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Help me "modify" this carrot cake recipe

I'd like to do the following but am not an experienced enough baker to know what to take out/add:
1. Use EVOO or greek yogurt in the mix.
2. Add crushed pineapple.
3. Demit raisins; does that impact anything?
http://www.therecipeclub.net/2013/03/28/carrot-cake-recipe-from-barefoot-contessa-foolproof/

OR (like the tang of buttermilk wondering if greek yogurt does the same
)http://trickschefs.com/showthread.php...

about 22 hours ago
itryalot in Home Cooking

ISO simple Maui Banana Bread recipe

The ones we had, sometimes had macadamia nuts on top. But, not too sweet and strong banana flavor. I saw this recipe; is it authentic and what could I use instead of shortening? what if I don't want to use butter can I use greek yogurt. Is there another authentic recipe?

Hawaiian/Maui Banana Bread
as found as the recipe from the Hana Maui Botanical Gardens on the 1st Travelers Choice Internet Cookbook website here

1-1/4 cup of flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 small very ripe bananas
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs

*I also had a few tablespoons of sugar with cinnamon in it which I swirled into the greased pan prior to pouring the batter, and then poured the rest on top of the batter before baking. Yum!
Sift together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Blend together bananas, shortening, and eggs. Fold flour mix into blended ingredients ...don't over mix. Spoon into 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Thump once to remove air holes. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool. Cut into squares.

Apr 05, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

ISO St. Joseph's Day italian Pastries in GTA

In the GTA area or Woodbridge area. What about the ones at Fortino's? I want to pick some up on Wed afternoon.

Mar 17, 2014
itryalot in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rec for Wailea/Makena area

DH is a pie lover...that might work!

Feb 24, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Looking for a restaurant (Spanish)

I'm leaning toward Patria with Bar Isabel being a close second.

Feb 24, 2014
itryalot in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rec for Wailea/Makena area

Will make a resie. That was on my list although I prefer to be by the water.

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Looking for a restaurant (Spanish)

My family makes a mean tripe! However, that is a rec I am going to read about.

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where is Ko?

Thank you; when I read the menu it doesn't appear to match the review. Now, if I could just remember where I read the review!

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Looking for a restaurant (Spanish)

Well, I do put more weight into recs provided by locals, so your comment is noted and taken. I will look all of these up.

Now that I've looked, they all look delicious. Need to find out about atmosphere, music or other.

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for a restaurant (Spanish)

Spanish Tapas, maybe even music. Our standby for atmosphere and food, Terroni (in the old bank building) disappointed us with food quality and value (not to mention packed in like sardines). We're looking to go the Spanish route. It'll be a Tuesday evening. Want to take out my nephew who is going to Spain in a few months.

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where is Ko?

Maui?

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Where is Ko?

I read somewhere that it has great food and the best paella, but cannot find its location anywhere, even in the article I read.
Anyone eaten there?

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Ka'ana Kitchen in Wailea for breakfast

It is very expensive but we would splurge and do a breakfast which would sustain us until supper if it was worth it. We heard it is locally sourced foods and very fresh. Any suggestions?advice?recommendations?

Feb 23, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Breakfast on the way back from Haleakala

We'll be going for the sunrise (weather permitted) and won't be hiking or other but may linger. We'd like to stop for breakfast on the way back. Fresh, good and clean (and fairly quick) so we can get back to Makena,
We're toying between: Kula Lodge, Grandma's Coffee House (or is there something better on the way back)?

Feb 16, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Rec for Wailea/Makena area

Just read this which is a little helpful albeit dated.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832495

Feb 15, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Rec for Wailea/Makena area

ISO one night (not sushi) for best fresh fish, vegetables even locally sourced. We'd prefer to not drive and stay in Wailea area. Ambiance is a bonus.

Also, best lounge drink/happy hour pupus in Wailea?
Is it worth hotel hopping for drinks pupus to see other places?

Feb 15, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Thanks for the responses. We'll have to try Taro rolls for sure.

Jan 12, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

HWAK - What time

Well, that's good to know about the rain. Hadn't thought of that at all! We were going to sit for a couple of hours, shop for a couple of hours and then go grab a quick casual bite or pupus at someplace like Duke's or the Marina (somewhere by the water). That can all change and we end up eating Teddy's Burgers! LOL

Jan 07, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

HWAK - What time

I mean how early in the evening.Sun will be setting at 6:30pm; is 5:30pm arrival sufficient?

Jan 07, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

HWAK - What time

I read that they don't take reservations. We want to go for predinner drinks and perhaps a predinner slice of their great cake. How early do we need to get there if we want a nice view of the sunset and entertainment?

Jan 07, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

ISO Great Food Trucks on Oahu and Maui

First I've heard of that name too but they have great reviews on yelp.

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts

Where on the mainland?

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Dogs a la Puka

Saw that on their website. They have a truck more north and have a downtown location. I've now added them to my files for a grab and go option.

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Thanks; I'll be checking to see if it's the same. Otherwise, don't want to spend too much time on that. In the Midwest, no King's bakery near me!

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Dogs a la Puka

We love a good hot dog. We heard the Puka Dog place closed with International Marketplace. Any other places for them?

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

My nieces love the King's. Not sure if that's what real Hawaiian sweet rolls are like. Nevertheless, if we're in an area that sells authentic good ones, we'll pick some up for our carry on. Any suggestions (Oahu).

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii
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Disappointing meal at University Teddy's

Is that the chain Wolfgang Puck's? I want a grab and go; which Teddy's should I go to? I'll be all over the island but mainly in Waikiki.

Jan 03, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Foodie souvenir shopping - nuts, dried fruit, coffee, spam, liquor

Won't be there on a weekend unfortuanely!

Jan 02, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

PIneapple Tours

What about those Maui Golds I hear people speaking about?

Jan 02, 2014
itryalot in Hawaii

Foodie souvenir shopping - nuts, dried fruit, coffee, spam, liquor

Here's a link to a pic of a wall of snacks and prices.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/wholes...

Dec 30, 2013
itryalot in Hawaii