Here we are again, getting our kiddos ready to go back to school (or in our case, already back in school)! I always loved this time of year growing up. I loved starting the school year with a new outfit, new pencils, a new binder, etc. Now as a parent, I think it’s a great [...]
Japanese style fried chicken, tori no karaage, or chicken karaage as I like to call it, is my favorite version of fried chicken, with the exception of Gus’s Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee, which I became hopelessly addicted to while in law school. Chicken karaage has a light crispy outside and a moist, tender inside, rendering [...]
Tamagoyaki (卵焼き), which translates literally to mean “grilled egg,” is a Japanese omelette made by rolling up many thin layers of cooked seasoned egg. Tamagoyaki is sweet and savory and is served for breakfast, as nigirizushi, and is very popular in bento lunches—so it is the perfect dish for my Bento Buddy series!
Halloween is right around the corner and we’re in full spook mode here at the Fuji house! Our friend Lucy is also enjoying her favorite season, and this month we’re serving up a spooky snack to celebrate: Spider Dogs with Chipotle Ketchup Webs.
Onigiri (“oh-nee-gee-ree”) are Japanese rice balls and today I’m going to show you how easy they are to make! As I was working on the material for this post, I realized that I’ve been writing about onigiri for a long time on this little piece of the inter-webs of mine. I’ve been writing about the [...]
So now that I’ve opened up the steamed bun floodgate, I can’t help myself! Today I’m sharing a recipe for Steamed Peanut Butter and Jelly Buns (aka, PB&J Man) over on The Family Kitchen. These steamed buns are a fun new twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and would make a fantastic [...]
Have you voted yet today? You can vote once every day between now and December 31st! Help me win the title of favorite Crescent Cook and be entered for the chance to win $5,000! (See more voting details at the end of this post.)* Oh, and y’all better be entering our awesome Food Ninja Contest [...]
My girls love olives, and not just because they love popping them onto the tips of their fingers. They think they are candy, and I’m not about to try and change their minds. Olives are a great source of monounsaturated fat, iron, Vitamin E, copper, and dietary fiber. With children returning to school, I thought [...]