It’s been quite a few years since we’ve visited Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe. We recently stopped in to check out some of their new dessert items I had seenĀ in their Instagram feed.

The cafe offers a variety of macarons, shaved ice, cakes, sandwiches and drinks.

Tofu is drizzled with bang bang sauce and fresh chopped scallions for an easy, light and refreshing summer dish that doesn’t require any cooking.


These Japanese-inspired grilled rice balls are a fun and easy side to serve at your next outdoor grilling event.

With the weather warming up, we’ve been doing a lot of grilling and I’ve been testing out fun grilling recipes for upcoming house parties. I always like to offer some dishes that aren’t the typical ones you’ll find at BBQ events, like these grilled rice balls. The rice balls are brushed with a teriyaki marinade and then grilled until the outsides are crispy. It’s a delicious and fun way to eat rice.