To My Mom on Her Birthday

Over the years, friends have asked about the secret ingredient in my mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies.  Many have tried to recreate her delicious treats, but few have mastered the art.

This past weekend, my mother and I baked her cookies together, and I discovered her secret ingredient….love.  My mother pours her selfless heart into each cookie, just like she does with everything and everyone in her life.

My mother is caring, thoughtful, giving, wonderful, fun, joyous, loving, and entertaining.  I love her so much.  Happy birthday!!

Check out our video from our baking adventure:

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The Making of Sweet and Sour Meatballs

In an attempt to reach a broader audience, I am creating content unrelated to my Kindle Scout Campaign.  Tonight, I created a cooking video sponsored by my book, The Curse of the Winklevoss Twins.  I hope you enjoy it, share it, and vote for my book!

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Japanese Onigiri and Elvin Lembas, the same thing?!

Yesterday, I ventured to a new lunch spot and tasted onigiri for the first time. As I bit into the delicious sushi-like sandwich, I couldn’t help but think about Lord of the Rings and their Elvin bread, Lembas.

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ONIGILLY [Oh-Knee-Ghee-Lee] is a traditional Japanese fast food known as onigiri, or rice balls, that dates back over 2,300 years. Samurai carried these rice balls with them during war for a quick meal…sound familiar?

Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them. One will keep a traveler on his feet for a day of long labour, even if he be one of the tall men of Minas Tirith.“—The Fellowship of the Ring, “Farewell to Lorien

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Guess I live in a real-life fantasy land.