I spent last weekend laughing my guts out, learning, making new friends, meeting old friends for the first time, and being inspired. Taste of Home magazine sponsored me to go to Build Your Blog Conference (BYBC) in Salt Lake City, UT.
*I hope you’ll join me in participating in 24 Days of Giving—one simple way each day, from December 1st through the 24th, to do an act of service for someone else. You can get all the details you need here. ——————————————————————————– I hope you had the most amazing Thanksgiving! I know we did! Now that [...]
15 more days until Thanksgiving Day here in the US! Are you ready? If you’re not, never fear! Between now and the time you sit down to begin your Thanksgiving meal I plan on sharing some ideas and recipes that will help you nail down a meal plan. It was three years ago (although it [...]
When you say hamburger here in the US, the image conjured to mind is a meat patty, usually cooked on a grill, served inside a bun, sometimes with a variety of condiments or toppings. When you say hamburger in Japan (ハンバーグ–”hambagu”), the image conjuired to mind is much different—a meat patty that is like a [...]
It’s picnic season! Are you as excited as I am? I love eating outdoors, whether it’s taking a picnic to the park, or sitting out in our backyard while Mr. Fuji grills up something amazing. Plus, we’ve got the Fourth of July coming up soon, which is a prime opportunity to serve a feast outside. [...]
I am not a huge meat eater, with one exception—there is a huge pig-shaped spot in my heart—I love pork. Thankfully (unfortunately?) my friend Noriko understands. Last month we spent Spring Break in Japan, staying at Noriko’s house. Our kids had a blast spending every waking moment together, and are still bemoaning the fact that [...]
During the summer I embarked on an adventure to explore the world of sous vide cooking, which came to a screeching halt when we pulled up roots and moved. Well, I’m finally getting the cogs in motion again, and boy does it feel good! Life in general has gotten a lot more normal . . [...]
As I mentioned yesterday, I filmed a segment for Studio 5 that was all about onigiri. I had an absolute blast. Brooke Walker, the host, is a doll, and was a great sport making onigiri with me. The first time you make an onigiri, it usually falls apart (it takes one or two to learn [...]