4. Those look so yummy! and I don’t even like pumpkin! but I’d probably inhale it anyway… Btw, those (the giant candy corn) kind of look like pieces of hala fruit, but I can’t tell the scale of the picture.

  5. Great pictures! The views are spectacular! Perfect for your recipe. This looks tasty and sweet perfect for my sweet tooth. I can’t wait to whip up my own batch of these.

  6. I would LOVE more Hawaiian recipes! I moved to Hawaii a little over a year ago and have tried to copy all those yummy flavors without a ton of luck. So, please, share the secrets! 🙂 I did make a guava cheesecake that turned out really good though. And I used your fruit leather post (thank you!) to make guava fruit rolls. Delicious! You can’t beat all the fresh fruit here!

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