Why I’m cooking my way through “Merriman’s Hawaii”.

I plan to spend 2016 cooking my way through “Merriman’s Hawaii”. Every recipe in the book; 75 in all, by using as many locally available ingredients as possible. I hope you become as inspired by Peter Merriman’s innovative recipes as I am.

Mandarin Superfoods Salad

This salad is as delicious as it is SUPER good for you! With a healthful list of ingredients, including succulent Mandarin Oranges, you’ll feel absolutely amazing AND totally satisfied after feasting on this treat.

English Tea Sandwiches (recipe)

These little finger sandwiches pack a BIG punch of flavor! Get creative and fill them with some of your own favorite ingredients! Here are a couple of my favorites. PS: These babies go GREAT with our Champagne Sangria. Give it a try! Click here for the recipe. Enjoy!

Caprese Kabobs (recipe)

These easily grab-able, perfectly delectable, and CARB-FREE treats will go like hotcakes at your summer party. Enjoy!  

Meal Prep! 6 Healthy Dinner Recipes!

These six dinners are healthy AND delicious! And best of all, you can make them in advance and have your meals done for the week, leaving yourself one cheat day…hehe! We ALL deserve a cheat day! In all honesty, these recipes will make you feel like you’re cheating every day…but the fact of the matter…

13 Helpful Kitchen Tips. # 13 is my favorite!

I could write a book (or two) about how we are all busy, and we all want to be healthier, eat better, and become more organized. But we are all aware that time is what we need the most, so I’m just going to cut to the chase. Here are some AWESOME tips to make your…

Conserving Water in the Kitchen

CONSERVING WATER IN THE KITCHEN Polkadot Dinners is making a concerted effort to reduce our water usage. There are so many ways to cut back on wasteful water practices. Here are just a few, VERY SIMPLE things we can all do to help preserve our most precious resource:   Stop pouring out unused coffee! Do…