King's Hawaiian Blog King's Hawaiian delivers irresistible Hawaiian food made with Aloha Spirit. Try our Original Hawaiian Sweet Bread and Honey Wheat & Savory Butter Dinner Rolls en-us Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:09:01 GMT Sun, Oct 23rd 2016, 15:09 GMT CakePHP Apple Pie Bread Pudding Cozy, warm, delicious bread pudding piled high with a homemade apple pie filling and buttery streusel on top. Tue, Dec 8th 2015, 10:08 GMT Tue, Dec 8th 2015, 02:08 GMT Jalapeño Popper Turkey Burger Sliders Jalapeño Popper Turkey Burger Sliders take tailgating to the next level, featuring bacon-wrapped mini turkey burgers, grilled jalapeños, and a seasoned cream cheese spread on a soft and sweet King's Hawaiian roll. Tue, Sep 22nd 2015, 11:10 GMT Tue, Sep 22nd 2015, 04:10 GMT Game Day BBQ Dogs Set up a Homegating Hot Dog Bar Tue, Sep 1st 2015, 09:00 GMT Tue, Sep 1st 2015, 02:00 GMT Overnight French Toast It’s back to school time, and you know what that means… breakfast in a hurry!! Tue, Aug 18th 2015, 08:50 GMT Tue, Aug 18th 2015, 01:50 GMT Peaches & Cream Grilled Sammies High temps, pool time, and daily slushies during happy hour are in full effect here. It is most definitely SUMMER, and we are loving it! (eh, minus the high temps and humidity). Tue, Jul 7th 2015, 00:00 GMT Mon, Jul 6th 2015, 17:00 GMT Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan The best and easiest stuffing ever made right in the crockpot, making Thanksgiving prep just that much easier! Fri, Nov 21st 2014, 14:16 GMT Fri, Nov 21st 2014, 06:16 GMT Spooky Halloween S'mores These s’mores are made a bit spooky with red food dye & festive with with candy corn & pumpkins. They take just minutes to prepare & are great for all of your Halloween parties & festivities! Wed, Oct 15th 2014, 13:23 GMT Wed, Oct 15th 2014, 06:23 GMT Bison Sliders with Marsala Onions These bison sliders are so delicious even your youngest sports fan will dig right in. So the next time you’re providing the eats for game day, kick things up a notch with these flavorful and savory bison sliders! Mon, Sep 29th 2014, 17:49 GMT Mon, Sep 29th 2014, 10:49 GMT Baked Cream Cheese French Toast The easiest french toast ever with the most amazing cream cheese filling. Prep the night before and bake right before serving. Easy easy! Fri, Sep 19th 2014, 13:03 GMT Fri, Sep 19th 2014, 06:03 GMT Back to School Lunch Ideas It's that time of year again - kids are heading back to school - which means it's time to pack lunches again. We've developed a series of recipes we think your kids will be excited to eat in the lunchroom - no lunch swapping here! Thu, Aug 28th 2014, 08:51 GMT Thu, Aug 28th 2014, 01:51 GMT Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders If you are looking for a new twist on a sandwich for your brown bag lunch, this is it! Don’t just make lunch. Make Lunch Fun. Tue, Aug 26th 2014, 10:48 GMT Tue, Aug 26th 2014, 03:48 GMT Hot Ham and Cheese If you pack a lunch everyday this deluxe ham and cheese sandwich is for you. It’s delicious on the first day you make it and it’s also a sandwich that thrives as a reheat. No need to preserve any kind of exterior crunch here – this is meant to be a soft, Fri, Aug 15th 2014, 15:05 GMT Fri, Aug 15th 2014, 08:05 GMT Monte Cristo Roll Ups So I have a thing with Monte Cristo sandwiches and I “go pupule” over a good brunch, so when thinking about the perfect recipe for Spring brunch, I knew a Monte Cristo with a twist was the perfect choice! Tue, May 6th 2014, 10:18 GMT Tue, May 6th 2014, 03:18 GMT Easter Egg S'more Bites Looking for something quick, easy and fun for this weekend's Easter celebrations? Look no further than these Easter Egg S'mores! With endless possibilities for decorations, these are a hit with kids and require far less prep and clean up than dying eggs. Fri, Apr 18th 2014, 11:50 GMT Fri, Apr 18th 2014, 04:50 GMT Bruschetta Three Ways These days bruschetta takes on many styles, forms & functions- it goes way beyond classic tomato, garlic, basil & olive oil.Perfect for any party or occasion, these savory and sweet bruschetta recipes pair perfectly with fluffy King's Hawaiian rolls! Tue, Apr 8th 2014, 16:41 GMT Tue, Apr 8th 2014, 09:41 GMT Pepperoni Pizza King’s Hawaiian Bread For a twist on a classic, try Kristen's AMAZING gooey, cheesy Pepperoni Pizza bread made with King’s Hawaiian Bread! Perfect for a movie night at home, watching sports, rainy weekend or a casual get together with friends! Tue, Apr 1st 2014, 16:58 GMT Tue, Apr 1st 2014, 09:58 GMT Skinny Egg Salad Sliders Celebrate Spring and cut back on the calories with these healthy Greek yogurt egg salad sliders on sweet, fluffy KING'S HAWAIIAN rolls! Mon, Mar 31st 2014, 10:02 GMT Mon, Mar 31st 2014, 03:02 GMT It’s official: South by Southwest went pupule for King’s