Haleakala Lava Cake

This chocolatey, flourless lava cake at Duke's Beach House in Maui is simply delectable.  We know....we devoured it!  Served warm with caramelized pineapple and créme anglaise sauce, technique and timing is Critical when it comes to eating it.  Timing maybe, but technique you question?   Yes!!  In order to get all of the ooey-gooey ingredients in every bite (an …

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Paying Homage to Parents and Teachers (Kudos to Those Who Are Both!)

  As back-to-school season ensues, I cannot help but reflect on the adults who are heroes of sorts in their own rights when it comes to looking after children.  Though not a parent myself, my job of more than two decades involves working with children and I have many a friend who are parents and/or …

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“Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs”

The Five Man Electrical Band is famous for the familiar tune, Signs.  Admittedly, I can't say that I know much about the lyrics themselves or their meaning, so I can't say if the song fits rightfully into this post or not, but certainly the quoted line in my title does. As we presently vacation on the …

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The World In a Hurry

"The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry." If you have ever watched Shawshank Redemption you'll recognize this quote from the elderly character, Brooks, who after being incarcerated for decades, finally gets released back into society realizing just how different the world has become.  Both my husband and I have watched this …

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