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  “Nuts N Bolts” or “Doo Dads” are a favorite family holiday snack. I start making the mix mid November and put in the freezer before adding the liquid ingredients.  Each bowl is labeled for a particular family member. This solves the problem of one not wanting salt, one not liking nuts, or one wanting extra […]

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  Love new cocktails? If your  favorite is tequila, try this popular tequila cocktail recipe created by my friend, David Ravandi, to showcase his organic 1 2 3 Tequila (Uno Dos Tres Tequila). “My name is Ramon“or, what we sometimes refer to as the “Moo Tail,” is the name of this top cocktail recipe and is sure to […]

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Lemon Chiffon Pie is a light, refreshing dessert. Substituting graham cracker crust for regular pie crust makes this a light, delicious way to finish a meal. For a lime version, substitute lime juice and peel for the lemon juice and peel. For orange, substitute orange juice and peel for the water, lemon juice and peel. […]

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Fresh strawberries, shortcake biscuits and whipped cream. Three ingredients. What could be simpler? Try my “secret” twist, just before serving. It’s been passed down through generations in my family. Combine with Deb’s homemade shortcake recipe from her fabulous blog, Smitten Kitchen.  Now you have a perfect dessert. Before sharing my foolproof tip, you must promise not […]

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I’ve never quite understood the appeal of the traditional shrimp cooktail. I mean, what could be less interesting than cold boiled shrimp dipped in a lackluster mixture of ketchup and prepared horseradish. Here’s a shrimp cocktail with gumption, featuring chile-rubbed, grill-seared shrimp served over a colorful, chunky salsa of avocado and sweet corn. You can […]

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Grilled Halibut and Mango & Tomato Citrus Salsa is a healthy, quick recipe for an easy dinner. This is especially good with vine ripened tomatoes during the summer. SERVES:  4 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 lbs fresh halibut Garlic infused olive oil or just plain olive oil DIRECTIONS The halibut can be brushed with extra virgin olive […]

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Grilled shrimp, sliced mango, hearts of palm, a bit of herb oil and cilantro lime sauce are combined for a great taste sensation. Chef Nick at Four Seasons Hualalai serves the shrimp lettuce wrap at the Beach Tree Restaurant or poolside.   INGREDIENTS 9 halves Grilled Shrimp (large) 3 Leaves Butter Lettuce 2 oz. Julienned […]

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  The Four Season Resort’s Chef James is sharing one of his personal favorite recipes. This isn’t on the menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, but this Thai Beef Salad recipe knocks it out of the ballpark. Serve it as an appetizer or a main course. Don’t be put off because you haven’t seen some of […]

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Grapefruit and oranges, with fresh herbs and lemon juice, make this a perfect accompaniment for any kind of lightly grilled fish seasoned with a bit of garlic infused olive oil. Perfect anytime of year, this is a great summer combination. You’ll love this recipe for Grapefruit Citrus Salsa!   SERVES: 4   INGREDIENTS 2   […]

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Fresh, wild grilled salmon with citrus salsa verde on the barbecue is the perfect summer meal, especially caught by our dinner guests of honor. Of course, nothing beats any kind of seafood grilled by my friend, Fred. He is the master of the barbecue. Combine the salmon with great friends, and it’s the perfect recipe […]

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