Ice Cream Mochi

Mochi is a Japanese confectionery treat. You can have it by itself or with a filling. Most popular is anko, red bean paste, or ice cream. For Christmas I got a DIY ice cream mochi set from Global Grub. This kit comes with everything you need to make a couple of batches of mochi. You got ... Continue Reading

Japanese Cheesecake

Back in 2017 I made a Japanese Cheesecake following the directions from the Cooking with Dog YouTube channel.  Sadly, it did not come out fluffy or jiggly and I have no photos of it.  Now it is 2018, and I am ready to give it a second, and third, try!  I used the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking ... Continue Reading

Japanese Christmas Cake

Back in Christmas 2016 I decided to bring dessert to my families Christmas Eve dinner.  I thought it would be something different and bring a Christmas Cake.  What is a Christmas Cake you ask?  A Christmas Cake is a dessert that is sold during the Christmas season in Japan.  I used the recipe ... Continue Reading

Activated Charcoal Ice Cream

I have an interesting attraction to activated charcoal.  I have used it for teeth whitening, as a face mask, and in food.  A few years ago I saw a video for activated charcoal ice cream, and knew I had to give it a try! First, let me say that I used a food grade version of activated ... Continue Reading

Coconut Cake

I found this recipe in my Mom's recipe drawer in the kitchen.  This recipe originates from shutterbean, www.shutterbean.com/2012/coconut-cake-with-berries-cream/.  My family was supposed to have it for Easter, but did not.   So, I decided to make it myself! I decided to make mine in a cake ... Continue Reading

Twix Bar

Out of all the candy bars I would have to say the Twix bar is pretty high on my favorites list.  So, when I saw this recipe for an alternative take on the classic candy bar I just had to have a try. I got this recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking YouTube channel, which labeled this as guilt ... Continue Reading