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, Kale and Parmesan (Vegetarian)

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...

Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Lights!

Hey friends!  We’re back today with the second video in our series about Christmas in Barcelona, and today’s subject is near and dear to my exterior-illumination-loving heart… …Christmas lights! For weeks and weeks, Barclay and I watched during the daytime as thousands of lights were strung across all of the streets...

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...

Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Markets! (VIDEO)

Happy December, friends! Hope that this holiday season finds each of you well, and snuggled up somewhere this weekend with a nice crackling fire or a warm mug of hot cocoa with some twinkly lights nearby. ✨ Here in Barcelona, the Christmas season is already in full swing, and the city is abuzz...

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...

Gimme Some Barcelona | November Update! (VIDEO)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 🦃 🍁 💛 We’re missing all of you in the States lots and lots today, and hope that each of you have a delicious and gratitude-filled day ahead, surrounded by those you love.  It’s 70 degrees and sunny today here in Barcelona (nooo complaints here), and our Friendsgiving celebration with...

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...