Cooking & Entertaining

Owl Theme Party: Have a Hoot!

April 29, 2013    |    By +
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I love a good theme party. There’s nothing more exciting than a celebration filled with people you love, great decor, fun gifts and some yummy cake, all of which coordinates to make one amazing theme. While searching for the latest and greatest in trendy kid birthday events, I couldn’t help but squeak with excitement as I... Read more »

Impress Guests with these Sweet Treats

April 5, 2013    |    By +
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As we all know, anytime someone invites you to a party at their house no matter how much food they lay out, there’s always something missing… and that is bite-size desserts! Wine is a gift you can never go wrong with when you go to a party but to give something that not only... Read more »

7 Foods That Won’t Stick Around!

March 27, 2013    |    By +
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Here’s the scenario, you go to a party and you want to make sure there is nothing left on the plate of food you brought over. There are ways to make sure the foods you travel with stay fresh and finger licking good! When you are traveling with a dish, you have to think... Read more »

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

March 15, 2013    |    By +
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This weekend we will be raising our glasses high and toasting green cocktail concoctions to go along with our “Irish” attitudes; because let’s face it, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone has a little Irish in them! We’ve listed out our favorite St. Patty’s Day inspired cocktails that would be perfect for any festivities you... Read more »

RECIPE: Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Hearts

February 5, 2013    |    By +
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This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a scrumptious whoopie pie recipe that will please any Valentine! Of course, if you don’t want to bake you can always buy delicious chocolates in unique flavors like the Organic Spicy Aztec Valentine Chocolate Bar or for something more traditional try the Godiva Dark Chocolate Truffle Heart Biscuit Gift... Read more »

Gourmet Super Bowl Party Recipe!

February 3, 2013    |    By +
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When it comes to thinking about what to serve during a Super Bowl event, what usually ends up in most gamers’ bellies are pre-ordered buffalo wings, pizza, beer and nachos. Don’t get me wrong, I love all these options, but, this year I decided I was going to break with bland bar food tradition... Read more »

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Warm Winter Turkey Soup

January 30, 2013    |    By +
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With new year’s resolutions still fresh in our minds, most of us want to eat light to shed that holiday weight while still enjoying eating. My soups are always ‘stick to your ribs’ good without actually ‘sticking to your ribs’. Soups are the best way for me to watch what I eat without starving.... Read more »

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Homegating How To: Holly Robinson Peete

January 28, 2013    |    By +
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Aside from the lucky few who scored tickets to the big game in New Orleans, most will be enjoying this year’s Super Bowl with friends in front of the TV. So how do we make the most of game day at home? For some help, we’ve enlisted the talents of Holly Robinson Peete. You... Read more »

What’s In? Mason Is In!

January 23, 2013    |    By +
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The Gifts: Aladdin’s Spring 2013 Drinkware Line Up (available in stores April/May) The Scoop: Aladdin recently showcased some of the Spring 2013 products. The “Americana” trend is white hot and these beverage holders are kinda like the “comfort food” of drinkware. Here are two must-haves: The Original Insulated Mason Tumbler has such a retro,... Read more »

Luxe Gifts for the Over-the-Top Hostess

January 16, 2013    |    By +
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We all have those people in our lives who have it all and love to share it at their fabulous and frequent parties. But, what is an appropriate hostess gift for these oh so over the top domestic divas? Do they really need a gift? Well they don’t need anything, but you can still... Read more »

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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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