Japanese No Bake Ombré Pink Cheesecake

A perfect no bake ombré cheesecake recipe! This pink cheesecake is colored completely naturally, with freeze dried raspberries! Valentine’s day is coming up, so I needed to make something PINK! It’s perfect, isn’t it? Japanese Rare Cheesecake The style of this Japanese cheesecake is a no bake cheesecake called “rare” cheesecake. Japanese no bakes cheesecakes …

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Kabocha Squash Muffins

Kabocha squash muffin torn open to see fluffy inside.

Kabocha squash muffins are sweet with a hint of savory. The flavor profile and the recipe are simple. Kids can help make these, and you can feel good about letting them eat it!  My last post, kabocha squash soup, uses about half of a kabocha, so I was left with the other half to make …

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Japanese Custard Pudding (Purin)

Purin- This Japanese custard pudding, known as purin in Japan, is creamy, delicious, and easy to make!

This baked Japanese custard pudding, known as purin in Japan, is creamy, delicious, and easy to make!  One of my favorite desserts growing up was the simple and humble プリン aka purin. It’s basically the Japanese version of flan, or caramel custard. The pudding portion is creamy, and the caramel on top with its slight …

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Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) いちご 大福

Strawberry mochi, also known as ichigo (strawberry) daifuku, is a delicious Japanese dessert. A whole strawberry is covered in a layer of red bean paste and wrapped in mochi.  Fresh fruit desserts are the perfect way to start spring. I love this recipe because it’s just so FRESH and JUICY. Truly. Mochi is amazing, but …

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Hawaiian Butter Mochi with Coconut Milk & Sweet Rice Flour

Butter Mochi- a classic Hawaiian treat made with coconut milk and mochiko (glutinous rice flour).

Made with sweet rice flour and rich, creamy coconut milk, this Hawaiian butter mochi recipe is the perfect blend of sweetness and chewiness that will bring the taste of Hawaii to your kitchen. Looking for a great holiday treat? Try this delicious and easy PUMPKIN mochi! Hawaiian Butter Mochi is a blend of cultures Butter …

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Perfect Umami Puff Pastry Appetizer

Perfect Umami Puffs

Full of umami packed ingredients (mushrooms, caramelized onions, bacon, cheese), these will make the perfect puff pastry appetizer! Umami- different from savory… not exactly “salty”, but a flavor profile that brings a depth and deliciousness to foods. You’ll find it in soy sauce, anchovies, tomatoes, parmesan, and these umami puffs. The puff pastry appetizer is topped …

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