Butter Yaki Recipe

One thing that I learned about Hawaii when I moved from the Big Island to Oahu for college is that despite living in the same state and having the same obsession with SPAM, there’s still quite a lot of foods that you can go your entire life without eating, even though its in your ethnic food group.

Butter yaki is a perfect example.

Before I met my husband, met his parents, and ate his mother’s cooking, I’d never even heard of Butter Yaki.

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Review: The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Part 1

The Pioneer Woman CooksThis is Part 1 of my review series on The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, which covers a basic read-through, difficulty level of recipes, familiarity of ingredients, and overall production quality.

I will start cooking from the book in Part 2. If I don’t do a Part 2, that means I don’t really use the book, which should give you an idea on its functionality. Eventually, I’ll post The Verdict, letting you know my overall opinion of things.

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How to Dice an Onion

You might think that telling someone how to dice an onion is a ridiculous article to have, since you can simply take a knife and hack an onion to pieces and viola! You have diced onion.

However, as many of you noob onion dicers probably know, if you cut it the wrong way, you end up doing a heck of a lot more chopping than you would like to be doing. I have always had a hard time remembering which way I’m supposed to cut the dang thing to avoid ending up with tons of C-shaped onion.

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Opening a Pomegranate Under Water

I’ve eaten pomegranates all my life and until this year, when I’m approaching 32 years old, I had never tried opening a pomegranate under water. I’ve always just plucked them as I eat them, ending up with brown and yellow fingertips.

DEATHLY AFRAID of popping any of them due to the terrible dark red staining factor of the juice, it took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to eat one. If I bought it at Costco, it took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R x5 because apparently POM Wonderful plucks all the monstrously

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