Saketini Christmas Balls, #CookieWeek

Cookie Week days are chock full of goodies to support scrumptious celebration of the holidays. Sweets are key to any party in Japan. However, no significant celebration is complete without sake rice wine. From ancient times, sake was offered up in gratitude to the gods after a bountiful harvest. Later, the Japanese government actually created a Department of Sake! One of Japan’s samurai leaders also...

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, The Weekend Gourmet Guest Post

With the advent of autumn, I thought a pumpkin treat was in order. In Japan, the kabocha squash is the star of the season. A bit of brown sugar and melted butter with roasted kabocha is lip-smacking yummy. But, this is a post for The Weekend Gourmet! So, I opted for a treat with a tad more pizzazz -  Sweet ‘n Spice and Everything Nice Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!  To balance the spicy soft cookie sandwiches, I filled them with a sweet maple cream...Read more at The Weekend Gourmet.

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