PB ‘n J Cheesecake, #National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

As June 12th is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, I’m celebrating with a PB ‘n J Cheesecake. Peanut butter and marmalade are whipped together into a cheesecake and poured into a crust of crushed peanut butter sandwich cookies (aka Nutter Butters.) Familiar and comforting peanut butter flavors mingle with tangy marmalade jam and mascarpone cheese.  As the sugar content in the filling is low...I felt compelled to...

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... 

Asian Pizza Rice

Dashing out the door to the PTA or a dance party? For a fast and easy dinner, how do you feel about a Japanese-style cheese pizza topped with octopus and mayonnaise? I thought so.

I’ve modified Asian flavor profiles and pizza with The Ninja Baker’s Asian Pizza Rice. This is one of those meals you can whip up in mere minutes. Especially if...

Vegan California Sushi Roll, #International Food Challenge

The California roll is a made-in-America invention. Avocados with sushi, mayonnaise with tuna, canned Spam on white rice are creations of the West...In ‘60s and ‘70s Japan, going to a sushi restaurant was like visiting a 3-Star Michelin restaurant in Paris. Every detail bowed its head to history and tradition. I remember fresh fish smells blending with the clean scent of purified Japanese stone gardens and bamboo...

 

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