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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 …

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 …