i am all out of pesto and toast… which means the end is near.

seriously.  i leave in 2 days.  and i have just enough of my favorite meal (more on that later) to get me through it.  it is like it was all perfectly planned (which… it kinda was, because i am me).  america, you ready to get me back? as i imagine everyone does, the end of […]

a cough, the cold, the causeway and champ

even though the calendar says i leave germany in a lil over a week, it failed to hit me until our “big shabang” trip.  that’s when i realized the shenanigans were almost over and i would be returning to my beloved beach town soon.  this was bittersweet as i still had my cough from last […]

do they have gatekeepers here?

i didn’t know what to think.  it looked like a castle, but it was really a town.  it was a cross between bewilderment (do places like this really still exist?) and insignificance.  when you are standing next to a giant walled city, you feel pretty small and young.  these towns have survived much more than […]

show me what you got, pioneer woman

so this week’s pick a pin credit goes totally to my sissy.  she has told me many times how good this recipe is… she swears by it.  and if there is anything my sissy knows, it’s how to make your hair not frizzy, make a baby happy, and cook a good dinner. so here’s to […]

it was no green eggs and ham….

but it was authentic black forest cake and ham!  as a dedicated dessert devourer, i have desperately missed my american sweet treats.  as you can imagine, i  was thrilled to convince the hubs to drive 3 hours just for cake. saturday was, for all intensive purposes, the same as every other saturday.  we planned a […]

goodbyes, comfort food, and seconds

the hubs left for germany this weekend.  so i made comfort food. it’s shepherds pie (adapted from SkinnyTaste- you can find the original recipe here) and it was delicious. i don’t like living alone.  it causes me to talk to my dog, which makes me feel like a crazy person.  it also causes me to […]

i have to hide his veggies

i’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a loooong time.  so long in fact, that i bought all the ingredients a while ago but never found the time to make it, so i had to freeze what i could in efforts to be thrifty. i originally stumbled upon the recipe here (thanks to SkinnyTaste) and […]