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Snacky party mix

3 Comments 05 March 2013

Expats might love the food in their host country but sometimes there’s just no substituting a flavour from home. Last week I posted about one of the foods I can’t get in the UK that I ask visitors from the States to bring. Most things that I miss from home I can either buy online […]

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Grandma’s Gingerbread Cupcakes

5 Comments 09 November 2012

Everyone knows I love cake. But this post is about more than cake. When I wake up I walk downstairs and pass through a little lobby with a big window in the door that looks out across our garden and the fields down to the river. This window faces the sunrise and in each season […]

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Why did I not know about these?

30 Comments 19 October 2012

My cousins have been here this week. The cousins brought some snacks from home to have handy for their travels. Yesterday they moved on to their next destination and left behind a few snacks to lighten the load. One of those snacks were these little orange coloured, fish shaped crackers. They kept calling them Goldfish […]

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Expat life: finding substitutes

27 Comments 06 July 2012

As part of my expat life I accept that I will not be celebrating the same things–or in the same way, as I did at home. I don’t always celebrate the Fourth of July (American Independence Day to the readers who aren’t American) but this year my husband said “do you want to go out […]

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Twice Baked Potatoes for the UK

9 Comments 24 May 2012

It sounds like a waste of time, right? Why bake the potatoes twice when once has always worked so well? American comfort food I’m not sure when or why this was developed, but I do remember I started seeing them in the States in the ’80′s and I loved them. They are a really basic […]

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Crazy Cake and Kitchen Klatter

4 Comments 02 February 2012

I wanted to tell you how I came to make Crazy Cake one summer in Oklahoma. I stayed with my grandparents for much of the summer from an early age, my summer home in the South. I spent my days dressing up Brownie, the Border Collie in my outgrown clothes, brushing her till she purred […]

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Edward Bear’s Peanut Butter Cookies

18 Comments 10 January 2012

I have a cute story to tell you. My kids may all be teenagers, but there’s still one or two ‘awwwww!’ stories I can pull out of my bag (even if, in this case, it isn’t about my own child). And because this story has been retold several times before it reached me, I may […]

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Cookies to help you forget all else

10 Comments 02 December 2011

When I was 8.5 years old I became an expat for the first time, moving from Oklahoma to Minnesota–the Minnesota Northwoods, to be precise. Pine and birch forests, lakes and rivers, and many more wild animals than I was used to in the lower Great Plains state I came from. In Oklahoma we had some […]

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Top tips for pumpkin pie (you won’t get these anywhere else)

9 Comments 23 November 2011

This post is for anyone who ever erroneously believed I am a perfect homemaker. Another title for this could be ‘A cautionary tale about making pumpkin pie while distracted.’ Caught up in the spirit of Thanksgiving but knowing I wouldn’t be hosting a dinner this year, I decided to make a pumpkin pie on Monday […]

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Angel Food Cake for British Kitchens

8 Comments 14 November 2011

This is a cake from my childhood. I often requested this for birthdays because I loved the white, light texture and the distinctive vanilla with a hint of something else (which I later discovered was almond) that I couldn’t quite put my finger on because it was so faint. It was a pretty cake, a […]

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Things you never thought about Cornbread

18 Comments 20 September 2011

Cornbread is one of those things that takes a minor paradigm shift in order to enjoy if you haven’t grown up with it. It can appear in many forms–a loaf, a cake pan, muffin cases, there’s even cast iron pans with recesses shaped like ears of corn for making it. But whatever shape it takes, […]

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Quesadillas

16 Comments 11 July 2011

Kay-sa-DEE-yas. Grate some cheese, add some nice stuff, sandwich it between two tortillas, lay flat on the frying pan, when cheese starts to melt, flip it over for 30 seconds, slide onto a plate and cut into wedges. Can any snack be any easier? Or tastier? I rustled up some of these this past weekend […]

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‘smores (and Happy Fourth of July!)

31 Comments 04 July 2011

Well it’s the Fourth of July, I had to use ‘smores today! In Britain this day is known as the American’s Independence Day. I get asked, ‘do you celebrate Independence Day even though you’re in Britain?’ When I first moved here this was briefly confusing. ‘Oh, you men The Fourth of July!’ Which is weird […]

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Mini Tuna Melts

10 Comments 27 June 2011

I found this on Martha’s site. I was Googling American snacks or something like that in an attempt to remember things I had in the States that aren’t common (or even known) here. I came across this snacky version of a popular American recipe. Calling this a ‘recipe’ glorifies it a bit, but anyway, here […]

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