Latest Blog Posts

Latest Blog Posts

Saketini Christmas Balls, #CookieWeek

Welcome to #cookieweek my little cookie monsters! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our... Read Full Article

Cinnamon Rolls à la The Great Pumpkin, #SundaySupper

Like cinnamon rolls, The Great Pumpkin of Peanuts cartoon fame adds sweetness to the Halloween season. In the midst of howling ghosts in Haunted Houses, this Ninja Baker craves a bit of comfort. How about you? Great Pumpkins: Ready to be transformed into pumpkin cinnamon rolls!   Hats off to you if you celebrate scary ghouls and spirits with gusto. You’ll feel right at home at this week’s #SundaySupper at... Read Full Article

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, The Weekend Gourmet Guest Post

“Life's too short to eat bad food.” So says Wendy, The Weekend Gourmet. And this Texas Rose walks her talk. On her blog, she consistently serves up desserts like Margarita Ice Cream, Raspberry Champagne Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting on her blog. Savory dishes, which are spectacular but do-able like Speedy Shrimp Pasta, also appear. Besides, the blog, Wendy is a TV star! Check out all her television... Read Full Article

Fuji Apple Cookies, #Creative Cookie Exchange

Do apples conjure up images of Halloween apple bobbing? Remembrances of blushing as deep red as the apple you presented to your first grade teacher? Or does Apple simply signify the name of a computer company? In the comments section, please share your favorite apple associations and memories. Mine is buying Fuji apples after school in Japan at a mom-and-pop fruit store. As I walked to the train station, that first bite revealed a bright... Read Full Article

Shrimp Scampi & Sushi, #SundaySupper, #FamilyDinnerTable

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. Shrimp scampi and sushi sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Well, it did to me until I discovered the truth: Scampi and sushi are easy to make! Admittedly, they are not the masterpieces made by master chefs Lidia Bastianich and Jiro Ono-sama.  But the Ninja Baker’s scampi and sushi are pretty enough and plenty tasty. Baby Roma... Read Full Article

Quick 'n Easy Asian-Style Quinoa, #SundaySupper

Although Asian-style quinoa is indeed quick and easy, I could have titled this post with other adjectives like "super healthy" and "tasty." Quinoa is gluten-free, packed with protein and combats inflammatory issues.  Extra-firm tofu is also extra good for you.  Especially the organic kind made with non-GMO soybeans. So this is a multi-tasking vegetarian’s dream come true.   Instead of... Read Full Article

Smiley Corn Cookies

Is it summer or fall? Temps are 80 degrees and upwards in Southern California. However, reminders of autumn are everywhere when I get in my car. Orange-jacketed crossing guards demand stops in front of schools I only recently zipped past. I don’t mind though. It’s fun to see the parade of young kids. Their joy and innocence are inspiring. Confession: I also get concerned about society providing enough support to today’s... Read Full Article

The Ninja Baker’s Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream, #ChocolateParty

Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking is celebrating one year of hosting her Chocolate Party. Every month she invites foodies from the blogosphere to bring their best chocolate treats to the virtual party. As this month celebrates a momentous anniversary, Roxana is requesting an extra-special family favorite. The Ninja Baker's Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream is sandwiched between two giant chocolate cookies. Do... Read Full Article

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