April 2011

Scenes From Maui Part III

April 30, 2011

Le sigh.  I think I might have been a mermaid in another life. A mermaid in Maui to be exact. Again, le sigh.  Off to play in the snow instead!

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Beer Me Another Cake Pop

April 29, 2011

As if I haven’t eaten my bodyweight in cake pops enough lately I got this guy as a Friday treat today. Good thing Starbucks is not next door…

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What Makes a Perfect Morning

April 29, 2011

I am not the one who invented the chocolate-macadamia nut combination.  This much is true. But there’s nothing wrong – not. a. thing. – with improving upon something that’s already fabulous!  Since we’ve been going through Maui withdrawals for the past week or so I decided to make one of my favorite treats to go […]

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Sunrise at Haleakala

April 28, 2011

It’s funny:  when I graduated from college I started working for Starbucks which meant early mornings (i.e. waking up at 3am for a shift that started at 5am).  Then I was a personal trainer, which meant I could totally sleep in til a whopping 5am every day.  WHEE. Now I have a job that starts […]

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New Abbey Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April 28, 2011

You guys know my beer story, but I’ve got yet another for you to marvel at. Not too long ago Nate and I had the following conversation: Me: Hey babe!  Guess what?  You are going to love me! Nate:  I already do love you. Me:  Well duh.  But you’re going to love me more!  Guess […]

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Duke’s Beach House

April 27, 2011

There are so many incredible restaurants in Hawaii, and the best part is that all of them use as much locally-grown and raised food as possible.  Duke’s was one of those restaurants! I told you guys I was obsessed with Mai Tais!  So amazing…I love the sweetness from the juice and the sweet bitterness from […]

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Spicy Old Bay Croutons

April 27, 2011

As I’m typing this it’s almost 6 o’clock in the morning.  And yes, I am craving Old Bay. You see, there comes a time in every person’s life when they have to decide if they’re man or mouse.  Do you want the Old Bay or do you not want the Old Bay?  If you say […]

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Scenes from Maui II

April 26, 2011

Let’s just say that every evening before dinner was spent sipping wine on the balcony and watching people play in the water. It might also have been spent dreaming about how we could possibly move to Maui.  Just sayin’.

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Oreo Pudding Cake

April 26, 2011

When a recipe starts off with a picture like this, you know you’re in the right place. Can you believe that when I was younger I hated Oreos?  Neither can I.  There were so many random things I disliked, and for whatever reason I was hellbent, for the longest time, on never eating an Oreo. […]

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Leilani’s

April 25, 2011

When we went to Maui on our honeymoon we stayed in Ka’anapali at the Westin and ate at Leilani’s (virtually right next door) about 3 times – and every.single.time we ordered a Mai Tai, fish tacos, and Hula pie. This time when we went to Maui we didn’t stay at the Westin, but we knew […]

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