Monday, May 30, 2005

Ono CupCakes!


1. Preheat oven to 350� Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.

2. Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.

3. Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

4. Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then spread with Easy White Icing using a table knife or small offset spatula. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Voila! If you don't like cupcakes then make them for your kids... you know that children
love cupcakes! I know because my kids like them!
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This was a special thanks to me by my husband for his precious time on this recipe and to show his appreciation for my support while he was trying new things such as cooking. This is simple to prepare recipe of his Hawaiian culture so here is recipe to let you try this and maybe this one will become your favorite. I hope so and my children love it because this dessert is made from their father's secret ingredient: LOVE. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 29, 2005


When my dad invited his haole (white) friend and he said, "Hey, pau hana let's go my house for grind. We got plenty ono pupu-poke, musubi, might even be some pipikaula and po'i in the fridge," don't hold your stomach (or cover your ears) in bewilderment. Pupu (hors d'oeuvres) and pipikaula (dried beef) are perfectly acceptable subjects in polite company, poke has nothing to do with sticks and musubi isn't a Japanese conglomerate. They're all tasty "grinds," the local term for food, or to eat." He introduced him to our local food and Hawaiian culture which he started to feel comfy. Also, he married his half Japanese and Hawaiian wife for her cooking. He was local by his heart and that was one of those moments I remembered as a nine years old. memories... Posted by Hello