Big Island Candies Coconut Manju

So although this might offend a lot of people that have given me the wonderful, thoughtful gift that is manju, I have to just come out and say it already.

I don’t like manju.

I guess it might be the fact that I just barely tolerate azuki beans. Then there’s the not quite tasty and flaky crust that sends crumbs flying in 10 different directions upon the first

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Review: Rosalind Creasy’s Recipes from the Garden Part 1

Recipes From The GardenThis is Part 1 of my review series on Rosalind Creasy’s Recipes from the Garden, which covers a basic read-through of the cookbook, difficulty level and the quantity 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. First, on to the details!

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Review: The Japanese Grill, Part 3

The Japanese Grill

This is Part 3 of my review series on The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables, which continues my cooking trials with the recipes in the book. Unfortunately, this will be my last attempt at cooking from this book.

In Part 1, I reviewed the general details of the book. For Part 2, tried out two more recipes and invited some guests over for dinner. I chose to try the Salmon with Shiso Pesto and the Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic.

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Chocolate Cheerios Review

Chocolate CheeriosA couple months back, Costco’s coupon book included a coupon for Chocolate Cheerios and while I am constantly falling into the trap of buying crappy boxes of cereal in disgustingly large amounts from my favorite wholesale warehouse, this sounded good enough to try. Plus, it’s chocolate, how bad could it be?

It took me a while to bust it out. For some reason, I felt like it was going to go the way of my box of Multi-Grain Cheerios,

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