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February 23, 2019

Corn Chowder is one of my favorite clean out the pantry type of recipes. I normally always have the ingredients on hand and it is ready in 30 or so minutes. This recipe could easily turn vegetarian by substituting veggie stock and avoiding the bacon. 



February 11, 2019

Yes, yes, yes, this is another recipe for cheesecake made in the Instant Pot. This recipe pays homage to This Old Gal's classic tried and tested recipe, but updated to fit my European ingredients. I strongly suggest that if you are interested in making this, check out...

January 22, 2019

Sometimes as an expat one craves "bad American Chinese food" and this is a pretty easy fix for this - great flavor and sticky sweet sauce. This is a super easy meal to make ahead of time and then reheat when it is time for dinner. 



January 14, 2019

French Macarons are an addiction of mine and I was going broke paying €2,75 each at Ladurée so I decided to learn how to make them myself. These are time intensive for a very small yield, but they are so worth it. 

This is a slightly different recipe from...

January 6, 2019

Nothing brings me greater joy in my kitchen than making my own chicken stock. European chicken are about half the size of American chickens, so we typically roast two at a time so we eat one at dinner and then have chicken for the rest of the weeks meals (example: Crus...

December 25, 2018

For the major holidays growing up we would always either do ravioli or lasagna. I shared our ravioli recipe with you last Easter, so it is only fitting I share the lasagna one for Christmas. My grandmother's handwritten notes were so cryptic ("use back of Barilla box e...

December 23, 2018

If you like a crunchy - no chew in these cookies at all - chocolate chip cookie, this is the recipe for you. 

Many will be aghast that I am publishing this recipe - it has been a closely guarded secret  for many a year. This recipe has been worked and reworked and ad-li...

December 7, 2018

It is not a holiday in our family, especially Christmas, without sugar cookies. It is a wonderful recipe to make with children and the memories of baking with my grandmother for the holidays are some I still cherish. These sugar cookies make great gifts and freeze real...

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