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Category Archives: Sweets

Lingonberry Pie

I made this pie when I saw my friend’s picture of his cranberry pie. It looked so good, and I wanted to make something similar. But I didn’t have cranberries. I didn’t have cranberries, but I had lingonberry jam. I thought that would create the similar color and the tartness I was looking for. This […]

Rustic Chai Scones

Scones are not only easy to make but also fun to think about what flavors to add. These scones are packed with chai spices and Assam tea leaves. So delicious with my homemade vegan butter! I didn’t make a lot, and they were gone in no time. Next time I will definitely double the recipe!

Anniversary Matcha Cake

The middle of December is a busy time for us. There is my birthday and then there is our anniversary! Since I made vanilla berry cake for my birthday not long ago, I wanted something very different from it. With my husband’s suggestion “Matcha,” here it is Matcha Cake. This is a one layer vanilla […]

Vanilla Berry Cake

This is my birthday week, and I was going to ask my husband to order a cake for me. But after checking to see what kind of vegan cakes are available, I decided to make my own birthday cake. I wanted my cake to be white. Vanilla flavored cake sponge with vanilla flavored frosting. Then […]

Mocha Brownies

Brownies are one of ultimate American sweets, and I LOVE them. There are several criteria to meet my ideal brownies, and a shiny cracked top is one of them. The other criteria may include moist inside, and richness in flavor, yet, no over-sweetness. I also like chocolate chips inside as well. These brownies were tasty […]

Persimmon Galette with Brandy Cream

Persimmon has become easier to find in the U.S. lately. The last few years I’ve been able to find it at Costco. It’s one of the most popular fruits this time of the year (fall-winter) in Japan. My parents actually have a persimmon tree in their yard, and they harvest hundreds of them every year. […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

The fall is gone, and the winter is here, but I’m glad that pumpkin stays. Love any type of cinnamon rolls, but this time of the year the pumpkin version seems the winner. They were dressed with maple glaze. So delicious! Recommended beverage: strong black coffee.

Veggie Daifuku

Daifuku is a kind of popular Japanese sweets. It’s a slightly chewy mochi stuffed with sweet red beans. You can buy pre-made sweet red beans, this was homemade. If you make it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar and the texture. It takes a few hours, so I keep store-bought package in my […]

My Favorite Carrot Cake

I’m always very conscious of what I put in my body, but when it comes to sweets, I’m even more cautious. Since I don’t like to eat a lot of sugar, if I eat something sweet, I only want to eat something I truly love. Yes. I admit I’m pretty picky. And I’m super particular […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I like pies. And I like cheesecake. I just couldn’t decide if I wanted to make a pie or a cheesecake, so I decided to make a cheesecake pie! The pie crust was ready. I used canned pumpkin, but other than that everything was home-made. Fill the crust with a generous amount of pumpkin cheesecake […]