Thursday, May 17, 2018

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Cupcakes (Gluten, Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free)

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My future (in 8 days!!) sister-in-law and I spent a couple of days in the last few weeks making about a couple hundred cupcakes for her wedding and freezing them.

My poor, celiac mouth watered as I surveyed them all lined up like an army across my kitchen counters.

"Aren't there a few other gluten free people coming to the wedding?" I asked, with all the nonchalance I could muster.

"Yeah, I think so," said the bride.

"Oh," I said, "and what about..." I racked my brain, "Milk allergies! I know there are some of those people coming."

"Yeah, I think you're right."

"One of our nephews has a peanut allergy!"

"Ok."

"So I was wondering," I said, casually flicking a dried up piece of frosting off of my shirt, "Do you think maybe I should make a couple dozen cupcakes for the allergy people, or.....?"

"Oh sure, good idea!"



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Friday, April 27, 2018

Small Batch One Bowl Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten Free}

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Let's be honest, when you find yourself in a situation where you need to make gluten free cookies, you usually don't need to make five dozen. Whether it's for you or for your poor, pitiable celiac friend.

Of course, sometimes, in the case that you are the celiac in question (which happens to be my case), there are also those desperate times when you do, in fact, need to make five dozen all for yourself, but that recipe will be for another day.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

French Toast Sticks for One

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It was the day after I had finally finished making my new DIY backdrops. They were finally dry and I was in the biggest suspense wondering how they would look in photos.

I got big guy down for a nap and baby girl happy in her swing and started searching the cupboards and fridge looking for some kind of inspiration for a post. Moldy green beans and rotten apples flew over my shoulders as I dug. I was getting more desperate with each passing moment. I knew the kids wouldn't sleep long. This was my only chance.


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Amazing Carrot Cake Loaf with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

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So if you have been following me on Instagram, you have seen that even though I do not possess the time/sanity to cook you new recipes to post with a 1 1/2 year old and a newborn around, I somehow found the time/sanity to create 8 new homemade photo backdrops (see here).

Well maybe not the sanity, but we'll get there hopefully (someday).

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Baby Number Two!

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She's finally here!!!!

This sweet little lady was born almost three weeks ago now, and not a moment too soon. In fact, several moments too late, if you ask me. She was five days overdue, as anyone within a shouting distance of me was very tired of hearing in the last few weeks there.

Really, I'm sorry for being such a complainer, but imagine carrying around this chunky 9 pound 6 ounce baby in your belly for almost a week over the due date. Yes, that's right NINE POUNDS and SIX OUNCES. I am quite proud. Especially because she broke the record as the fattest newborn of all of her many cousins, which is quite an amazing feat, considering she was the 47th.

Just look at those rolls of fat on her arms!
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Perfect Chocolate Mousse

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Hello, and welcome to my first post of 2018! January may be half over, but (as usual) I have some great excuses! 

First of all, Samuel now has an official deadline to finish his thesis to get his degree (after which he will have to fly all the way back to Berlin to defend it), so he has been working on it like crazy. Since we share a computer, this means no computer for me.

Two: I am in full nesting mode for this baby who is due in LESS THAN A MOOOONTH. I find myself spending 90% of the time writing elaborate and organized lists of things to do and buy before baby is born and the rest of the time cooking and freezing meals, cleaning, scrubbing, organizing, eating pickles, etc. 

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Top 10 Posts of 2017

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2017 has been a crazy year for us. 

We moved twice over 8 time zones, from Germany to Michigan to Wyoming. We've been to Venice (see the post here) and Boston, spent tons of time on Lake Huron and in magnificent mountains of Wyoming, I made 200 sugar cookies and a wedding cake back to back (not to mention my sister's wedding cake in December). We found out we're expecting another baby (a month and a half from now!!!!!!!!) and our current baby turned one in October. 

Yep, it's been a good year. And now, what you've been waiting for, the top 10 most popular recipes of 2017!
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Amazing Roasted Almonds {German Christmas Market Style}

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Christmas time is the time I find myself pining away for our old life in Berlin the most. Why? 

Christmas markets.

I introduced you the "Weihnachtsmarkt" (aka Christmas Market) in this post last year where I shared with you a recipe for Christmas market "Glühwein" (mulled wine). But even with my "Herrnhuterstern" from the market hanging in my window and a warm mug of Glühwein in my hands, something was still missing. 


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