I love food, I love to eat, I love to cook, I HATE to clean it all up!
Thank you William Howard Livens for inventing the modern-day dishwasher.

I am retired and currently doing what I have always wanted to do, I am a true blue Homemaker.

My DH and I moved from our lifelong home in Hawaii to Arizona. We worked very hard, as most people do, so that we could indulge in life. We are having a blast!

I started this blog so that I could share some of the things that we do, what we put on our table, where we go, what we see, everything. Well, within reason of course.

I hope that you’ll come back often, maybe leave a comment or just say …


Baby Doni



23 thoughts on “About

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  2. The Weary Chef March 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogger award. If you would like to participate, you can see the details here: http://wearychef.com/2013/03/06/lucky-me-super-sweet-bloggers-award/

    No worries if you don’t have time, but I wanted to mention you and your SWEET blog 🙂

  3. Evgenia April 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Hello Auntie Doni,
    Thank you for making such an inspirational blog. I very much enjoy reading it.
    I have nominated you for the Lovely Blogger Award, you can see the post and nomination here:
    There’s no pressure to accept the nomination, but it is my way of thanking you for sharing amazing ideas on your lovely blog.
    With kind regards,

    • auntiedoni April 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm Reply

      Mahalo, thank you Evgenia for the nood. I shall sit down in the morning and post my nominations as well.

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  6. droid21 August 14, 2015 at 2:46 am Reply
    • auntiedoni August 14, 2015 at 8:11 am Reply

      Mahalo, Thank you Cory, I appreciate the nod. I will sit down and ‘pay it forward’. ALOHA!

  7. Keanu Souza Koprowski September 1, 2015 at 12:21 am Reply

    Wow I gotta try some of these recipes! Mahalo for sharing…

    • auntiedoni September 1, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply

      Aloha Sista Keanu, long time no spock! Where you stay? I’d love to hear from you, drop me a line when you have a minute at auntiedoni96744@gmail.com. A hui hou. 🙂

  8. Evgenia September 11, 2015 at 11:37 am Reply

    Hi there,
    I would like to thank you for creating such a lovely blog and nominate you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Please find details here -https://theannetteroom.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/bloggger-recognition-award-thank-you/
    Evgenia xx

    • auntiedoni September 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm Reply

      Thank you Eve, another nod from you, I’m humbled, Mahalo!

  9. fromdreamtoplan May 9, 2016 at 5:08 am Reply

    Happy to have found your blog! I love cooking too so following you will definitely be inspiring and useful! 🙂
    Looking forward to your recipes 🙂

    • auntiedoni May 9, 2016 at 6:43 am Reply

      Mahalo, thanks Lisa! I hope you’ll let me know if you’ve tried any of my recipes, and stop by often. Aloha!

      • fromdreamtoplan May 9, 2016 at 6:45 am

        Sure! 😉

  10. cookingwithshy June 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm Reply

    Great blog!!! happy to have discovered it;))

    • auntiedoni June 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm Reply

      Oh my gosh, mahalo, thanks so much Shy! I’m so glad that you enjoy; stop in and say HEH! I’ll be here…

  11. Adele Raines (Addie) January 28, 2017 at 1:24 am Reply

    I wish I had learn more about Hawaii during the year that I lived there. The one thing I learned to appreciate immediately was their music.
    One Friday after going to the bank where the teller told my it was mu’i mu’i Friday, she explained it to me. Then my son came home from school early in the day (before lunch) and when I yelled at him for skipping school, he informed me that “the surf was up”. I learned two Hawaiian traditions.

    • auntiedoni January 28, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

      Jeez Addie, what the heck were you doing up at 124am? HA! 😀
      Funny, one of the jobs I worked in Honolulu, I wore a muu muu everyday!! ^_^
      So glad to see you here,
      A hui hou

  12. RossC March 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Very nice blog.. Looking forward to looking through your offerings…

    Ross ( Just Cooking on DC )

    • auntiedoni March 21, 2017 at 3:18 pm Reply

      Mahalo, thanks Ross for stopping in. 😎

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