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  • BAKED Lemon-Pepper Wings

    We all have at least one "go-to" recipe don't we? I have a favorite soup, my simple salad dressing, and of course, an easy party drink. Sure, as an expat I love experiencing flavors from around the world, but sometimes something classically familiar is just what hits the spot. Well these wings have become my one of my go-to's for late-night snacking, entertaining, pot lucks, and anytime I'm looking to get a taste of home. Sweet, salty, spicy and absolutely addictive!

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Bulgur Tabouleh salad

A few weeks ago met a friend for coffee-a friend I made in Bahrain. We laughed for hours about the things people don’t understand when you live in a country that is so drastically different from your own. Things that even our friends in Spain weren’t interested in because they couldn’t relate to them. We […]

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Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Married people are selfish. So youve said the magic words, you devote yourself to one person day in and day out, you promise to love and cherish, and blah blah blah. im sure there is a little part of you that hold back. Everyone who has committed a life of devotion to another being has […]

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Ramona - I would totally let you beat the socks off of me for a bowl of this gumbo. I love gumbo.. mmm. Before I saw your post I actually was thinking I need to make a gumbo sometime soon and now you really have me craving it. You definitely won this cook-off… but you both won the eat off.

Creamy, Cheesy Skinny “Hashbrown” Casserole

I’m not a sweet person. No, I don’t mean I’m not nice (well actually I’m not that nice) but I mean I prefer savory foods over sweet. My last post was about how my husband and kids all prefer sweets for breakfast. I don’t. Just thinking about starting the day with something sweet gives me […]

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Ramona - I am totally with you… I will take savory to sweet any day– Especially for breakfast! I can make a stack of pancakes and not eat one… I would much rather eat this gorgeous hashbrown casserole!

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Blackberry Glaze

  My husband sometimes tells inappropriate jokes. When Madison was a baby, people used to coo at her and say how much she looked like him. Then, with a completely straight face, he’d reply, “that’s funny, because she’s not mine.” The stranger’s face would drop, I would smack my husband while apologizing and assuring the […]

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Ramona - Mmm… sounds like a winning combination with the lemon and blackberry together. I am totally digging the glaze.