Guava Chiffon Cake

Hawaiian Guava Chiffon Cake History and Recipe

The Guava Chiffon Cake can be called a fusion dessert that combines the classic California Chiffon Cake with the Hawaiian Island’s favorite fruit of guava.  Guava Chiffon Cake is a … Continued

Hurricane Popcorn

Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn Recipe

Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn Recipe and History Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn, also known as Nori Popcorn, is a popular and addictive snack from Hawaii.  The main ingredients are popcorn, melted butter, Nori (dry … Continued

Kalua Pork

Hawaiian Kalua Pork History and Recipe

Hawaiian Kalua Pork Recipe – Kalua Pig Recipe Smoker and Slow Cooker Instructions   I must confess, when I used to hear people refer to cooking Kalua Pork or Kalua … Continued

Hawaiian Lau Lau Pork

Hawaiian Lau Lau Pork History and Recipe

Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions   Hawaiian Lau Lau Pork is to islanders what barbecue is to Southerners. Hawaiians consider Lau Lau their soul food that effects … Continued

Hawaiian Saimin

Hawaiian Saimin History and Recipe

The favorite local fast food of the Hawaiian islands (also considered the national dish of Hawaii) is Saimin, an inexpensive noodle and broth soup.  It is considered the supreme comfort … Continued

Shave Ice Truck

Hawaiian Shave Ice History

Shave ice can be found everywhere in the Hawaiian Island – in coffee shops, mom and pop stores, shave ice stands, lunch wagons, crack seed stores, and especially at any … Continued

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken Recipe

Grilling – Slow Cooker – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions In the summertime, I like to make Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken by marinating the chicken in the Shoyu sauce all day … Continued

Spam Musubi

Hawaiian Spam History – Spam Musubi Recipe

A favorite Hawaiian way to eat Spam is in the form of a musubi (pronounced moo-soo-bee, with no accent).  It is a fried slice of spam on rice pressed together … Continued

History and Legends of Chili

  The only thing certain about the origins of chili is that it did not originate in Mexico. Charles Ramsdell, a writer from San Antonio in an article called San … Continued

History and Legends of Cobblers

  Cobbler – Crisps – Crumble – Brown Betty – Buckle – Grunts – Slumps – Bird’s Nest Pudding – Sonker – Pandowdy Cobblers have been and are still called … Continued

Hamburger

History and Legends of Hamburgers

There is a dispute about who actually made the first hamburger and bun in America.  Have you ever wondered where the first hamburger on a bun came from?  Which story … Continued

History and Legends of Hot Dogs

Also called frankfurters, frank, weenie, wienie, wiener, dog, and red hot.  A hot dog is a cooked sausage that consists of a combination of beef and pork or all beef, … Continued

Baked Alaska

History of Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska History Baked Alaska is also known as omelette la norvienne, Norwegian omelette, omelette surprise, omelette norvegienne, and glace au four. Baked Alaska is ice cream encased in some … Continued

Cake History

History of Cakes

History of Cakes     Cakes are made from various combinations of refined flour, some form of shortening, sweetening, eggs, milk, leavening agent, and flavoring.  There are literally thousands of … Continued

Clam Chowder

History of Chowder

What is traditional chowder? The true or traditional chowder is a matter of debate.  There are numerous varieties, and each has its loyal following.  Just bring up the subject of … Continued