'MIGHTY MO' SALUTES GUARD
STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
Members of the National Guard may visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial for free from Saturday through Dec. 17 in celebration of the 370th birthday of the guard. Immediate family members will be admitted at half-price. Guided tours are additional. Regular admission for military and kamaaina is $10; $5 for children. Call (877) MIGHTYMO.
Cookie cookbook offers wide variety
For the baker on your Christmas list, here's an idea in the under-$15 range -- Muriel Miura's "Cookies from Hawaii's Kitchen" (Mutual Publishing). The veteran cookbook author has assembled a wide variety of recipes, organized by technique: bars, dropped, pressed, sliced, rolled and no-bake cookies.
You'll find old favorites (Stained Glass and Lemon Bars) and cookies with a local touch (Hawaiian Fruit Bars and Macadamia Nut Krispies).
It's all dedicated to Miura's best cookie audience, grandchildren Alissa and Stephen (the chocolate-chip cookie recipe bears Alissa's name).
The book sells for $13.95 at most bookstores or order online at www.mutualpublishing.com.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Get Top 5 recipes for $5 donation
The Top 5 recipes of the year from the Star-Bulletin's "By Request" column and food pages are available through December for a $5 donation to the Good Neighbor Fund. Send checks made to the fund, with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, to "By Request," Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7 Waterfront Plaza, Suite 210, Honolulu 96813.
The recipes: Chinese Tea Cookies (Kong Sui Ban), Inari Tuna-Tofu, Guava Pound Cake, Korean Black Noodles (Chajiangmyun, pictured above), and the best and easiest recipe for macaroni and cheese you'll ever find.