Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to See Venice on a Budget

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A few weeks ago, I was sitting around feeling overwhelmed about packing to move to the US. I turned to Samuel, who happened to be writing a paper for school, and said, "Hey, what about our one last trip in Europe before we move?"

Samuel sighed and got up and pointed to the calendar, "These three days I am free. You can plan a trip if you want, but just try to make it cheap."

About an hour later, I had booked flights and a hotel in Venice.

Even on the plane we were thinking, "What are we doing?! We don't have time to be taking this trip!"

But as soon as we stepped into the city, we knew we had made the right decision.


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Prosciutto wrapped Brie Bites with Rosemary Crusted Walnuts

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The day is quickly approaching (18 days!!!) until we move from Berlin back to the US.

How do I feel about this? Excited, sentimental, happy, sad, and totally underprepared, to name a few of my many bursting emotions. But (most of all?) frantic to enjoy as much of the amazingly underpriced foods here in Germany as possible before I leave.


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Creamy Mini Meatball and Brussels Sprout Penne

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When you're preparing to move across the Atlantic Ocean in less than a month and working on cramming all of your life's possessions into one suitcase every day between your baby's diaper explosions and sporadic naps, sometimes the only thing standing between you and complete insanity is a big, cheesy pan of creamy pasta.

And when I say you, I actually mean me.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Top 10 Recipes of 2016

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Happy new year and guten Rutsch!

New Years Eve in Germany is a crazy Business. You'll never see so many fireworks at one time. Everyone is shooting them off in the middle of every street until it's so smoky that you can't even see them anymore. Fun stuff.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Glühwein {German Mulled Wine}

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I realize I haven't given you much of a taste of German cuisine while I've lived here in Berlin.

That is about to change.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Sourdough Bagels

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If you know me at all, you probably guessed that I am not the maker of these bagels. Firstly, because I am known to destroy anything that requires the least amount of patience and/or precision and secondly, because you know that Samuel is the master bread baker around here.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins

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I suppose it's to be expected, since this is the first recipe I made up and photographed since the chub was born, but I was having an awful time getting these muffins right. 

I could blame it on being sleep-deprived or just being rusty from my lack of baking over the past five weeks, but I think instead I'll blame it on the fact that the sun is already starting to set right now at THREE IN THE AFTERNOON. I think my brain must look something like the shriveled cactus sitting on my window sill that died of sunlight starvation.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Racine Pecan Kringle

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Happy Halloween! As usual, I kind of failed on the posting seasonal/holiday themed recipes thing. No spider web cupcakes or caramel apples here!

I don't know if it's defiance or laziness that makes me do these things, but contrary to what you may think, kringle actually has no relation to Kris Kringle or Christmas whatsoever so it's perfectly fine for me to post it on Halloween. Yes, it actually is!

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