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 …

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 …