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…

Kabocha Squash Croquette

My neighbor’s leaves started to turn yellow and red (I know for some of you think it’s kinda late, but I’m in CA so got a long summer every year!) My neighbor’s grocery sells a variety of pumpkins and after noticing the color change of leaves, this is the time to enjoy autumn with my…

Acorn Squash Gratin

Wow how long has it been since I saw acorn squash for the first time and wanted to try, but didn’t make it happen? Where I spent my whole childhood, there was only kabocha squash to be called “squash,” and it’s one of the hobbies to walk around groceries where they got food that I…

Brown Sugar Milk Bun

Tomorrow, 10/1 is the moon festival this year. When I lived in Seattle and the International District was my favorite place to get ingredients for my food, I saw a lot of mooncakes were sold around this season. Their package was red and gold to express festivity and the package was gorgeous. And, as you…

Mushroom Soy Rice (Takikomi-Gohan)

This is famous for autumn dish with blessing of mountain nature, so if you have early autumn potluck party, this is the great idea to try the new recipe!