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My American Market Shopping Haul

When people ask me what I miss about America, I have two things that top the list. Going to Disneyland in California and American food. I grew up in a household that wanted me to fit in with my peers. We ate Indian food on special occasions and Sunday. I dressed casually and never learned the tongues of my parent’s homeland. So of course American goods were what I got to eat. This includes everything from the fast food to…

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Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

I love the taste of apple pie. I love the taste of pancakes. This time of the year is perfect for mixing them both into one delicious meal! For months we’ve been using a modified recipe for pancakes and I finally feel like it’s time to share it. But to add a bit of an autumn twist, I’ve added in a few new ingredients that take it to the next level. This is so that my Dutch neighbors can enjoy…

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International Chocolate Day 2018

Today is International Chocolate Day! It’s a bit of a confusing time because there’s a national chocolate day as well. However, today is just another reason to eat and enjoy that delicious dark gold! While I’m all for eating your weight in chocolate, I’ve turned over a new leaf in eating. I still love and would probably die for chocolate. But now I eat a healthy amount of it instead of eating it all in one sitting. So how else…

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How not to make a cake

We’ve all seen them. Articles and posts about making a cake that comes out looking like heaven on a platter. It feels so good to picture ourselves creating such a masterpiece and enjoying it still warm from the oven. But how often do we commit to making them? Usually never, am I right? Baking usually requires a reason. I like baking cookies because I’m craving something from home. I can’t buy sugar cookies here. I make them instead. My Dutch…

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A care package from California

I think that even though I don’t act like it, I’m very much a Californian girl. Our current home isn’t comfy enough until I’ve turned up the heat to 32°C (which is about 89.6°F). I’ve been dreaming about wearing shorts again. And of course the strange and delicious foods of America makes me long for home. I was so excited to see that my mom had prepared a small care package for me that was filled with my favorite treats.…

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Thanksgiving in Holland

Long time readers know know that we didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving last year. Booker was just a baby and she was so sick at the time… Sander and I weren’t concerned about anything else but the wellbeing of our small pup. I’m so far away from home, in a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving so I knew at some point I had to do something. Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for life and everything in it. Family, friends, everyone…

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Halloween Party: Good Eats

The Dutch don’t Halloween (it’s getting better!) but I wanted to bring a bit of that here. In America, Halloween parties revolve around spooky costumes, fun friends and fantastic food. Since I wasn’t going to dress up, I decided to cook up some of my favorite Halloween treats. Holiday inspired goodies I put together some mummy frankfurters (traditional hot dogs don’t exist here!) It was so weird to buy a can of wieners for our meal! There were 7-8 inside…

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

There are pros and cons living overseas during  the autumn months. One pro is you get to see the seasons change (I couldn’t previously because California has summer year round). One con, however, is that if I want something very American, a Pumpkin Spice Latte for example, I need to make it myself. Over the past few months I’ve tried recreating some American favorites with mixed results. Which is why none of these previous attempts ever made it online! The…

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Lifestyle Living in California

The Mission Inn and our California Vacation

Sander and I have finally arrived back in California! We’ve been planning this trip for months. The time had finally arrived for us to board the plane and see my family. It’s been around eight months since I was last home. As soon as we touched down at LAX and I took in a large breath of smoggy LA air, I knew it wasn’t a dream. Our first few days were spent at home. We celebrated Easter and recovered from…

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