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Easy Madeleines

Freshly baked French madeleines cooling on rack.

Madeleines are adorable French shell shaped cakes. They can be tricky to master, but this easy version uses baking powder to make them foolproof!  I want to start with a story. I took these to a luncheon, and my friend asked me if it was cornbread, because she has a cornbread pan where you can …

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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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Savory Kabocha Squash Soup

This kabocha squash soup is naturally sweet, and uses just a few simple ingredients to make a comforting and delicious winter soup. 

This kabocha squash soup is naturally sweet, and uses just a few simple ingredients to make a comforting and delicious winter soup.  When fall comes, it’s time for everyone to go pumpkin crazy. Except for me, because I think pumpkin is just okay. That’s probably because I grew up spoiled, eating kabocha squash. It’s also …

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Canned Tuna Onigiri with Mayo

Tuna mayo onigiri, or rice ball, is a simple and delicious Japanese snack. Rice is filled with a flavorful tuna and mayonnaise, shaped, and wrapped with a sheet of nori (seaweed). 

Tuna mayo onigiri, or rice ball, is a simple and delicious Japanese snack. Rice is filled with a flavorful tuna and mayonnaise, shaped, and wrapped with a sheet of nori (seaweed).  Onigiri is one of the most recognizable Japanese snacks there is. From homemade lunches to convenience stores, onigiri can be found just about anywhere. …

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Black Sesame Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Black sesame cupcakes with peanut butter frosting: These lightly sweet black sesame cupcakes are full of toasty sesame flavor, and pair perfectly with the peanut butter sesame frosting. 

These lightly sweet black sesame cupcakes are full of toasty sesame flavor, and pair perfectly with the peanut butter sesame frosting.  So, Halloween is coming up. Halloween is all about the black colored foods, and I’m all about black sesame. I posted a black sesame ice cream and black sesame pudding last year, and this year …

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