Hawaiian! Courtney shares her last nights in Austin at SXSW and all the fun the team had launching the new food truck. Wed, Mar 19th 2014, 10:36 GMT Wed, Mar 19th 2014, 03:36 GMT The Tastes of Austin Courtney has been exploring SXSW and all the amazing tastes of Austin. Check out her latest update from the SXSW festival! Tue, Mar 11th 2014, 17:39 GMT Tue, Mar 11th 2014, 10:39 GMT King’s Hawaiian on the Road! Our new King’s Hawaiian food truck is headed to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Come along for the ride! Tue, Mar 4th 2014, 13:05 GMT Tue, Mar 4th 2014, 05:05 GMT Entertaining for the Oscars We are coming up on the last big awards show for the season, so why not throw an Oscars viewing party? Award show entertaining doesn’t need to be complicated. Just create a few yummy drinks, have some easy, delicious snacks and an activity to keep ever Fri, Feb 28th 2014, 10:11 GMT Fri, Feb 28th 2014, 02:11 GMT S'more Star Bites Get ready to roll out the red carpet for this year's Academy Awards with a tasty treat that is sure to be a hit for movie fans of all ages- S'more Star Bites! Tue, Feb 25th 2014, 11:32 GMT Tue, Feb 25th 2014, 03:32 GMT Trio of Easy Valentine's Day Breakfasts Valentine’s Day is fast approaching but if your mornings are anything like mine, there usually isn’t time to make a big, special breakfast AND get to school on time. Here's three easy, yet delicious recipes to make for your family this Feb 14! Tue, Feb 11th 2014, 12:09 GMT Tue, Feb 11th 2014, 04:09 GMT Sweet Round Bread Baked Brie I love brie. I’m kind of obsessed with it. In fact, if I’m left alone to my own devices, I can polish off an entire wheel by myself. If there is baked brie at a party, watch out. I will hoard it and probably not share. Fri, Dec 27th 2013, 23:00 GMT Fri, Dec 27th 2013, 15:00 GMT Poi Muffins with Sweet Bread Streusel When it comes to holiday parties I always have a big dessert table. In our family, holiday eating is an all day affair so I like to have as many options as possible. Thu, Dec 26th 2013, 22:00 GMT Thu, Dec 26th 2013, 14:00 GMT Wrapping Gifts with Hawaiian Fabric: The Art of Furoshiki After you’ve gone out shopping and conquered the malls, sitting down and wrapping gifts can be a chore. A way to make gift wrapping more interesting and eco-friendly is to use the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth called “furoshiki.” Fri, Dec 20th 2013, 16:24 GMT Fri, Dec 20th 2013, 08:24 GMT KING'S HAWAIIAN Cinnamon Rolls Traditional cinnamon rolls take quite a bit of time and effort to make from scratch. You’ll save hours by simply using KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls instead of making the dough yourself. Fri, Dec 13th 2013, 10:58 GMT Fri, Dec 13th 2013, 02:58 GMT Sharing Traditional Family Recipes for the Holidays Every family has it's own special traditions when it comes to the holidays. The holidays are a time for our families and friends to gather around a chance to enjoy everyone's favorite foods and the time spent together is the most important. Sun, Dec 8th 2013, 15:08 GMT Sun, Dec 8th 2013, 07:08 GMT Turkey with Hawaiian Stuffing Thanksgiving meals are comforting and satisfying. Succulent turkey with all the trimmings makes it one of the most delicious holidays of the year! Mon, Nov 25th 2013, 19:00 GMT Mon, Nov 25th 2013, 11:00 GMT Bring Bread to the Table with KING'S HAWAIIAN Sweet Bread Stuffing With Thanksgiving right around the corner next to the turkey the super star of the table, stuffing gets the award for best supporting dish. Thu, Nov 21st 2013, 10:00 GMT Thu, Nov 21st 2013, 02:00 GMT Add a Little Aloha to Thanksgiving Hau'oli La Ho'omakika'i is Thanksgiving in Hawaiian and it's a time of year to give thanks with a bountiful table of food. From the aromas cooking in the kitchen to lazily relaxing on the couch, Thanksgiving is a holiday full of comfort. Fri, Nov 15th 2013, 07:00 GMT Thu, Nov 14th 2013, 23:00 GMT Pumpkin Butter When I was a kid we used to go to this buffet restaurant where they served flavored butters. I looked forward to that selection of butters all week long! Sat, Nov 9th 2013, 06:00 GMT Fri, Nov 8th 2013, 22:00 GMT Reading Can Be Ono (Delicious)! Reading Can Be Ono (Delicious)! Food and family is a big part of Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian ohana (family) gather together and use meals as a form of celebration throughout life, from birthdays to funerals and every occasion in between. Fri, Nov 1st 2013, 00:00 GMT Thu, Oct 31st 2013, 17:00 GMT Creative Leftovers - Turkey Pumpkin Sandwich It’s finally autumn and that means a lot of time indoors with the family. Whole those cozy days also bring plenty of food to be enjoyed. One of the best ways to use up all that cozy home cooking is to create additional meals. Sat, Oct 