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  • Ponyo’s Ramen Recipe - Studio Ghibli Meal

    Ponyo’s Ramen Recipe – Studio Ghibli Meal

    December 2, 2020Van

    One of my kids’s favorite Studio Ghibli films is Ponyo, so I thought it would be fun to recreate Ponyo’s ramen for them – it’s one of the cutest scenes in the movie, I love how Ponyo is so excited to have her first bowl of ramen with ham! It’s very quick and simple to make since you use instant ramen and a few basic toppings. I used Nissin Raoh ramen, it’s one of the best Japanese instant ramen brands, you can purchase a variety pack here. If you like the Ponyo plush doll, you can purchase one here Use these Wilton edible ink markers to recreate the simple red & blue stripe design on the ramen bowls from Ponyo, these will wash off.  If…

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  • The most delicious Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

    December 1, 2020Van

    This has been a family favorite for years, any time I make this Bacon Fried Rice, my kids clean their plate! It’s also a huge hit at potlucks, so you can double the recipe if needed. Looking for a gift…

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  • How to cook Frozen Gyoza with Crispy Lacey “Wings”

    December 1, 2020Van

    In Japan, you can find hanetsuki gyoza or gyoza with “wings” pretty easily – I haven’t found any restaurants in the states that serves it this way so I always make it like this at home, even when I’m cooking…

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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Egg Rolls Recipe

    November 30, 2020Van

    This is now my favorite way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers – I think it’s even more delicious than Thanksgiving dinner!  You simply use the leftovers you have and wrap them in an egg roll wrapper and deep fry until they…

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  • Aebleskiver Recipe – Round Danish Pancakes

    November 29, 2020Van

    Aebleskiver are a traditional Danish dessert or snack – in Denmark they are eaten most often in the winter time.  These are pretty rare to find in restaurants in the U.S. –  but if you happen to be in California…

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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Pan-Fried Croquettes Recipe

    November 27, 2020Van

    I’m just crazy over Thanksgiving leftovers, my family enjoys it for the whole weekend! I make amazing soup from the turkey bones, turkey sandwiches, and these delicious croquettes made with a variety of the leftovers. Your mashed potatoes need to…

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  • Gyoza with Crispy Lattice Recipe

    November 24, 2020Van

    A little over a decade ago, my husband and I went to a quirky indoor amusement park in Tokyo called Namja Town, it’s located in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City.  We had so much fun and got to try so many amazing…

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  • Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry Recipe with Panda Bear Onigiri

    November 23, 2020Van

    Katsu Curry is one of my family’s favorite meals, so I make this pretty often.  If I have extra time, I’ll make cute panda bear onigiri for my kids, they just love it!   It’s an easy recipe, but you…

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  • EASY Butterscotch French Toast Casserole Recipe

    November 22, 2020Van

    If you’re looking to make a special breakfast or brunch, look no further! This Butterscotch French Toast Casserole is quick and easy to put together and it will seriously impress your guests. It’s made with a rich custard, crusty sourdough…

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  • Trader Joe’s Pork Belly Banh Mi Recipe Hack

    November 20, 2020Van

    I’m extremely impressed that Trader Joe’s had all the ingredients to make this amazing Pork Belly Banh Mi Sandwich! This is a super quick and easy meal, I put this together in about 15 minutes. Coming from someone who makes…

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