Archives for the ‘Cooking’ Category

The past couple months and a big announcement…

Wow! It’s been over 2 months since I updated this blog. We’ve been a busy family these past couple months! Here’s what we’ve been up to since I last posted… I spent a weekend at a women’s conference in Haarlam, Netherlands which included a fun trip to the tulip gardens.   Drew surprised me with […]

Homemade Goldfish Crackers.

My precious little one year old found her first addiction while we were in the US: goldfish crackers.  They are hands down her new favorite snack. Not only does she love the taste of the little fish, she also loves playing with them, pretending each and every one is swimming in the sea before she […]

The {8th} Blue Cake…

A few weeks ago Drew and I celebrated our 7th Wedding anniversary with a trip to the island of Kos, Greece. Overall we had a great time exploring the island of Kos and taking a day trip to the island of Patmos, but our trip did present us with one challenge: how would we keep […]

Squealing like a pig.

There is nothing better than getting home after a long and somewhat boring day of German class and discovering a surprise package waiting for me. Such was my luck this afternoon. I unlocked the front door, walked up the four steps to our mailbox area, and there it was.  Predominantly displayed on the ledge above […]

My dozen is smaller than yours…

Look closely at the above picture- see anything *unusual* about it? Count the eggs. That’s right Ladies and Gentlemen… there are only 10 eggs in this pack. Why? I honestly have no idea why- that’s just how they are sold here in Germany. (One theory I have, and it’s only a theory, is that they […]

Coodle my Knödel

There is an entire aisle at our supermarket dedicated to Potato products, with the majority of them being Knödel. It one of the aisle’s that we tend to walk down when we have a little extra time (the other being the baking aisle). We usually take a little time to ponder the many options set […]

Taste Test

There it was, peering up at me from within the white refrigerated compartment. The red bag glistened in the florescent store light. It was calling to me. It had a different name than I was used to, but it looked pretty similar and it was made by the same company. My heart skipped a beat […]


I thought it was a an urban legend, but it’s actually true: If you beat cream long enough you will get butter. I discovered this fact by accident this past week while making trying to make chocolate mousse. Chocolate Mousse. It’s one of my favorite go-to desserts. Quick, easy and tasty, my simple version of […]

Have you tried them?

My taste buds experienced a little bit of heaven this week. Straight from a friend’s garden, these little yellow fruits found themselves in a bowl before me. I peered in. They looked like grapes, and were only a tiny bit larger. What were they? I had to find out. I took the plunge and bit […]


This picture might be a little dramatic. But- it was a pretty dramatic event when we had an unwanted fire in our apartment this last week. Yikes. Ok, let me back up a little to explain… Hannover is not Pasadena. (And now I will take a moment to be 12 years old again and say […]