Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies | Holiday Baking

It’s that time of year, lots of baking,  and hot chocolate drinking is underway. Presents are being wrapped and put under the tree. Carols are being sung. And, in our case, a 1-year old is being chased around and blocked from getting close to the Christmas tree and inevitably, our little guy, is being photographed…

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Baked Ginger Soy Chicken Breasts

Both in Rwanda and Cote d’Ivoire, we’ve found ourselves becoming obsessed with a new cuisine. In Kigali, we constantly craved Indian food although it had never been something we’d really had or liked. But after trying it and liking it we were hooked. Now in Abidjan, we find ourselves salivating at the thought of Vietnamese…

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Abidjan to Accra | West African Road Trip

We jokingly termed our friendsgiving week road trip to and from Accra, Ghana as our West African garden route road trip. And although it wasn’t a garden route, there was much to see and hear along the way. The road peppered with little towns with people bustling about, marketplaces packed with people, the roadside “mama”…

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Axim | Paradise Defined

There are the Parises and the Londons of the world, the incredible cities to visit, to take in the sights, see the architecture, and learn the history, the known commodities, the ones featured in movies; all of which we love. Then there are the places that are off the beaten path, the ones you only…

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Oktoberfest | Life in Diapers

When our friends invited us to join them in Germany for Oktoberfest to celebrate one of their birthdays, we immediately said Y.E.S!!! It was an opportunity to see them, to have a weekend getaway, and to cross a bucket list item off amongst friends. We then later started to think of the logistics and complexities…

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O-FISH-ally One Party | Life in Diapers

Everyone knows I love themes, my husband always laughs at me for this…whether it’s for presents or parties or even arranging items on our bookselves…themes are my jam! When the time came to celebrate my son’s first birthday, I was in heaven. Now, realistically we didn’t need a party or a theme or anything of…

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Harissa Chicken Legs with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Recently, my husband and I started a tradition of picking an ingredient we were interested in and coming up with or finding a recipe to try out for one another. For our Saturday night dinner date a couple weeks ago, he cooked me Chicken Florentine using sun-dried tomatoes he found at the grocery store earlier…

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Ginger Citrus Salmon with Fruit & Beet Salad

While my sidekick and I were back in the US visiting family, I took the opportunity to try out some new recipes for my parents. I always have a great time trying out new recipes on them. Not only is it a chance for me to use ingredients I don’t have available wherever we are living…

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Moroccan-Spiced Couscous

Several years ago, I discovered couscous and loved it. Not only was it something that tasted good but it is so incredibly simple to make. Some weeknights after an exhausting day at work or a long, slow commute home, I just needed something quick to make and couscous was an easy decision. With just a…

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Loaded Taters | Father’s Day Breakfast

Before our son was even conceived let alone a plan, my husband and I started to refer to our one-day-future-child-to-be as our little tater tot (tater for short). We continued this after we found out we were pregnant last year and after finding out we were having a boy. Using it so much so that…

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