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Cakes | Icing

Swiss Meringue Buttercream (with step-by-step photos)

My favorite icing to use for celebration cakes is Swiss meringue buttercream. It is not to sweet and has a silky mouth-feel. It is very spreadable and holds up quite well to piping. When I started making cakes, I was icing them with American buttercream.  This is mainly a lot of powdered sugar and butter.  […]

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Mama Meals

Easy-Peasy Ramen for one

Ramen has always been one of my quick go-to meals. As a young corporate employee, instant noodles were quick to prepare when hunger struck. Now, I’ve upgraded it a bit by making my own broth. I wanted to start a category of Mama Meals, which are single-serving, easy to make, lunches or snacks. I kick […]

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T-rex at Dinosaur Park Echternach
Becca's Corner

Dinosaur Park Visit (Dinosaurierpark Teufelsschlucht)

Last weekend, on our monthly trip to visit my in-laws in Germany, we took the kids (my daughter, Becca and her cousin Paul) to the Dinosaur Park Teufelsschlucht (Dinosaurier Park Teufelsschlucht). The weather was nice and cool, which was perfect for a nice family outing. The dinosaur park is located in Ernzen, Germany, right at the […]

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cacio e pepe potatoes
Family Table | Sides

Pecorino Romano Oven Roasted Potatoes

I really wanted to make Potatoes Anna by Deb from Smitten Kitchen (see here), once I saw her post it on Instagram. It is a very delectable looking gallette. I had all the ingredients, but I didn’t read the instructions beforehand.  It needed an hour in the oven plus preparation time! I cannot slice potatoes […]

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oven-roasted broccoli
Family Table | Sides

Oven-roasted Broccoli

Would you believe my almost 2-year old daughter likes broccoli? But only if it’s roasted in the oven.  She used to eat only the stalks, but she surprised us tonight by eating the florets as well. Yes, the stalk of the broccoli is edible. I used to throw those out, until I read somewhere that […]

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