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Chai Eggnog

This Chai Eggnog recipe is lightened up a bit, quick and easy to prepare, and simmered with vanilla and chai tea bags for an extra delicious kick.  Feel free to spike your eggnog with a pour of bourbon, rum or brandy if you’d like. As much as we’re loving...

Egg Roll Soup

This Egg Roll Soup recipe brings together all of those irresistible egg roll flavors we love…in a soup!!  It’s quick and easy to make, and easy to customize with pork, chicken, or mushrooms (<– if you’d like to make it vegan). 2017 has officially been deemed the Year Of The...

Pasta with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Kale

This seasonal Pasta with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Kale recipe is quick and easy to make, it’s seasoned with savory balsamic vinegar and garlic, and it’s so beautiful and delicious!  Ever since I started working from home about five years ago, I’ve faithfully spent my lunch break most days with a...

Herb-Loaded Chicken Noodle Soup

This Herb-Loaded Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is simmered with loads of fresh herbs, for an extra fresh and flavorful twist. For the first time in nearly a decade… …I have a garden again! Even better?  It’s the cutest little herb garden, spread out between our four little balconies here in...

Chocolate Roll

This traditional Chocolate Roll recipe (a.k.a. “Chocolate Swiss Roll”) is easy to customize with your favorite filling — traditional cream cheese, chocolate, peppermint, or whatever other creative idea you might have.  It’s also easy to make ahead of time and freeze, and it is perfect for entertaining! And…the third roll’s...

Mexican Vegetable Beef Soup

This Mexican Vegetable Beef Soup recipe is full of tender steak, potatoes and veggies, and made with the most comforting tomato-chile broth.  Stove-top, Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and Crock-Pot (slow cooker) instructions included below. Brrrr.  Baby, it’s getting cold outside here in Barcelona! Ok, “cold” is probably a relative term here on...

5-Ingredient Carnitas Soup

This 5-Ingredient Carnitas Soup recipe is quick and easy to make, and it’s the perfect use for leftover carnitas!  Stove-top, Instant Pot, and Slow Cooker instructions are all included. A few weeks ago, we had a very important milestone in our lives as newbie expats living in Barcelona. You guys, we...

2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES!!!

Because let’s be real…who on earth wants to brave those crazy shopping malls this time of year?! ‘Tis the season to “add to cart” from the comfort of your cozy, warm, blissful home, if you ask me.  Preferably with some cookies baking in the oven, some Christmas tunes finally playing, maybe a...

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

This Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is quick and easy to make with just 7 ingredients, it’s naturally gluten-free (no butter or flour!), and it’s irresistibly delicious.  Like, seriously. This weekend marks exactly one month since we have been living in Barcelona.  And now that we’re finally all moved into our (second) apartment, I’ve been officially feeling...

Our 25 Most Popular Thanksgiving Sides, Desserts and Drinks!

Basically…everything but the turkey.  😋 I’ve rounded up a collection of all of our readers’ favorite tried and true Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to be a hit around your table this holiday season.  From modern stuffings (including a gluten-free/vegan option) to old-school casseroles (here’s lookin’ at you sweet potatoes and green...

Cranberry Crisp

This delicious Cranberry Crisp recipe is made with lots and lots of fresh cranberries, it’s easy to prep ahead of time, and it’s the perfect holiday dessert!  Feel free to bake it up in a 9-x-9-inch baking dish, or in cute little mini individual ramekins. Soooo, confession. Cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving has...

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

This Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes recipe is ultra-easy to make, full of great flavor, and super-speedy in your pressure cooker! Over the past few weeks, Barclay and I have been taking lots of little field trips to explore the various markets in our new neighborhood in Barcelona.  And each time, I come...