26th 2013, 04:00 GMT Fri, Oct 25th 2013, 21:00 GMT Hawaii at Home It only takes one visit to Hawaii to fall madly in love with the islands. Sadly, vacations come to an end and soon you’re back on land wishing you could extend the aloha spirit into your own home. Wed, Oct 23rd 2013, 10:57 GMT Wed, Oct 23rd 2013, 03:57 GMT Quick Weeknight Roast Beef Sub Sandwiches Life is busy, it never seems to slow down. I always think it will, but with kids, school, sports, work and everything else, it just keeps going. It is important to still take the time and sit down together at meal time. Tue, Oct 22nd 2013, 14:28 GMT Tue, Oct 22nd 2013, 07:28 GMT Pumpkin Souffle Cake Even if you live in warm climates like Hawaii or California, you know it’s Fall when the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon fills the air. Tue, Oct 15th 2013, 12:00 GMT Tue, Oct 15th 2013, 05:00 GMT Super Simple Sausage Sliders These Italian Sausage Sliders are super simple and were the first to disappear. Sun, Oct 13th 2013, 07:00 GMT Sun, Oct 13th 2013, 00:00 GMT Game Day Slowcooker Beef Sandwiches Are you ready for some football? If the answer is YES, then I have a recipe you’re going to love—tender pulled beef sandwiches with slaw on KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Sandwich Buns. Sun, Oct 6th 2013, 14:00 GMT Sun, Oct 6th 2013, 07:00 GMT Hawaiian Wedding and Hot Dogs: My Ohana Story There is no greater honor than to be part in a wedding. Over the years, I have had the privilege to be a Best Man and groomsman to over a dozen close friends. Fri, Oct 4th 2013, 06:00 GMT Thu, Oct 3rd 2013, 23:00 GMT 7 Tips to Make the Work & School Week Run Smoothly School has started again for us in Vermont. No more long, lazy afternoons enjoying the nice weather outside. No more sleeping late or enjoying an extra cup of coffee while the kids sleep in. Sun, Sep 29th 2013, 06:00 GMT Sat, Sep 28th 2013, 23:00 GMT Don't Let the Good Times End - Tropical Fish Sandwiches Aloha! I hope you had a fantastic summer of food, family and friends. Don’t let those good times end. Mon, Sep 23rd 2013, 14:04 GMT Mon, Sep 23rd 2013, 07:04 GMT Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Pull Bread Can you believe it’s almost Fall already? It seems that just a few short months ago we were finishing up the holiday season, and now it’s almost upon us again! Mon, Sep 16th 2013, 13:19 GMT Mon, Sep 16th 2013, 06:19 GMT Game Day: Who’s ready for some football!? Now that the regular football season is in full swing we thought you might enjoy these recipes on game day. Make them for your next tailgate party or just to sit down and watch the game. Sun, Sep 15th 2013, 07:00 GMT Sun, Sep 15th 2013, 00:00 GMT Throwing A Grilled Cheese Party + Saying Goodbye for Now When dear San Diego food blogger and friend, Marie announced she was leaving California for Nebraska for medical school, I wanted to throw her a party. In the past, her house has often been the center of good food and lots of gatherings. Sat, Sep 14th 2013, 04:00 GMT Fri, Sep 13th 2013, 21:00 GMT Pineapple Sorbet Push-Pops When people around the world think of Hawaii they often think of pineapples. Paired with food like pizza or hamburgers and made into tropical drinks, pineapples have become the icon most associated with the islands. Thu, Sep 12th 2013, 14:20 GMT Thu, Sep 12th 2013, 07:20 GMT Hawaiian Breakfast To-Go School is back in session. Kids are rushing to the bus in their new clothes with raw notebooks yearning to be filled with knowledge. Parents are hustling to get everyone ready and on their way. Mon, Sep 9th 2013, 12:03 GMT Mon, Sep 9th 2013, 05:03 GMT Back to School - Snack Time! Summer seemed a little too short this year. It is now time for back to school and nothing seems to make my boys more hungry than a long day at school. I try to keep after school snacks ready to eat when they walk through the door. Wed, Sep 4th 2013, 12:47 GMT Wed, Sep 4th 2013, 05:47 GMT Easy Ways To De-Stress after a Long Day After a busy day at work or with the kids I often find myself a little stressed when I come home. Everyone knows how harmful stress can be to your help, so I’ve come up with some easy tips to share with you on how to de-stress. Thu, Aug 29th 2013, 17:20 GMT Thu, Aug 29th 2013, 10:20 GMT Ohana Traditions: Fishing with my Son As a young boy growing up in southern California, I didn't realize that part of my family culture was raised around “Ohana traditions” throughout my life. Fri, Aug 23rd 2013, 05:00 GMT Thu, Aug 22nd 2013, 22:00 GMT Where'd you bring your KING'S HAWAIIAN bread this summer? Summer, sand and bread in hand. Where have you shared your KING'S HAWAIIAN bread this ‪summer‬? We asked fans to share their summer fun with us. Check out all of the places KING'S HAWAIIAN was shared. Tue, Aug 