We have been partaking in our fair share of mochi eating during this new year. Our new year used to be about eating cakes and candies still holding out from Christmas and securing good luck with something made out of black eyed peas. Now, we proudly indulge in glutinous rice that has been pounded into something like looks like cookie dough. It actually goes with just about everything you might put in cookie dough though, so it's a fair trade. Our favorite way: baked in the toaster oven and then topped with walnuts and honey.