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Friday, March 24, 2017

Grandpa John's Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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I had the best grandpa.

From Grandpa, I learned how to be frugal. When we would go to Sam's Club (partly for the groceries, mostly for the free samples), he would always buy us a big pop right when we got there. He always advised us to drink it fast so we could get a refill, and as we walked out the door, he would say with a wink,

"Save that cup so you can get a free one next time."

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Naked Juice Green Machine Copycat Recipe

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Flashback to Insane Cross Country Road Trip of '17:

We climb into the car to start another day of driving. Samuel turns to me.

"Honey, you know what I was thinking we should do today?"

"Get some Naked Juice?"

*Blink blink* "How did you know?"

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

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So, here we are, back in the US for good. The whole living in Germany thing was fun, but being home is even better. We are back in my glorious home state of Michigan, less than 15 minutes away from the beautiful, sandy beaches of Lake Huron. 

The move went great (mostly). We flew from Berlin to London to Boston where we had an overnight layover. Then we flew to Denver the next day, bought a car, and then proceeded to go on a road trip to Michigan, visiting family along the way. People said we were crazy to do it. I can't say they were wrong. But I can say that I don't regret it a bit, because we had a blast. 
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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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