13th 2013, 15:51 GMT Tue, Aug 13th 2013, 08:51 GMT Moments Together with a French Toast Breakfast! Some of my favorite moments with my husband are in the morning before the kiddos wake up. These quiet moments we have together, while making breakfast give us an opportunity to really connect. Fri, Aug 9th 2013, 11:49 GMT Fri, Aug 9th 2013, 04:49 GMT A New Way to Party: The Sandwich Buffet Summer is a great time to gather friends and family members; the kids are off school and there’s not as much pressure at parties like during the busy holiday times of year. Mon, Aug 5th 2013, 10:59 GMT Mon, Aug 5th 2013, 03:59 GMT Bring Family Together with Comfort Food One of the easiest ways to bring our family together is with a delicious meal and comfort food is an easy way to their hearts. I love finding unique ways to use some of my favorite classic foods and bread pudding is one of those recipes. Wed, Jul 31st 2013, 11:28 GMT Wed, Jul 31st 2013, 04:28 GMT Outdoor Entertaining Tips & an Easy Grilled Sandwich Recipe The summer is in full swing, which means many of us are spending lots of time outdoors with our friends and family. You don’t need to spend tons of time over a hot grill to make a yummy meal, though. Tue, Jul 30th 2013, 11:53 GMT Tue, Jul 30th 2013, 04:53 GMT Enjoying the Warmer Weather with Family Winters in Vermont are long and cold. I don't spend a lot of time outside when the ground is covered with snow. I eagerly look forward to the warmer weather so I can enjoy the great outdoors again. Thu, Jul 25th 2013, 21:00 GMT Thu, Jul 25th 2013, 14:00 GMT 5 Simple Steps to the "Ultimate" Photo Do you want to take a mouth-watering digital photo of your sandwich creation? Here's a helpful guide, in 5 simple steps, to taking the best possible photo of your My Ultimate KING'S HAWAIIAN Sandwich recipe. Sun, Jul 21st 2013, 15:00 GMT Sun, Jul 21st 2013, 08:00 GMT The All-Time Best Hawaiian Music Playlist We asked our fans to share with us which songs remind them of Hawaii and the response was amazing. So, here it is the all-time best Hawaiian music playlist curated by you - our fans! We've made it easy for you to listen whenever you'd like! Sat, Jul 20th 2013, 14:18 GMT Sat, Jul 20th 2013, 07:18 GMT Frozen Treats Bring My O'hana Together When we were growing up, desserts were not a regular post-meal occurrence. Sure, there were fruits in the house and the occasional Vietnamese sweets on traditional holidays but cakes and cookies only made their appearances on birthdays. Fri, Jul 19th 2013, 05:00 GMT Thu, Jul 18th 2013, 22:00 GMT Lemonade Stands Bring Us Together As you may remember from my last post (Moving Brings Us Together) my family recently landed in a new neighborhood. Socially it has been night and day from our old street. Fri, Jul 12th 2013, 12:58 GMT Fri, Jul 12th 2013, 05:58 GMT 5 Summer Staycation Ideas Life on a ranch doesn't lend towards too many vacations. You have to be there to check on the animals, it is our way of life. However, there are lots of things you can do from home to enjoy a <em>staycation</em>. Thu, Jul 11th 2013, 10:03 GMT Thu, Jul 11th 2013, 03:03 GMT Super Fan: Marguerite R. Sharing and Caring the Hawaiian Way We asked Marguerite R., a KING'S HAWAIIAN fan and native of Delaware to share with us what makes her a super fan! As a member of our ohana she shared a little about herself and her history with our bread! Sat, Jul 6th 2013, 10:00 GMT Sat, Jul 6th 2013, 03:00 GMT Patriotic Apple Crumble The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I think it’s because it’s a no pressure holiday. There are no gifts, no elaborate decorations or meals to be planned. The day is all about celebrating America, being with family and friends, and enjoying Sun, Jun 30th 2013, 07:56 GMT Sun, Jun 30th 2013, 00:56 GMT 5 Ways to Use KING'S HAWAIIAN Products! As a self-proclaimed KING'S HAWAIIAN fanatic, I use my KING'S HAWAIIAN® breads in a variety of different ways. I wanted to share with you just 5 of the ways I use my beloved KING'S HAWAIIAN! Wed, Jun 26th 2013, 13:26 GMT Wed, Jun 26th 2013, 06:26 GMT Tips for Summer Camping & Fun with Keiki (kids) Summer means being outdoors, sleepovers, and camping trips with friends and family! The days are longer and nights are warmer so it’s no wonder that my ohana loves to go camping as much as possible.asdfjkdhfasdhfjdkhfsdjkhfasdjkhfdjkfhdjhfdjkfhdjkhfdjfhdf Mon, Jun 17th 2013, 16:40 GMT Mon, Jun 17th 2013, 09:40 GMT Celebrating Father’s Day, Saying Mahalo with Pictures Whether you call your Dad - Father, Daddy, Papa, Pops or Makuakane, today we celebrate and honor fatherhood and what better way to thank him for his guidance than sharing our most cherished memories. Sun, Jun 16th 2013, 09:52 GMT Sun, Jun 16th 2013, 02:52 GMT A Perfect Appetizer for Bringing Ohana Together