Mexican Layer Dip

I sometimes get a craving for Tex Mex from back home. You just can’t find good Tex Mex here. A dip my mom used to make for parties was this Mexican Layer Dip. I could eat it by the spoonful. It has some Tex Mex flavors in it and is a bit of a comfort food for me. It reminds me of home.


I am the designated birthday cake baker normally. And I love it this way! All through out college, I always prepared the birthday cakes for my friends and roommates when a birthday rolled around. For me, it was not most important to have Jell-o shots for the party, but a birthday cake! Granted sometimes I made a compromise and made a cake with liquor for a 21st birthday. This did not always go as planned. One memorable cake was so… Read more »

Spinach and feta pinwheels

I was having a goodbye breakfast at work and I wanted to bring something else in addition to the traditional German breakfast, which consists of bread rolls, sliced meats, and cheeses. Still after living here for some time, I have not gotten quite used to the typical breakfast. My favorite breakfast looks normally more like this. I stumbled across this recipe after a bit of Googling. Below it is in English. It was very simple and quick to put together… Read more »

Best Kale Salad

I say it time and time again and it never stops ringing true – It is the little things in life. I truly believe it is the little things in life that bring me happiness, whether it is an unexpected postcard in the mail or arriving home to a delicious dinner on the table or finding a special ingredient (as is often the case in Germany!). It seems quite silly really when thinking about the happiness that finding some random… Read more »

Avocado egg sandwich

When I have had a long day at the office and I come home feeling especially ravenous, I want something quick for dinner! The last thing I feel like doing is heading to the supermarket, then heading home and cooking it all up. Plus first I have the daunting task of deciding on something to make. Choices choices. When I was younger, my mom made us egg in the holes as a quick “I don’t feel like cooking” dinner. This… Read more »