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….what’s happening in the kitchen this week.

Betty’s Porcupine Balls

Betty’s Porcupine Balls

These porcupine balls smell great while they’er bubbling away on the stovetop and taste even better when you sit down to eat them. Serve them right out of the skillet on the table and you’re good to go. I love skillet meals, don’t you?

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Kansas City Steak Soup

Kansas City Steak Soup

 Aloha Dreams    Fabulous Recipes, Cooking for a Crowd, & Dream Home Design Sign-up for Fabulous Recipes! HOME STIR IT UP EXPLORE SAY YES! AHONUI PARTY Better than Plaza III Steak Soup Have you ever been to Kansas City and eaten at...

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Betsy’s Christmas Clam Chowder

Betsy’s Christmas Clam Chowder

Mom used to tell stories of her relatives from Maine having Oyster Stew for Christmas Eve. I like the idea of annual traditions, it helps tie generations together. I do not like the idea of oyster stew. This offers a nice compromise.

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Red Hot Rose Apples

Red Hot Rose Apples

These apple roses are fabulous! Every time I serve them, folks are wowed. And they have no idea how easy they are – until they ask for the recipe and try them. You’ll want to too!

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GJ’s Huli Huli Chicken

GJ’s Huli Huli Chicken

If it’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you’re in luck. And you gotta try this! He sets up on Thursdays at the Hawi Welcome Center parking lot in Waimea. If you’re downwind, they’re very easy to find!

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