Homemade Green Tea Kit Kat Bars

POST UPDATE: I’m so happy to announce the Peko Peko Cookbook is finally available for sale!

Today I wanted to give you a sneak peak at a very special project a few bloggers and I have been working on.

The project is a Japanese and Japanese-inspired charity cookbook with close to 50 family friendly recipes published by Blurb and 100% of the profits will be donated to charity relief efforts in Japan.

The title of our cookbook is Peko Peko: A Charity Cookbook for Japan. “Peko peko” is a common way children say, “I’m hungry!” in Japan.

The project is being lead by three very talented food bloggers; Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama, Rachael Hutchings of La Fuji Mama, and Marc Matsumoto of No Recipes.

The image you see above is my humble contribution to the cookbook, homemade green tea kit kat bars and a glimpse of one of the close to 50 family friendly recipes you’ll find in this very special cookbook.

If you’ed like to learn more about our cookbook, contributors, or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit


Drink Wine Day

I don’t necessarily need to have a reason to enjoy a glass of good wine…

But today…

Well, it happens to be Friday, which is nice.

It also happens to be Payday, which is even nicer!

And… to top that all off… oh yeah, it’s National Drink Wine Day!

So Cheers to that! 😉


Buttermilk Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Or should I say, an evening at the Blackmarket… Blackmarket Bakery, that is.

A week or two ago Chef Rachel from the Blackmarket Bakery in Irvine, asked me if I wanted to participate in a Food Blogger Focus Group. To get some feedback on her new Cake Decorating Concept.



Panera Bread Mint Crinkle Cookie

Every now and then the family and I will stop at Panera for Sunday lunch after church. One, because it’s one of the places that if one of us suggests or has a craving for, the rest will agree too. And two, it happens to be conveniently located only a few miles from our house.



Happy New Year 2011

As we all get ready to say farewell to 2010 and make preparations to ring in the New Year… I thought I would share with you the Daydreamer Desserts Top 10 posts of 2010.