Banana Pecan Breakfast Cupcakes

After tasting my banana pecan breakfast cupcakes, a shower of sparkly compliments washed over me from appreciative dance classmates. Monica Holland’s Lick the Bowl Good recipe for banana pecan breakfast cake served as the foundation for the cupcakes. Bananas and buttermilk blend into a moist, soft sponge cake. A sprinkle of brown sugar and pecans on top, make for a crunchy contrast.  Here’s the ironic part...

Double Chocolate Matcha (Green Tea) Cheesecake Minis for Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen

Bobbi has stepped away from her Kozy Kitchen at the moment and has invited this Ninja Baker to fill in for today. I am thrilled! Guest blogging for Bobbi is a complete honor. I’ve got some Ninja moves in the kitchen but Bobbi’s samurai spirit and culinary craftsmanship are stratospheric.

Bobbi has battled cancer among other health challenges and emerged victorious. Casting the past aside, she perseveres and presents readers with upbeat posts and do-able, delicious recipes.

In ancient Japan, samurai would sip matcha green tea before battle. To pay tribute to Bobbi’s samurai-ness, I’ve baked up a dozen Double Chocolate Matcha (Green Tea) Cheesecake Minis.

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...

10 Cupcake Treasures of 2013

As a curtain is drawn on the final days of 2013, I find myself contemplating…the discovery of ten cupcake treasures in 2013!  

From the World Wide Web constellation of sites touting spectacular sweets, eight cupcake recipes were destined to slip into my must-make file. Every single recipe meets the Ninja Baker cupcake standard: appealing and attractive, do-able and delicious! 

M & M Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

Are you that prepared for the holidays? If you celebrate Christmas, are all your presents wrapped under the tree?

Or, maybe you’re frazzled by the prospect that you have to go dashing through the snow to the mall for some last minute gifts. Well, I have a better alternative - stay home! No, I’m not Mrs. Grinch. But I do have a recipe for M & M Pumpkin Loaf. The budget friendly..

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