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What do you do with your weekly leftovers?

February 7, 2013


Each week when I plan my meals, I usually include one day for leftovers. In fact, did you know there is a National Leftover Day Celebration every year? It’s celebrated every year on Black Friday – you know – the day after Thanksgiving? OK – so maybe it isn’t a national holiday – but it […]

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Did you know today is World Nutella Day?

February 5, 2013


It is a well known fact that I have a serious affinity for Nutella. For me Nutella is more than a chocolate hazelnut yummy spread – it is a mindset. It’s about taking the time to enjoy the little things like painted toe nails… and the not so little things like the key to our […]

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Quick and Easy Frozen Yogurt

August 23, 2012


We eat a lot of yogurt. Let me rephrase that. We used to eat a lot of yogurt. In Germany, this was a common afternoon snack for our children. But this summer, with the temperatures over 100 in El Paso, I’ve favored fresh veggies and fruit – finger food type things that have very little […]

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One more bowl of Homie’s Spaghetti Eis. Check!

May 18, 2012


I hope our children will remember our summers in Germany – especially our local ice cream man who always slips them extra gummy bears. Thank You Homie! You will always be part of our favorite memories in Germany! And my love handles… Do you have a neighborhood ice cream truck? What is your favorite flavor? […]

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Omelet wraps for “a quick breakfast for after PT”

March 28, 2012


My husband’s alarm goes off around 530am every weekday morning so he can get ready for PT. “P.T.” which stands for Physical Training, usually last an hour, sometimes more. Then he is home to shower, eat breakfast, and be back in time for a 9am formation. Which leads me to our conversation the other day […]

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Homemade Shamrock Shakes… with Schnapps!

March 3, 2012


Remember the other day when I was tweeting, pinning, and therefore understandably craving Shamrock Shakes? Here’s the problem. McDonald’s in Germany? Yeah, they don’t make Shamrock Shakes in March over here. WHAT?!??!!? Now don’t get me wrong. I looooove me some McDonalds in Germany… Chilli seasoned fries… and Nutella Crossants… and their Lattes to go… […]

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Addicted to Nutella, Pie, and Instagram

January 24, 2012


So the other day a friend of mine left me a lovely link on facebook to a Nutella Recipe. YAY! Which led me to a website stating that yesterday, January 23rd, was National Pie Day. WAIT. just. a second. Did someone forget to send me the Memo?!?! (or is it under the stack of papers […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Homemade Cream Cheese Icing

January 7, 2012


Confession #1 This amazing cake was a product of only two things. The beautiful marriage between a box of Spice Cake mix and half a can of Pumpkin Puree. Confession #2 Instead of using a proper Bundt Cake pan to make a proper Bundt Cake… (Because proper King Cakes are supposed to be an oval.) […]

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The cupcakes for kindergarten experiment

December 12, 2011


The materials for the experiment… the helper… the first and second attempt… cookie sheet = fail. cupcake sheet = fail. will report back tomorrow after I go to the commissary for more supplies… Household6 Out.

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Easy cake mix pumpkin muffins

December 3, 2011


I’ve been hearing here and there about pumpkin muffins made simply with cake mix and puree pumpkin. So I set about an experiment the other day with Ms Betty and Mr Duncan as contestants. Each performed beautifully in the taste category. However I thought Ms Betty (left) did much better in the beauty pageant category. […]

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