#easy recipes

Café Zinfandel Cake & Pinot Noir Quinoa, #SundaySupper

Dad played a decorated war hero, General MacArthur on NHK TV. (The PBS of Japan.) In real life, medals never dangled on my father’s chest. Yet, he’s always been my hero. His gentle spirit and generosity continue to influence and inspire me.

Fond memories of Dad are popping up as I prepare for the #SundaySupper Father’s Day Feast. Dad loves fine wines and chocolates. Vivacious strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavors color Gallo Family Vineyards’ Café Zinfandel... 

Chinese Chicken, Slow Cooker #SundaySupper

All the hope and promise of a new year awaits…May blessings beyond your imagination greet you, dear reader, with the dawning of 2014.

It is definitely a Happy New Year in the Ninja Baker’s kitchen.  2014 has delivered a slow cooker to my doorstep. Just in time for this week’s slow cooker themed #SundaySupper!

Chicken is my husband’s favorite go-to protein. So my first meal in the slow cooker had to be chicken. Chinese chicken. Seventeen plus years in Tokyo...

Victory Flowers (and Fruits!)

Sandalphon, allegedly the tallest angel in Heaven, is the seraph in charge of fulfilling the prayers and wishes of earthlings. His height apparently helps him easily deliver the requests from this planet to the folks upstairs. Perhaps he’s like a basketball player who shoots prayers into the Divine’s inbox. And, maybe his brother, Metatron, assists him in writing down the wishes. According to the Kabbalah, Angel Sandalphon’s sibling is known as the celestial scribe.