Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake {With Easy Strawberry Roses!}

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So, as you may already be aware if you follow me on Instagram, I made this cheesecake for a café here in Berlin last weekend. I was sort of excited about it (GAAAAAH!). Just a little.

It was approximately 1 million degrees and humid outside that day, and the cheesecake, strawberries, and I were all sweating furiously as I made the final touches before dropping it off at the café. I now know why pregnant women aren't supposed to complain when they experience prolonged sweatshirt weather in June and that they should be careful what they wish for.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Ultimate Cookie Dough Milkshake

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"Hey, honey," Samuel said the other day, looking up from his homework, "Do you think we have a lot in common?"

I scratched my head thoughtfully, "Yeah," I said. 

My mind drifted to the chocolate ice cream in the freezer. If only it had peanut butter in it. What is it with these Germans and the lack of peanut butter in their diet? I suppose we could make our own peanut butter swirl using one of our 15-ish jars of American peanut butter we have in the cupboard... 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich

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I'm sort of a breakfast freak lately, in case you haven't noticed. It might have something to do with this baby that's been hanging out in my belly. I always wake up STARVING in the morning with the baby kicking my ribs as if to say, "Hey, I used up all your nutrients and energy with my acrobatics in the night. Now feed me, lady!"

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Single Serve Chocolate Pudding {Made in 3 Minutes in the Microwave!}

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Yes, I'm still alive. I've just been a little busy the last couple of weeks since my family came to visit all the way from the USA. I'm gonna miss those guys, especially the little munchkin pictured below prancing around in a fairytale-esque field of flowers.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Strawberry Brie Stuffed French Toast with Nutella

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Greetings and welcome to another episode of "What to Bake with Samuel's Bread". This time I wasn't even trying to get rid of the stale old stuff though. I was just really proud of these amazing baguettes he baked yesterday...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Flourless Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

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And now what you've all been waiting for... yesterday's mysterious Instagram photo revealed.

I know. You're completely amazed and impressed that I made and photographed these yesterday and am posting them less than 24 hours later. The reason that these photos haven't been left unedited on my computer for two weeks like most posts is because Samuel has school allllll day today.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sourdough Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chunks and Vanilla Cream Sauce

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As many of you people who follow me on Instagram know, Samuel has become quite the baker (see here). His amazing breads are becoming more worthy of our future bakery every day.

"Every day?" you ask.

Yeah, I'm not kidding, just about every day.

 "How can one man eat a whole loaf of bread a day?"
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Breakfast Tacos {With Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, and Avocados}

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Our crazy, chaotic life in Berlin continued:

We have guests! Some of our best friends, a Persian refugee couple, are currently out of a home as they search for an apartment, so to save them from living in a packed gymnasium like all the other refugees in their situation, they're staying in our apartment.


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