Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Frozen Watermelon Coconut Mojitos

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The other day I bought a watermelon. 

Being a stereotypical pregnant woman, this was very exciting for me. I waited for days for the perfect moment to break into it.  

As soon as a craving struck, I split it open. It had given a deceivingly juicy sounding crack, but I was horrified to see before me not the succulent, bright color I had been dreaming of, but rather the pale pink flesh of an underripe watermelon. 

I really almost cried. I'm not kidding. Like I said, stereotypical pregnant woman. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Coconut Cream Pie From Scratch {With Boozy Option!}

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So, we have a problem.

I had been asking Samuel to rearrange our furniture in the living room for a while, ever since everything was pushed into the corners as it became a bedroom for our refugee friends for a few weeks. Being the busy man that he is, he simply hadn't gotten around to moving everything back into place. Plus he needed someone to help him since I think it's against the rules for a pregnant lady to help move furniture.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BLT Chicken Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

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I've been having kind of a hard time writing this post today.

Samuel is home, which means that both of our productivity levels are suffering. It started out with Samuel reading his book about the science of bread while I uploaded the photos for this post. Innocent enough.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

One Pan Balsamic Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

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I hope you guys all had an awesome 4th of July. We sure did. I never felt so patriotic until I moved to Germany. I guess it's just like my grandma always says, absence makes the heart grow founder!

Anyway, we had an awesome grill-out behind our apartment. Samuel made pretzel buns, my baked beans finally turned out for once, and I even made some patriotic brownies at the last minute.


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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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