Appetizers bring us together. As a kid, we used to gather around the kitchen table every night for dinner. Mom would pour us all a big glass of milk and we would talk about what we learned in school and what are friends were up to. Sat, Jun 15th 2013, 09:30 GMT Sat, Jun 15th 2013, 02:30 GMT Moving Brings Us Together Moving your family home is never fun but it does seem to bring family and friends closer together. Thu, Jun 13th 2013, 17:51 GMT Thu, Jun 13th 2013, 10:51 GMT Graduation Brings Our Family Together Bringing family together is especially important on special occasions, like a high school graduation. A few weeks ago my oldest son and my nephew graduated high school. It was a great occasion to celebrate. Wed, Jun 12th 2013, 15:42 GMT Wed, Jun 12th 2013, 08:42 GMT National Donut Day - Lilikoi Jelly Donuts with KING'S HAWAIIAN Donuts are one of my most favorite treats. Memories of pink boxes filled high with deep fried goodness: chocolate, powdered, glazed and jellied, donuts are the ultimate comfort food. Fri, Jun 7th 2013, 00:10 GMT Thu, Jun 6th 2013, 17:10 GMT Breakfast Brings My Family Together-Cheesecake French Toast The school year is a crazy time at my house. Mornings are filled with emails and making lunches and rushing to school, days are filled with work and homework, and evenings mean rushing to extracurricular activities and trying to get dinner on the table. Wed, Jun 5th 2013, 08:30 GMT Wed, Jun 5th 2013, 01:30 GMT The Best All-Time Trackers of KING’S HAWAIIAN® Bread… …are our fans! Are you craving KING’S HAWAIIAN® sliders, sandwiches or anything made with KING’S HAWAIIAN bread? Well we’re here to help you get the beloved bread you want, when you want it. Thu, May 30th 2013, 07:00 GMT Thu, May 30th 2013, 00:00 GMT Philly Cheesesteaks with a Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce If you're like me and absolutely love to have family and friends over for backyard hangouts and love to grill during the warmer months, then you'll love this quick and easy Philly cheesesteak with a homemade creamy horseradish recipe. Wed, May 29th 2013, 00:00 GMT Tue, May 28th 2013, 17:00 GMT Laughter Brings Us Together I’ll admit it—there was a time when I hesitated to invite friends over because I felt our home wasn’t perfectly clean or I didn’t have to time to make everything from scratch. Instead of inviting the Aloha spirit into our home, I hid from it. Tue, May 28th 2013, 13:20 GMT Tue, May 28th 2013, 06:20 GMT Memorial Day BBQ Pulled Pork and Apple Coleslaw There are very few things to eat that help welcome in the warm, back yard BBQ season better than pulled pork sandwiches. Fri, May 24th 2013, 00:00 GMT Thu, May 23rd 2013, 17:00 GMT Island Style Chicken and Dumplings The weather may be warming up, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy comfort food, especially when it’s made island-style. Wed, May 22nd 2013, 11:41 GMT Wed, May 22nd 2013, 04:41 GMT Fans Rave About the NEW Arby’s&#174; KING’S HAWAIIAN&#174; Roast Beef Sandwiches For a limited time only, KING’S HAWAIIAN&#174 fans can get their hands on two onolicious Arby’s&#174; KING’S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef Sandwiches. Fans are raving about the flavor combo of savory and sweet. But don’t take our word for it. Wed, May 15th 2013, 10:42 GMT Wed, May 15th 2013, 03:42 GMT Join our Featured Blogger Ohana We’d like to ask you, our fans, to join the KING’S HAWAIIAN® conversation and share with us how you embody the Hawaiian Way through blogging! Tue, May 14th 2013, 12:08 GMT Tue, May 14th 2013, 05:08 GMT Enjoying Mother's Day with your Mom Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th. I happen to be a Mom to 3 fantastically energetic and beautiful children. It is true what they say, being a parent is the hardest yet most rewarding job on the planet. Sat, May 11th 2013, 05:00 GMT Fri, May 10th 2013, 22:00 GMT Arby’s® KING’S HAWAIIAN® Roast Beef Sandwiches – Developing Deliciousness When people think of Arby’s, they think of classic roast beef sandwiches with freshly sliced meat – and of course the iconic curly fries. Mon, May 6th 2013, 16:32 GMT Mon, May 6th 2013, 09:32 GMT Tips for Encouraging a Spirit of Giving in Children There’s a feeling of hospitality in Hawaii that reaches out from the islands and invites you inside. It’s this spirit of giving that I try to embrace with my own ohana (family) right here at home. Sun, May 5th 2013, 12:26 GMT Sun, May 5th 2013, 05:26 GMT Cinco de Mayo, the Hawaiian Way Everything’s a little better the Hawaiian Way, so we put together this tasty, traditional Mexican Torta (sandwich) with a KING’S HAWAIIAN twist. Best of all, you can dial up or dial down the spiciness depending on your personal taste! Sat, May 4th 2013, 09:59 GMT Sat, May 4th 2013, 02:59 GMT Preparing for a