paris baguette christmas cake box

Japanese Christmas Party

More expat friends from Japan just moved to town, so we invited them over for a Japanese style Christmas party!  As Naoki …

pancake bento lunch box with strawberry maple syrup

Rice Cooker Pancake Cake

Nothing cheers up a cold Monday morning like a hot pancake breakfast.  Instead of slaving over the stovetop flipping them out one …

Wedding Cake Cookies

With all the couples who get engaged over the holidays and Valentine’s Day, we’re in peak wedding planning season! I’ve only been …

Obama Black Forest Cake

Obama is Black (Forest Cake)

Obama has inspired me in politics since 2004. This week, he inspired me in the kitchen as well! Since we were having …

strawberry shortcake

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

My husband and I agree that homemade birthday cakes are preferable to those from a bakery. (Actually, that probably holds true for …