Mickey Mouse Shaped Ube Pancake

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!    As well as animation from Studio Ghibli, I and my dinner buddy love Disney animation. He was born and grew up in LA so it’s not surprising for him to be obsessed with them, and to me growing up in Japan and the US, Disney animation plays not only entertainment…

Nutty Cinnamon Apple Roll

Happy National Homemade Bread Day! Attention bakers, it’s a day to bake and enjoy your signature bread!    I’m still a beginner baker so baking homemade bread is still challenging to me. Kneading? Yes, that makes my arms sore the next day. Does my dough rise perfectly? Well I need help from warm water and…

Instant Yakisoba Bun

Happy International Fast Food Day! Let’s enjoy unhealthy(maybe) yet promised guilty pleasure food!   Who misses summer!? Even though it ended a few months ago, I feel like it was such a long time ago in this freezing room!  Let’s imagine a bright sun warming up everything under it. You get thirsty easily and you…

Berry Cheese Bread Pudding

Tomorrow is National Bread Pudding Day to enjoy fluffy sweet yummy bread pudding, and I’m thrilled to share how I made my first homemade bread pudding.    When I hear “pudding,” my mind has the image of custard filled in a cup. They are sometimes set with egg, but sometimes we use gelatin and this…

Yay to 1hr Extra Sleep for a Day and Groggy for a Week!

Good morning! For those who live in the country with daylight saving, yay to 1 hour extra sleep yesterday! And I know…it’s just 1 hour but it’s so tough to adjust to the new time, right?    I think my mind is still confused, so I’ll be short today.  Here is yesterday’s brunch. 

Breakfast Sandwich

Happy National Sandwich Day and Eating Healthy Day!  When two perfect holidays meet in a single day, cooking a yummy stacked sandwich and enjoy eating them is a perfect way to celebrate. I usually have sandwich for my lunch, but who says they are only eaten as lunch? There are a lot of yummy sandwiches…