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  1. Taste test: Instant ramen

    Taste Test

    A longtime neighbor recently called on a busy morning and asked me to come to lunch. I winced because of some early afternoon appointments but she insisted, luring me with the news that she had made a fresh pot of ramen from scratch. We both share the experience of growing up in Hawaii and eating good Asian foods. That …

  2. Taste test: Frozen chicken pot pies

    Taste Test

    My first memorable experience eating a chicken pot pie was at a Marie Callender's restaurant in Los Angeles. My favorite aunt took me there on a layover between my home in Hawaii and a flight to Florida for college. Needless to say, I knew my relationship with pot pies would be long-lasting. These days, pot pies are a …

  3. Taste test: New sweet treats

    Taste Test

    Whether my mission is filling an Easter basket or serving dessert at family gatherings, this time of year always sends me looking for sugar-filled treats. This week, judges were excited to try a few new goodies that would satisfy any of their sugar cravings as well as look good among a clutch of marshmallow Peeps or on …