Road Trip with Kids Spring is upon us and family travel season is about to begin, which means lots of car trips. Keeping kids from getting bored is the trick to an enjoyable trip. My family is about to embark on a 9-hour car ride. Just the sound of it is overwhelming. Thu, May 2nd 2013, 14:58 GMT Thu, May 2nd 2013, 07:58 GMT May Day is Lei Day in Hawaiʻi The lei is as iconic to Hawaiʻi as the hula, surfing and spirit of aloha. The fragrant, flower garland has long been a symbol of affection and appreciation that is given to loved ones. Mon, Apr 29th 2013, 10:00 GMT Mon, Apr 29th 2013, 03:00 GMT 5 Easy Ways to Generously Share With Others Everyday there are folks we encounter that could use a little generosity. Generosity can come in many forms and generally can be shown in small ways that make a difference to those in our lives that need it most. Thu, Apr 25th 2013, 12:00 GMT Thu, Apr 25th 2013, 05:00 GMT Aloha ‘Aina and Crispy Fish Sliders Over a decade ago I began my regular adventures to the Hawaiian Islands. Like most, I quickly fell in love with the rich culture and beautiful lands and have tried my hardest to live aloha. Mon, Apr 22nd 2013, 09:50 GMT Mon, Apr 22nd 2013, 02:50 GMT Lemon White Chocolate Bars with KING'S HAWAIIAN® Crust Whenever I think of giving, I think of food. Food is my favorite gift to give. I give cookies at Christmas, candy at Valentines Day. I make cupcakes for birthdays and casseroles for a new mom or a sick friend. Mon, Apr 15th 2013, 10:09 GMT Mon, Apr 15th 2013, 03:09 GMT Family, Food and Holiday Traditions Easter is the start of springtime in my family and marks one of my favorite holiday traditions. Mon, Apr 1st 2013, 12:59 GMT Mon, Apr 1st 2013, 05:59 GMT Laid Back Easter with Miss in the Kitchen Easter is always pretty laid back around our outfit. No fancy dressing up, no sit down dinner with proper manners. We prefer to just enjoy the day, especially if we are having good weather. Fri, Mar 29th 2013, 12:00 GMT Fri, Mar 29th 2013, 05:00 GMT An Easter Full of Sharing, the Hawaiian Way Whether hosting an egg hunt or putting on your best tie or dress for a nice family meal, there are so many ways to celebrate Easter with ohana. Wed, Mar 27th 2013, 14:20 GMT Wed, Mar 27th 2013, 07:20 GMT Get Together and Celebrate Spring! Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate the longer days, warmer weather and beautiful flowers than with your loved ones, the Hawaiian Way. Mon, Mar 18th 2013, 16:49 GMT Mon, Mar 18th 2013, 09:49 GMT Bringing Aloha Spirit to Pinterest Everyone at KING’S HAWAIIAN looks forward to experiencing the Aloha Spirit of our ohana (the Hawaiian word for “extended family”) every day. Wed, Mar 13th 2013, 16:48 GMT Wed, Mar 13th 2013, 09:48 GMT Gather Together and Celebrate Awards Night Oh the drama, the glamour, the special effects… and of course, the outfits! Watching our favorite stars and films to see who takes home the handsome little gold man sure sets the stage for friends and family to get together. So how does anyone do ... Wed, Feb 20th 2013, 17:43 GMT Wed, Feb 20th 2013, 09:43 GMT Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day! Any special plans? I will be working just like any other Thursday - life goes on! But I just wanted to share this super simple and delicious recipe for chocolate bread pudding that I tried right here from the King's Hawaiian ... Wed, Feb 13th 2013, 11:15 GMT Wed, Feb 13th 2013, 03:15 GMT Aloha Nui Loa Valentine’s Day is a great time to show the ones you love how much you care. The gestures don’t need to be too grand or over the top, it’s the little things that bring a smile to someone’s face. Even the most simple sandwich can be elevated into ... Mon, Feb 11th 2013, 09:00 GMT Mon, Feb 11th 2013, 01:00 GMT A Month of Aloha For You Our Fans Expressing appreciation for the love and support we receive from our ohana is so important to us, and one of our favorite things to do! When we reflect upon how far our Aloha has spread, it’s impossible not to recognize the contributions of our fans. Mon, Feb 4th 2013, 17:58 GMT Mon, Feb 4th 2013, 09:58 GMT Spinach Artichoke Rolls for the Big Game If you’re a fan of Spinach Artichoke Dip, Christie Vanover’s King’s Hawaiian Savory Butter Dinner Rolls piped with spinach artichoke dip are creamy bites of deliciousness – perfect for getting the party started. Sat, Feb 2nd 2013, 10:00 GMT Sat, Feb 2nd 2013, 02:00 GMT Chili Bread Bowl Cooking is so much more than adding different ingredients together in a pan and making a meal. I mean, of course that’s really what it is, but cooking food for my family is so much more than that to me. Mon, Jan 28th 2013, 12:30 GMT Mon, Jan 28th 2013, 04:30 GMT Super Sliders for the Big Game One of the things I look forward to most at the start of the new year is the