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A bowl of… Banana Bread?

Introducing the newest Disneyland roller coaster: Email Mountain Or really, this ride is not at Disneyland. It’s on my computer. My inbox is a scary place right now. If you’ve sent me an email in the past few days and haven’t heard back from me, it’s probably because I haven’t even gotten to your email […]

The most-delicious post ever?

Help Japan… by eating chocolate! Not to mention blondies, brownies, cupcakes, and cookie dough balls! There are two bake sales today; one for those in North America, and one for international readers. Here’s the bake sale for North Americans: Enter the Bake Sale! And there’s a separate bake sale for those of you who aren’t […]

How about a Chocolate Mudslide?

Thank goodness it’s not Monday. Sometimes I just get so frustrated with school. It’s not that I don’t like learning; I love learning. I could sit for hours learning about history, politics, linguistics (grammar nerd!), or even technology. But some of my college classes are utterly ridiculous. I feel so antsy having to attend lectures or […]

Honey, I shrunk the Reeses

They’re now perfect for your training bra! I love playing jokes. Remember when I fooled y’all with the Vita-Mix joke? 😉 This year, I spared you all. (You’re welcome. hehe) But my poor real-life friends were not so lucky… Yesterday, three friends came over for some homemade Vegan Reeses Cups. My 32-C Cups! (Yes, yes, […]

Breakfast Bars… On the Go

Do you ever have a rushed morning? Normally, I’m lucky in that I don’t have to be anywhere in the mornings. So when I get back from running, I’m able to leisurely enjoy my breakfast. There’s not much I hate more than rushing through a meal. But I know that a lot of y’all need […]

Cookie Dough Balls… for One!

Cause my cookie’s too chocolicious for ya babe. Oops, wrong Beyonce song. More single-lady cookin! We’ve already done Cupcakes for One. And we’ve done single-serving pancakes, pilafs, and cookies… but what about cookie dough balls? Cookie Dough Balls for One? That was a query left on my post for Frozen Hot Chocolate. Sarah C wrote: […]

Healthy Bake Sale

“Bake Sale for Japan” Update: Want some Cinnabon Caramel Corn? Um yeah, I do too! Here’s what’s been donated so far: List of Baked Goods For all who’ve asked, this is a list of all the items donated so far. If you’ve donated something and it’s not written down, it probably means my greedy spam […]

An Important Announcement

Today, I need to use my blog voice for a more important message than desserts or recipes. More important than chocolate?!? Yes, yes. Some things are. Hard to believe, but it’s true. I grew up in Japan. The Japanese culture greatly impacted my life. My babysitter, my father’s sweet secretary, the 100-year-old sensei (teacher) from […]

Sarah, the Cookie Monster

*Please be patient if you requested I add you to the blogroll. Who doesn’t love cookie dough? If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a month, you might remember this: Cookie Dough Milkshake I made this shake for a friend, Sarah. But Sarah isn’t just any friend, she’s my best friend. Do you […]

Three Steps to Healthier Hair

Do you like your hair? Even though I receive a lot of compliments, I still complain about mine! My strands are stick-straight, don’t hold a curl, and are nowhere near as thick as my sister’s hair. Then again, her hair takes 45 minutes to blow dry, while I can do mine in 3 minutes flat. […]

How to Build your Social Network

I’m sorry, I can’t help you there. Social networking still confuses me. All I know is this: If you bring yummy food, you’re bound to make many friends! The other night, I trekked to a friend’s house to watch The Social Network. And I brought along… a Christmas recipe? 😕 Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls Didn’t […]

Special Chocolate Dessert…

Hi Chocolate Cream Pies! Happy Saturday to y’all. I’m so excited it’s finally getting warmer. Went running in shorts today! I’m taking advantage of the perfect 60-degree running weather while I can… because soon enough, it’ll be too hot. Luckily, I created a weapon for the inevitable blazing temperatures: Care to venture a guess as […]

Like Rice Pudding… only better

But where’s the green? Although I’ve been peppering y’all with green-themed recipes for the past two weeks, I completely neglected green foods for my own St. Patrick’s Day breakfast yesterday. However, I still managed to pay homage to my Irish roots: with Irish oatmeal! For these oats, I used the Oatmeal Pudding Method. This cooking […]

Mint-Chocolate Fudge Parfait

Top o’ the morning to ya! Were you mint-ed out with all the St. Patrick’s Day Recipes? Hope not, because I have one more to share! Yesterday’s special dessert: a fudge-mint parfait. (Yes, today is St. Patrick’s Day, but I had to make it early so I could blog about it before St. Paddy’s Day […]

Want some Chocolate-Grasshopper Pie?

St. Patrick’s Day round-up: Raw Chocolate-Grasshopper Pie Spinach Ice Cream Irish Soda Baked Oatmeal Mint-Chocolate-Chip Milkshake Raw Thin-Mint Brownies Question of the Day: Will you eat anything green for St. Patrick’s Day? Or make a special dessert? And will you be sure to wear green so no one can pinch you? 😉