Aloha Rise & Grind

Life is a journey. Enjoy the scenery.

Which do you prefer? New England Clam Chowder or the San Francisco version? The first time I was introduced to clam chowder was by way of Progresso Soup. It’s watered down, tastes like the can it comes from and the clams are uber chewy. Definitely not the best first impression. This brings me to a …

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This week I decided to use ingredients that were readily available in my pantry and freezer. What better soup to make than the Chicken Tortilla Soup! Most soup bases require either chicken or beef stock, so when I’m out of chicken stock, I usually have chicken bouillon cubes at the ready. They also pack in …

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

You guys, Fall is literally around the corner and it begins the day after my birthday! I’m not thrilled about celebrating my birthday, but I am anxious for some cooler weather. If you’re a Floridian like myself, it’s hard to tell when our eternal summer is going to end. In other states there are tell …

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I can’t believe we are headed into another weekend. My days blend together. Kylie has me up a couple times a night, but for the most part, she’s a good sleeper, as good as a two-month-old could be. On the downside, Brooklyn came down with a cold and it’s making its way through the family. …

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zuppa toscana

I would normally have a picture displaying my recent soup venture, but I’ll have to add it in at a later date. Let’s just say that this soup was in heavy rotation for months. Yes, it was that good, but I’ve had to take it out due to it’s frequent visits on the dinner table. …

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Today marks the night before the first day of school. My husband and I both thought we would never see the day when our kids would be going back to school, but here we are and no further school announcements postponing it to a later date have been made. I briefly thought about making a …

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Staying at home with the family during this time of this global pandemic, continues to force me to step out of my comfort zone and into the realm of comfort foods. When it comes to dinner time, the favorites and regular staples are getting old i.e., spaghetti with meat sauce, tacos, baked chicken, and barbecued …

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