annual Big Game. It's such a fun day to spend with friends and family, enjoy an exciting football game, laugh at over-the-top commercials, and best of all – eat ... Tue, Jan 22nd 2013, 10:49 GMT Tue, Jan 22nd 2013, 02:49 GMT A Taste of Hawaii on the East Coast I'm a working girl. I also like to cook. Unfortunately, these two statements are often at odds with each other, especially after a long day at the office. There are some days when I'm just so exhausted that nothing but delivery will do ... Thu, Jan 17th 2013, 15:54 GMT Thu, Jan 17th 2013, 07:54 GMT Island Music and Hawaiian Food There's nothing like Hawaiian music to take you right back to the islands. The distinct sounds and rhythm put you in an 808 state of mind, especially when the lyrics have to do with food ... Tue, Jan 8th 2013, 13:41 GMT Tue, Jan 8th 2013, 05:41 GMT Our Top 5 Most Memorable Moments of 2012 This year, we will be sharing new delicious recipes and products with fans from all over the country. We’ll work with other foodies and partners as passionate about our irresistibly delicious bread as we are. But as much as we’re looking forward... Fri, Jan 4th 2013, 11:26 GMT Fri, Jan 4th 2013, 03:26 GMT King’s Hawaiian Rum Balls Every Christmas, I spend days in the kitchen preparing homemade treats for friends and family. I love developing new recipes to meet the tastes of everyone who receives a gift. Some love chocolate, others love gingerbread... Tue, Dec 25th 2012, 14:33 GMT Tue, Dec 25th 2012, 06:33 GMT Kings Hawaiian Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies with Macadamia Nuts and Holiday Sprinkles The holidays are upon us, and “baking season” is officially in full swing. As soon as Thanksgiving ends, our Christmas tree makes its appearance and I begin planning for my family’s Christmas Eve celebration. It’s always a packed house... Sun, Dec 23rd 2012, 08:00 GMT Sun, Dec 23rd 2012, 00:00 GMT Mele Kalikimaka “Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you.” In Hawaii Christmas consists of 80 degree weather and surf instead of snow. Not a bad way to spend the holidays! Fri, Dec 21st 2012, 14:30 GMT Fri, Dec 21st 2012, 06:30 GMT Christmas Morning Monkey Bread Several years ago, when my daughter was almost three, I came across a recipe for monkey bread, something I’d never heard of. It used canned biscuits and was covered in cinnamon and sugar and gooey brown sugar melted butter... Thu, Dec 13th 2012, 10:31 GMT Thu, Dec 13th 2012, 02:31 GMT Sending Aloha From Our New Online Store Many years ago visitors to the islands who tasted our Original Hawaiian Sweet bread would write to us asking us to ship a gift package of King’s Hawaiian bread to share the experience with a friend. In those days, as a kid, I’d watch my mother... Tue, Dec 4th 2012, 10:17 GMT Tue, Dec 4th 2012, 02:17 GMT A King’s Hawaiian Holiday in NYC As I look back on this past Thanksgiving celebration, I not only fondly relive the numerous delicious dishes that I consumed but also remember those things for which I am most thankful this year... Fri, Nov 30th 2012, 11:23 GMT Fri, Nov 30th 2012, 03:23 GMT Running Miles to Spread Smiles This time of year, we reflect with our ohana on what we are truly grateful for. We assemble with friends and family to celebrate those closest to us. Our homes fill with voices; our stomachs with onolicious food, and our hearts with Aloha Spirit. Mon, Nov 26th 2012, 15:44 GMT Mon, Nov 26th 2012, 07:44 GMT A Hawaiian Thanksgiving As we approach the holidays, it’s important to remember that this time of year is not just about the gifts we exchange, but about the spirit of the season. Growing up in Hawaii, the holidays meant spending time with loved ones... Wed, Nov 21st 2012, 12:17 GMT Wed, Nov 21st 2012, 04:17 GMT Peanut Butter Sandwich Snack Bars I can’t believe it’s November already. You know what that means, right? Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is around the corner, Christmas is upon us, and my daughter has been eating the same peanut butter crackers for snack at school... Fri, Nov 16th 2012, 12:25 GMT Fri, Nov 16th 2012, 04:25 GMT Bacon and Leek Savory Thanksgiving Bread Pudding What does the holiday season mean to you? To me, the holiday season means lots of food, family, and running around. At the heart of my family are my grandmothers. Yes, I am blessed enough to have several grandmothers in my life, as well as one ... Wed, Nov 14th 2012, 16:46 GMT Wed, Nov 14th 2012, 08:46 GMT Hawaiian Chili Slaw Dog Simmering stews are a big part of Hawaii meals and believe it or not, so are hot dogs! A great way to liven up your grilled hot dog is to add some Hawaiian Chili made with Portuguese Sausage – a Hawaiian plate lunch staple. Then add a little crunch of ... Mon, Nov 12th 2012, 11:22 GMT Mon, Nov 12th 2012, 03:22 GMT Hawaiian