Maui Food

Hey Loves! F & J here!

One of our most viewed and liked post was our Kaui Food post, which you can check out here, so we knew we had to put together a Maui Food post this trip, more specifically the Kaanapali area! We aren’t the most adventurous eaters, but we made a promise to ourselves that we will branch out and try new foods while on vacation. This trip in particular we found ourselves trying, and loving, a bunch of new things!

This post contains things we loved, and few things we would pass on, but we wanted to provide an honest review of the places we ate.

LahainaLunaLahaina Luna Cafe- Taste ☆☆☆- Cost $$ –This place is cute, has a good location, and has good food. We wouldn’t go as far to say it’s crazy amazing and a can’t miss, but the food is tasty. We tried the Korean Beef Tacos and shared a platter of Garlic Fries. The fries were topped with furikake, a Japanese spice blend containing seaweed, and a delicious garlic sauce. The cost was on the lower end compared to other restaurants in the area. We would definitely go back.Hula GrillHula Grill Barefoot Bar- Taste ☆☆☆- Cost $$$- The Hula Grill is located in Whalers Village, so a perfect place to stop by for a quick bite while shopping. The food was very average, not the biggest selection, and very expensive. BUT the view of the ocean is absolutely gorgeous, and makes the mediocre food worth the cost! We were seated outside under umbrellas, with our toes in the sand facing the sparkling water. Truly tropical. We would go back for the view alone. Maui BrewingMaui Brewing Co- Taste ☆☆ – Cost $$$-  The Maui Brewing Co has an amazing atmosphere, and an unbelievable amount of brews made in the restaurant, on tap. We both regret not trying something different, because we really did not enjoy the burger. But we can say they have hands down the best french fries that we tried in all of Maui! If you are big beer or IPA fan, then definitely add this place to your itinerary.Ululani Shave IceUlulani’s Gourmet Hawaiian Shave Ice- Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ – Cost $ – Oh my goodness! This place was one of our favorite finds on the island. What is better than shave ice on a hot day in Hawaii, we are pretty sure nothing. There is a great array of flavors to choose from, ranging from just about any fruit to coffee and green tea. The ice is smooth, similar to eating snow, and you can even add ice cream to the bottom for an extra treat. This place is a must go for everyone!MonkeyPodMonkeyPod- Taste ☆☆☆☆☆– Cost $$$- This place is a MUST. Located in Whalers village, this restaurant was hands down our favorite place to eat the whole trip! The view of the ocean was a nice addition, but the mushroom and truffle oil pizza alone would have brought us back. Their fries paired nicely with Garlic Aioli and had us drooling for more. Even though it was a tad on the expensive side, we found ourselves going back for lunch a second time before leaving Maui! MonkeyPod is absolutely delicious, our mouths are watering just thinking about.Fruit TruckFruit Truck (on the side of road)- Taste ☆☆☆ Cost $$- We don’t know the name of this adorable fruit truck attached to a fruit stand on the side of the road, but we had to stop. Its located on the drive from the Kahului to Kaanapali. We got ourselves a sweet pineapple, and a smoothie which consisted of coconut water, coconut meat, and cane sugar. Super refreshing.Ono GelatoOno Gelato-Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ Cost $- Our favorite gelato place on the island, with adorable decor. Our favorite flavor was Sandy Beach, which is peanut butter, coconut, and graham crackers. They also have the most amazing coconut peanut butter which you can pick up as a gift, or for yourself! Gelato seemed like a staple in Maui so we highly suggest this place!

We also sadly don’t have pictures, but we highly suggest eating at Dukes Beach House for lunch! They are definitely pricier but they have the most delicious Korean Beef Tacos in all of Maui, and if you have a sweet tooth we highly suggest a slice of Hula Pie!

We hope that you eat your way through Maui, and find as many delicious places as we did! Comment below if you have a must go place that you know about in Maui!

Happy Eating!

Love,

F & J

Samoa Caramel Apples

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Here we are again with another recipe. This time we watched a Delish video that someone shared on Facebook and we just had to try!

First, we knew it probably wasn’t as easy to do as the quick little video made it seem and we did have to try a couple things a few times but we’ve got it! And hopefully we can warn you from making the same mistakes!

We needed to make a quick trip to the grocery store for this one but it’s a pretty simple list. You need caramel sauce (we chose to melt caramels instead of buying a prepackaged sauce), chocolate chips, shredded coconut (which we bought in bulk so we only got what we needed!) and some green apples.  86295a99-980a-4b97-8f62-748b109bd57c

We cut the apple into slices so they would lay down flat and cut the centers out in a circle. (We got creative and used our tablespoon measurer to cut our circles out!) Then we put some of our caramels into a microwavable bowl with a tablespoon of water and put it in the microwave. (Keep checking on them ever 15/20 seconds, we burned our first batch because we just put it in the microwave for the whole 2 and a half minutes like the back of the bag said!) When the caramel was melted we poured in our coconut and mixed it. Then we took a spoon to put it on the apple slices.

