See you soon!

“I’d rather have a passport full of stamps, than a house full of stuff” Hey lovies! It’s that time of year. The kids are out of school, relatives are visiting from out-of-town, so much to do in such little time. And as much as I would love to just stay in the house and cook […]

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Mixed Berry Crumble

Here in Germany, there is a tradition called ‘Nachttisch’ which really means evening desserts. It is not often that I prepare dessert during the week because sometimes are days can get pretty long. I try to make that a weekend delight so there is always something to look forward to. But today was special because baby […]

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Crunchy Coconut Shrimp

Hey love bugs! Yesssss! Its time for seafood again. It is indeed my second love as most of you know. I rarely go a week without it. And with good reason. It has been a staple in my diet my entire life. Growing up in the Caribbean, how could I not love the stuff. I […]

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Refreshing Watermelon Juice

It always seems harder to cool down when its hot, than it is to warm up when its cold. I find that fact holds true on days like this. Here in Germany, it never really gets super hot. Maybe there are a few days out of the entire summer where it becomes unbearable. Unlike in the Caribbean where […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Tart (No Bake)

Bless me fellow bloggers, for I have strayed.  It’s been a few days since my last confession. . . I have eating my fair share of desserts but have neglected my first love. I have given into pressures of creating new and interesting things for the sake of others, while my dear chocolate laid patiently […]

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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler Made Healthy

You know summer is almost here when we start breaking out the peach cobbler recipes. After living in the American southern state of Georgia for a few years, I gained a fond appreciation of this deep dish fruit pie. The yummy buttery sweet goodness, is a staple in most restaurants there and dinner tables across the south. […]

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Not Your Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread!

This recipe brings back so much memories from my childhood. My grandmother’s banana bread was packed with so many bananas, walnuts and other goodies that there was no confusion over what you were eating. No mysterious ingredients and no additives; not that it needed any. This bread lasted all of 20 minutes if that much. […]

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Almond Custard Tartlets

Sunday was Mother’s day. A day when we honor the givers of life. Its been a few years since I’ve been able to spend this day with my own mother given the thousands of miles and oceans between us. But I never neglect to honor the woman who has sacrificed so much for me. I could never […]

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It’s As Easy As Pie! Lemon Meringue Pie

Spring always has a way of making me feel all warm inside. Its that happy time of year when the flowers are blooming, the trees are full and every thing is so bright and cheerful. When it comes to dessert for spring, it should be as easy as PIE! Yep, pies are that wonderfully light dessert that you can […]

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Family Time at Our House!

There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to have that proper family time we all deserve. With busy schedules of work, school, gymnastic, tournaments here and there, projects etc, being able to fit in some quality time can be a bit tricky but can be done. We have found that for our family the best […]

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A Very Berry Ice Cream

Is it really cheating when you find an easier way to simplify a process? Why work harder when you can work smarter. Traditionally, most ice cream recipes call for tempering of eggs or cooking process which can take a bit of time. Its a step I reserve for deeper stronger flavors like chocolate, pecan and […]

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The Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes w/Mascarpone Frosting

What is Easter without carrot cake? Better yet cupcakes? When I was growing up my aunt Bea always made the best carrot cakes. I use to watch so intensely to find out what was the secret to her moist masterpiece. Maybe it was the mysterious blend of spices she sprinkled in, or the ratio of cream cheese to butter she […]

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