Latest Blog Posts

Latest Blog Posts

Cheese Bread, #SundaySupper

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln Who is the biggest influence in your life today? As Mother’s Day approaches, memories from days past pop into my mind. My birth mother, the Wimbledon tennis star, was more focused on smashing balls over the net than perfecting her potatoes. Yet, on my summer visits to her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she managed to scramble the best eggs in the... Read Full Article

Chocolate Kisses and Strawberry Hugs Cupcakes, #Pejoy #Pocky #Giveaway

Kisses and Hugs to you! As a thank you to new and longtime readers, I’m giving away popular Japanese snacks: Chocolate Pejoy, Matcha Pejoy and Strawberry Pocky. (Thank you to the makers of Pejoy and Pocky for making this giveaway possible.) Scroll down for the giveaway details…But, stop! See the easy Pocky and Pejoy tips and recipes below so you’ll know exactly how to use your scrumptious prizes.... Read Full Article

Green Tea Honeysuckle Minis, #TheCakeSliceBakers

The Cake Slice Bakers are a group of bakers from around the world. Every month a new challenge arrives...Currently, we are presented with the opportunity to bake one of four selections from Southern Living’s The Southern Cake Book. This Ninja Baker chose Green Tea Honeysuckle Cake.   Surprise! The Ninja Baker chose the one Asian accented recipe in Southern Living’s The Southern Cake Book. After all, Japanese... Read Full Article

Lemon Yuzu Cookies, #SundaySupper

Once Upon A Time, in ancient Japan, an aromatic Asian citron named Yuzu-chan swayed in the breeze. Contemplating the sliver of crescent moon, the fruit thought of its Chinese ancestors. Many of Yuzu-chan’s family survived the trip via the Korean Peninsula. However, as in all journeys, there was great loss. Some seedlings did not survive. But as moonlight bounced on the tree branch where Yuzu-chan was nestled, he nearly burst with citrus... Read Full Article

Sunshine Cake, #SundaySupper

Ninja Baker Philosophy 101:  S-t-r-e-t-c-h. Get creative with those Easter / Passover / Sunday Supper leftovers. But don’t skimp on dessert! Especially if it’s a Sunshine Cake. (Scroll down for the easy peasy recipe.) Sunshine Cake Bring on the heaps of whipped cream, chocolate, cookies and cupcakes! That’s what I’d like to do…One tiny complication; this Ninja Baker is doomed to diabetic consequences... Read Full Article

3 Easy Gluten-Free On The Go Kid-Friendly Breakfasts, #Glutino#Giveaway

Glutino provided product and coupons for this post and giveaway.  All opinions are my own. Scroll down for opportunities to win coupons for FREE Glutino products.  Gluten-free bread which will leave you wondering why you don't always use gluten-free flour! “Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.” (Shakespeare, William. Henry VI, Part I: Act 3, Scene 2, Line 34)  Not all of us are strategizing... Read Full Article

Plum Wine Cake, #TheCakeSliceBakers

  The Cake Slice Bakers are a group of bakers from around the world. Every month a new challenge arrives...Currently, we are presented with the opportunity to bake one of four selections from Southern Living’s The Southern Cake Book. Amaretto-Almond Pound Cake called to The Ninja Baker. Alas, Italian Amaretto was vacant from this baking ninja’s kitchen. So, Japanese plum wine was substituted and resulted in... Read Full Article

Japanese Yuzu Citrus Biscotti, #CreativeCookieExchange

Japanese yuzu citrus pucker passion commenced in 710 AD Japan. The Chinese import looks and tastes like a cross between a lemon and a lime. The pungent yuzu fruit remains popular today in Japan.  (Yuzu brightens, and punches up the flavors of both Japanese desserts and dishes.)  Japanese yuzu citrus biscotti with bits of white chocolate  Chocolate – often affectionately called “choco” in Japan – is... Read Full Article

Spring and St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops and Cupcakes, #Pejoy

The gift of a giant box of Matcha Green Tea Pejoy was delivered to the Ninja Baker from Glico. (Glico is the manufacturer of Pejoy, Pocky, Pretz and other scrumptious Japanese snacks.) While I am grateful for this generous present, all opinions are my own and I was not monetarily compensated for this post.  A cap of white chocolate and matcha Pejoy crumbles atop the Ninja Baker's lemon cake pop. St. Patrick shooed away snakes... Read Full Article