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While the Cat’s Away…

My husband sometimes has to go away on long business trips of a month or more.  I don’t want to spend this whole time eating out or reheating frozen trays. ...

A excerpt from the notebook I use to plan bigger meals--this showing plating ideas for a duck dish and a shopping list.

Laura’s Rules of Entertaining

Considering that the holiday season is now winding down, I probably should have published this post sooner but, like many of you out there, I was very busy the past ...

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Thyme and Gruyere Gougeres: Impressive yet easy party appetizers

Last night I attended a party with the spouses club.  The spouses club is an unofficial group that formed out of a need to develop friendships with like-minded people and ...

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Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt: The food of a traditional Christmas Market

One thing I have learned while living here is that Germans love ...
Buying dirndl and lederhosen (and, later, a beer hat) for Stuttgart's Oktoberfest

Moving to Stuttgart, Germany: The Prologue

I feel like I need to start this post with two disclaimers, ...
While Sam was carving the turkey, I snuck into the kitchen for an "action shot." The turkey was perfect--crisp skin and juicy, succulent meat.

Happy Friendsgiving: Celebrating Turkey Day in a Foreign Country

For pretty much all  of my life, I lived around Washington D.C. ...

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Perfect French Onion Soup

The warm, salty broth, the sweet onions, the cheese… oh the cheese.  To be perfectly honest, it was the cheese that first made me fall in love with this gooey delight of a soup. The soup itself was secondary.  That is until I got a job at a cheese and wine bar and had their […]

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While the Cat’s Away…

My husband sometimes has to go away on long business trips of a month or more.  I don’t want to spend this whole time eating out or reheating frozen trays. This means I have to figure our how to cook for one so I don’t have a massive waste of leftovers.  It also means I […]

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A excerpt from the notebook I use to plan bigger meals--this showing plating ideas for a duck dish and a shopping list.

Laura’s Rules of Entertaining

Considering that the holiday season is now winding down, I probably should have published this post sooner but, like many of you out there, I was very busy the past week with houseguests (my husband’s old room mate), entertaining (Christmas Even dinner) and general holiday shenanigans (consuming lots of wine, playing Cards Against Humanity).  We […]

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Thyme and Gruyere Gougeres: Impressive yet easy party appetizers

Last night I attended a party with the spouses club.  The spouses club is an unofficial group that formed out of a need to develop friendships with like-minded people and we try to have one outing a month, usually at a restaurant in town. “Why spouses only?” you might ask. The fact of moving overseas […]

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Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt: The food of a traditional Christmas Market

One thing I have learned while living here is that Germans love their festivals. Fests happen all throughout the year and are usually centered around two things: food and alcohol. During this cold and dark time of year (really, I haven’t seen any sun in over a week, just white/grey skies) the twinkling lights of a […]

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Buying dirndl and lederhosen (and, later, a beer hat) for Stuttgart's Oktoberfest

Moving to Stuttgart, Germany: The Prologue

I feel like I need to start this post with two disclaimers, so here they are: This is not a food-focused post. But I moved to Europe and that’s interesting (right?) I am happy here, there will be some complaints in what follows but my overall attitude is positive. I got the idea for this […]

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While Sam was carving the turkey, I snuck into the kitchen for an "action shot." The turkey was perfect--crisp skin and juicy, succulent meat.

Happy Friendsgiving: Celebrating Turkey Day in a Foreign Country

For pretty much all  of my life, I lived around Washington D.C. and loved it.  This past July, I boarded a plane with an unhappy cat and a one-way ticket to Stuttgart, Germany to start a new life in Europe. I will detail more about my first months in Germany in a following post, but […]

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Returning Soon!

I’ve moved to Germany, I’ve eaten some wurst, I’ve cursed at the tiny oven that won’t fit my roasting pan.  Now I’m ready to start blogging again.

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French-ified Shrimp and Grits

To my North Carolinian in-laws: proceed with caution–a Northerner is attempting/messing with one of your classic dishes. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? When my father-in-law first discovered that I loved to cook he would often say that he would love to see me “make a grit.” Now, I had eaten grits before […]

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The full meal--I also dip my chips in the melty pimento cheese.

Rosemary Potato Chips

As I’ve mentioned on here before, my husband is obsessed with golf.  And if you know golf, then you know that this is a very special weekend.  It’s Masters weekend. In my house this means a lot of golf on the TV and a lot of giggling on my part as Thomas waxes poetic about […]

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