Pineapple Jack O’ Lantern I love, love, love this time of year! The fall weather and the fall colors, football and pumpkins! In the Hawaiian spirit of Halloween, I decided to change things up by carving a pineapple instead of pumpkin. Carving a pineapple is very similar to... Tue, Oct 30th 2012, 17:03 GMT Tue, Oct 30th 2012, 10:03 GMT Masala Bread Upma: Indian Breakfast “Comfort Food” As the seasons begin to change and the leaves fall from the trees, I am no longer happy with simple sandwiches or cold cereals at breakfast-time. Instead, I find myself craving warm and satisfying meals. I want comfort food. Upma is a simple, yet ... Tue, Oct 30th 2012, 14:00 GMT Tue, Oct 30th 2012, 07:00 GMT King's Hawaiian French Toast with Coconut and Crushed Pineapple Jam My greatest memories of Hawaii involve two things: mornings and breakfast. Waking up early to watch the sunrise at the break of day, the ocean shimmering with a million diamonds, was something out of this world. But it... Sun, Oct 28th 2012, 12:00 GMT Sun, Oct 28th 2012, 05:00 GMT What’s your Hawaiian Name? Ever since I was a little girl, this "haole" was enamored by Hawaiian names. I first traveled to the islands in 1983 and learned my name was “Kiliki.” At 9 years old, I was so excited to have a new name. I pranced around Waikiki telling everyone... Fri, Oct 26th 2012, 10:14 GMT Fri, Oct 26th 2012, 03:14 GMT Spreading Aloha Spirit at King’s Hawaiian Bakery At King’s Hawaiian, we bake Aloha Spirit into everything thing we make. So we were excited to open the doors of our Torrance bakery to a group of Southern California food bloggers to see, hear and taste the Hawaiian spirit of hospitality firsthand. Mon, Oct 8th 2012, 14:54 GMT Mon, Oct 8th 2012, 07:54 GMT Mac Nut Cookies & Toasted Coconut Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich In addition to all the delicious bread, King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant has an amazing array of other products. From cookies to chocolate to coffee you can find a taste of Hawaii right here on the mainland in the King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant... Thu, Oct 4th 2012, 11:46 GMT Thu, Oct 4th 2012, 04:46 GMT Lunch Ideas to Make Back-to-School Cool! It seems like just yesterday students were starting to be dismissed for summer break. How is it that the entire summer had already passed us by? Children are headed back to school now, which means book bags need to be packed, homework needs to be done ... Fri, Sep 7th 2012, 16:42 GMT Fri, Sep 7th 2012, 09:42 GMT Tiny Hawaiian Feet, Big Hawaiian Appetite He’s 5 years old, 45 pounds, and wears tiny, kid-sized slippahs. And yet, he has the appetite of a gorilla... especially after a long day playing in the sand and sea! Fri, Aug 31st 2012, 09:26 GMT Fri, Aug 31st 2012, 02:26 GMT Aloha Chicken Sliders When King’s Hawaiian asked me to prepare exclusive recipes for them, I was so flattered. I’m currently living in Central Texas under drought conditions with temperatures surpassing the century mark... Tue, Aug 28th 2012, 14:10 GMT Tue, Aug 28th 2012, 07:10 GMT King’s Hawaiian Lobster Roll Looking for a creative way to change up the menu for your next luau? Why not try a buttery, Northeastern lobster roll on a sweet King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub? Tue, Aug 14th 2012, 17:01 GMT Tue, Aug 14th 2012, 10:01 GMT Mini Chocolate Marshmallow and Strawberry Panini When my friend Nicole showed up to stay with us for a few weeks three of the items she brought with her were King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls, Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Marshmallow Fluff. Yes, she showed up with these items in tow just as ... Thu, Aug 9th 2012, 09:44 GMT Thu, Aug 9th 2012, 02:44 GMT Summer Luau Decorations and Food Ideas What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think about summer? Maybe it’s the beach or the pool. Maybe your head is filled with images of cookouts and parties. When I hear the word “summer”, I get a collage of pictures running through .... Tue, Aug 7th 2012, 11:54 GMT Tue, Aug 7th 2012, 04:54 GMT Aloha 2.0 E komo mai! You know that feeling you get when you share something with someone? When someone shares something with you? THAT is the Aloha Spirit. That’s what this website is about. Sharing and the Aloha Spirit. Wed, Aug 1st 2012, 10:10 GMT Wed, Aug 1st 2012, 03:10 GMT Tue, Jul 31st 2012, 15:56 GMT Tue, Jul 31st 2012, 08:56 GMT Top 5 Hawaiian Must-Eats Hawaii is an unbelievable place to grow up. Aside from the natural beauty of the sandy beaches, lush green valleys and vast volcanic craters, Hawaiian cuisine also has a lot of great things to offer. The availability of fresh fish, fertile soil and ... Tue, Jul 31st 2012, 15:56 GMT Tue, Jul 31st 2012, 08:56 GMT