Thai Tea Brownie

Happy National Brownie Day! Did you know, today’s the day to enjoy another “mom’s baking” goodies with sweet memories!    Well well well, but to me, originally from Japan, I have never seen my mom making brownies nor has she tried it ever. But whenever I’m baking brownies, my dinner buddy always pokes head in…

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…

Macha Latte

The initial intention why my dinner buddy bought a huge 1 lb tin of matcha powder is for matcha latte. My dinner buddy drinks at least ½ gallon of tea/coffee/seltzer water every single day, no matter how hot or cold the day is. And back in the day, he was craving for matcha and here…

Apple Gateau Invisible

Happy National Apple Day! Did you know, today 10/21 is the day to enjoy apple with cooking, or of course, eating!  When it’s a special occasion, there is always a cake. So when a cake is brought to the table, someone must think “hey, is it someone’s birthday?” and usually they are right. It’s a…

Baked Apple & Sweet Potatoes

Happy Moon Festival! Did you know, today 9/21 is the day to look at beautiful moon at night! As long as it’s a festival, we need some yummy treats to fully enjoy the day. Last year was brown sugar milk bun and this year I want to have a treat made with apples and sweet…

Coconut Milk Pineapple Jelly

Happy World Coconut Day! Did you know, today 9/2 is the day for tropical yummy fruit, coconut! So coconut. What do you imagine from the image of coconut? Clear blue sky, warm sunshine, vast sight of cobalt blue ocean, white sand that makes your body nice and warm. What do you think you need now? …