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Who’s Afraid of a Special Diet?

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Cooking can be a very intimidating task whenever you move overseas. Whether it’s using a gas stove/oven, substituting something for every recipe, shopping in 3 different places for the ingredients of one meal, or cooking in a kitchen without AC, we all have our stressful cooking moments.  For Robin, things got pretty intimidating when a special […]

Southwest Beef Soup

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When I go to the market I always ask for haas dalam, which translates filet mignon.  Even though I usually purchase filet, the tenderness of our beef is really hit or miss.  This is a great recipe to whip up if you are unsure of the quality of the meat.  You can start it in the morning […]

12 Tips for Your (Overseas) Kitchen

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We got to eat… so, we got to cook.  Gone are the days of a can of this and a jar of that. I feel at times I am cooking over an open flame just like my forefathers (or really, foremothers) did once off the Mayflower. Some days dinner preparation can be daunting.  But over […]

20 Healthy Road-Trip Snacks

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Recently, our family did some traveling across our island that did not include travel by airplane (surprisingly). Instead, it included a 9-hour car ride up and down mountain sides on curvy, pot hole roads, as well as several boat rides–including, but not limited to, small motor boats, fishing boats, and a makeshift pieced together boat […]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Probably the best news about these cinnamon rolls (other than the fact that they’re delicious) is that the dough only has to rise once. I love to make bread products but sometimes I opt out of it because I just don’t feel like waiting for all the dough to rise over and over again. I had […]

Most Delicious Roasted Carrots

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Why is it that I seem to always plan the main dish but forget to plan a side? So, there I am, time and time again, staring at the options.  And the options always include carrots.  Cause they are cheap and never rot.  And they always seem to be sitting in the crisper waiting for […]

The Lice Post

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A normal day our porch looks like this: Our lives are full of wonderful, fantastic, national children that live in the village area behind our home. But a village life is a community life and these kids share everything: beds, clothes, brushes, fevers…and lice. As my children are invited into their lives they are also […]

Slow Cooker Cajun Lemon Chicken & Gravy

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Walking through the market last week I stumbled across a real find; a real bright shiny lemon.  Imported with that beautiful Sunkist sticker.  Probably the most expensive lemons I have ever bought.  I could only part with half of it for this recipe and it was still plenty lemony for me.   But if I […]