Sugar, spice and everything nice!

December 11, 2011
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I made these cookies the next day Donna posted them on her blog. Some people I know don’t like gingerbread because of the molasses so this seemed like a great recipe to try. Even my little cousin who only likes my vanilla cookies tried them and said they were good. Picky eater approved  

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Delicious Links! 05.23.11

May 23, 2011
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Happy Meatless Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was filled with [pitiful] fun thanks to The Peche and his BHF11PP. I won a Wüsthof knife thanks to Tasty Kitchen and the movie trivia they had on Twitter last Friday night. I guessed the last movie which was Ratatouille and I’m pretty stoked because I’ve never won anything […]

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Delicious Links + Vegan Mango Quinoa Cookies.

May 9, 2011

Happy Monday! Yesterday was all about Mother’s day, wasn’t it? Even though Mother’s day is celebrated on May 29th here in the Dominican Republic, reading all your tweets made me call mom and start a random conversation with her. I love how we get along and don’t fight anymore… I guess that means I’m a […]

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Mango love!

May 3, 2011
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I got an unexpected visit from my dad and he brought us these beautiful mangoes. I really wish I could do a blog giveaway and share them with you! My dad’s mangoes are the best. See those red ones? they are ridiculously fragrant. Picture this panda, mango in hand smelling it with eyes closed… silly […]

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Delicious Links!

May 2, 2011
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Happy Monday, my friends! We are welcoming May and it’s a very special month for two reasons: We celebrate Mother’s Day [here in the Dominican Republic is celebrated on the last Sunday in May] and it’s my birthday month! This morning I found out it’s Mardi’s birthday on the 12th so make sure to congratulate […]

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The Daring Bakers’ April, 2011 Challenge: EDIBLE CONTAINERS.

April 27, 2011

The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blog Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th at! This month’s Daring Bakers’ […]

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Matcha sablés.

April 26, 2011

Sablés are french shortbread cookies. The word “sable” in French means sand, which refers to the delicate crumbly texture of these cookies. Growing up with Japanese parents, green tea was [is] always around at home. Mom likes genmaicha which is green tea with toasted brown rice. It has a nice flavor that always reminds me […]

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Vanilla beans.

April 3, 2011
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  Vanilla is one of the most popular flavors in the world. We find vanilla in cookies, cakes, custards, ice cream and here in the DR people add it to their smoothies and juices. However, what I grew up with wasn’t real vanilla. That clear stuff labeled as vanilla extract is actually artificially flavored with […]

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Vegan and gluten free olive oil carrot cookies.

March 16, 2011

If you are friends with this panda on Twitter, you already know how much I love working out and taking care of my body. As a baker and food lover is really easy to put on weight [unless you have a magical metabolism which most japanese girls seem to have except me]. I’m always looking […]

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Homemade Oreos.

March 2, 2011
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Some time ago the internet went crazy for homemade Oreos. I have always been curious to try TKO [Thomas Keller Oreos] and when I found another recipe in Joanne Chang’s book I knew it was time to do an Oreo Battle. Making your own Oreo cookies seems like a good idea since the Nabisco cookies […]

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