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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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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Candy Cane Brownies

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I'm back! And in hopes that you will forgive me for my brief absence, I bear gifts of fudgy, flourless brownies topped with a fluffy peppermint cream cheese frosting and studded with the delicate crunch of candy canes. 

Am I forgiven?
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Cranberry Cream Cheese Crumble Bars

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If there's one thing that I love as much as sweet potatoes (or dare I say... even more??) it's cranberries.

That's why I am totally stealing this old post of mine from 2011 and remaking it. Partly also because those pictures were horrid and partly because I wanted to try them out gluten free because I NEED these bars in my life right now and I hadn't figured out my gluten problem way back then when I made up this recipe. So basically I was just unknowingly poisoning myself with every beautiful, wonderful bite I was enjoying.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Perfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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In case you haven't guessed from my pen name, sweet potatoes (AKA yams) are pretty much my favorite thing ever. So why has it taken me almost seven years of blogging to finally post my favorite recipe for my favorite food? I can't tell you. All I know is that I'm here doing it now.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Microwave Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

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So tell me, does the candy corn scattered in this beautiful, crunchy mess make you gag or did your mouth start watering for it as soon as you flipped the calendar to October? 

I know there are strong feelings about candy corn. I wasn't sure what mine were though. I thought that maybe, being pregnant and all, I might eat the entire bag in one sitting (I mean, my mouth started inexplicably watering when I saw this video for Pickle Cupcakes on Facebook yesterday, so I really have no idea what weird things this baby will make me do). 
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cream Cheese Swirled Pumpkin Muffins {With Gluten Free Option}

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So... I sat down about four hours ago to write this post for you about the most moist and luscious pumpkin muffins you will ever eat in your life, but I decided to quickly check my email first. 

Bad idea. 

Lo and behold, I had an email from Snapfish saying I had a gift of a FREE 5x7 photo book. I immediately set to work going through every, single photo from the last 12 months to make a book of my baby's first year. 

Yes, that's right, my little baby boy isn't a little baby boy anymore. He's a 1 year old. *sob, choke, splutter, cough*

But luckily, my baby fever will soon be satiated (in February, to be exact, in case you haven't heard). 
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