Hi there! Welcome to these pages and do pull up a chair! I am the live person behind your computer screen, writing and sharing from my seat at the table here in southern Missouri. Recently retired from a 26-year career as a teacher, I am finding myself busier than ever, this kitchen notebook being my most recent adventure. The bulk of my teaching career occurred on the Island of Maui, the most beautiful of the Hawaiian islands. My 30 years as an island girl influenced my outlook on Life 101 as well as changed the way I cook, and you can expect to find here a blend of Country Southern and Local-Style recipes for Hawaiian food. It is my hope that you will soon feel at home in my kitchen and that the site will prove useful to you. Hele Mai, come in, howdy y’all!