Then we melted our chocolate chips in the microwave as well. The Delish video says to put butter in with it but we found it made our chocolate not smooth and therefore we were unable to use it. We had much more success when we just melted the chocolate chips by themselves. Once again you need to keep checking on them ever 15/20 after the first 30 seconds so you don’t burn them!

Then take a spoon and drizzle the chocolate on top and enjoy!

These were extremely tasty and we scream fall! We will definitely make them again! Let us know below if you give them a try and love them too!

Love,

F & J

Easy Caramel Snickerdoodles

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Hey Loves! F & J here!

Fall is definitely here  and with the colder weather outside and the rain we are finding ourselves inside more during the day. One of the things we have been doing more of to keep ourselves busy is baking! We found this super simple recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.

All you need is a container of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, some caramels (we used the Kraft ones that people use for making caramel apples) and some cinnamon and sugar.

We mixed the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and set it aside for later. Then popped open the crescent rolls and started ripping pieces off to wrap around the caramels. Once we finished rolling the dough into balls, with the caramels in the middle, we rolled them in the cinnamon and sugar mix.

Then all you need to do is bake them at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes! Super easy and super quick!

Personally, they were not our favorite cookies but they were definitely a hit with everybody else! Someone said they were heavenly and they were all eaten! If by chance they manage to last long enough to cool off, just pop them in the microwave for a little to heat them up before eating them!

If you have any favorite recipes we should try please let us know in the comments below!

Love,

F & J

 

Kauai Food

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We had the chance to try a lot of different foods in Kauai. Though we mostly lived off of fresh local fruit. Lychee and Longon Berries anybody?? We tried all the “local specials”, yes that does mean we even tried Loco Moco! Loco Moco is a local dish that has beef, rice, egg, and some sort of sauce. Which let us tell you is quite adventurous for us, we do admit to being extremely picky eaters.

If you are going to Kauai we suggest trying out Duane’s Ono Char Burgers, Paco’s Tacos, Wishing Well Shaved Ice, Tiki Iniki, and Pizzetta just to name a few places. We even got the opportunity to walk to St. Regis Princeville and enjoyed breakfast on the terrace that overlooked the ocean.

Don’t be afraid to try the food trucks since there is an abundance of them and they offer variety.

Also, shout out to Kauai Juice Co. which had delicious fresh kombucha our personal favorite was strawberry guava!

Now that we are back home we would really do anything for a kombucha and a shaved ice by the beach! If you have any other Kauai favorites that we missed comment below!

Love,

F & J

Waterfront Creamery

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We got the opportunity to attend a social media party for bloggers at The Waterfront Creamery in Seattle. It’s located in the ferry terminal right on the water. The inside of the shop is so cute and it has the best view of Seattle. You can see the ferris wheel and the waterfront while getting your ice cream.

This insta-worthy shop offers delicious local ice cream from Snoqualmie Ice Cream and they also have partnered with Alexandra’s Macarons for even more yummy treats including ice cream macaron sandwiches. How could you go wrong?!

If you are from Seattle or visiting Seattle we highly recommend checking these guys out! They are a short walk from so many tourist hotspots. The staff is incredibly friendly and personable, and they don’t even care if you want to try every flavor before deciding which one to go for! Whoops 😉 Also toppings are free!

Let us know below if you plan on checking Waterfront Creamery out! And tag us on your super adorable insta posts!

Love,

F & J

Churro Cake

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F’s little sister recently turned 11. She really loves churros and so we made a churro cake we found off Pinterest. It was recipe for cupcakes but we decided to make it a two layered cake instead!

It was super easy, and we have to improvise a little when we realized we didn’t have some ingredients. We topped the cake with a cinnamon and sugar mix and churros.
The churro cake was absolutely delicious! We will definitely make it again!

Happy Baking!

Love,

F & J

Tanya Burr Inspired Naked Cake

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Some of you guys might know how much we love to bake! We have totally been crushing on the beauty of a perfect naked cake. We decided to make one of our own. We used Tanya Burrs’ recipe  for a white chocolate raspberry cake, that we decided to twist a bit to work with the ingredients we had. We struggled a little to convert the recipe to work with our American tools since the UK uses a different measuring system.

The cake ended up delicious but it was bit crumbly, we truly believe it was because we messed up conversions. The frosting was delicious but really sweet so we decided to only use half a batch for the cake. We did our best to make the cake look as pretty as possible even though it was falling apart.

All that aside it was most definitely delicious and everyone who had a slice wanted more! We definitely thought it was going to be a fail but it ended up being pretty successful and something that we would make again. Thank you Tanya Burr!

Love,

F & J