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come share a new recipe that you have tried and tested!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Cupcake Tutorial...How to make Cupcakes from Scratch

 My first Tutorial......this one is for my niece Jessica

I. Equipment

 Cupcake Pans(there are mini-regular-large sized pans. For this recipe I use the
 regular size 12 cupcake pan

 My favorite cupcake liners are american ones....the germann ones do not quite cut it!
 Place one liner in each of the 12 cupcake

 Measuring Cups and Spoons

 Important Tools.....a whisk, a spatula and a ice cream scoop

 A cooling rack

 very important......a timer

 my mixer of choice....a Kitchen Aid

 Another important oven glove. I got my pretty pink oven glove from my girlfriend Adriana  who lives in California

 The Ingredients

 Filled and ready to go in the oven

 The cupcakes need about 20 minutes in a 350° F oven

Cool in pan on a rack for about 10 minutes


Frost with your frosting of choice

Take some cool pictures...


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rolls and Mushrooms......

This Sunday I would like to share with you all not one, but two recipes.

The first one is for all you THermomix Fans out there: Spelt Flour Rolls.
The second recipe is for all you veggie fans out there: Grilled Portobell Mushroom Burgers

Spelt Flour Rolls

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Spelt Flour Rolls

Ingredients:   500 g Spelt Flour
                      1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
                      250 g warm water  (must admit I forgot to make sure the water was warm :)  )
                      40 g fresh yeast (i used 2 bags that equal about 40 g fresh yeast)
                      a pinch of sugar

Directions:    Mix all ingredients for 2 min on the yeast cycle
                      Form rolls and place on baking sheet. Now you have 2 choices: 1. place rolls in a cold 
                      oven and bake at 200° C for 30 minutes. 2. let the dough rise for 15 minutes then place                         a preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.

 Grilled Portobell Mushroom Burgers

Ingredients:    portobello mushroom caps
                       2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
                       1 tbsp soy sauce
                       1 tbsp olive oil
                       1 tbsp chopped rosemary
                       1-1/2 tsp steak seasoning like Montreal Steak Grill Mates
                       red onion slices
                       swiss cheese slices
                       tomatoe slices
                       avocado slices
                       baby spinach
                       spelt flour rolls

Directions:     In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, rosemary, and steak seasoning. Place the 
                       caps in the bowl and toss with sauce. Let stand at room temperature and marinate. The 
                       recipe I found online said to marinate 20-30 minutes. I of course got side tracked and 
                       ended up marinating for almost 2 hours! Grill the mushroom caps for 5-7 minutes per 
                       side. During the last minute of cooking, place the rolls on the grill, as well as the red 
                       Now to the fun part: assembly!  Place the spinach and grilled mushrooms on the buns
                       and top with the grilled onions, sliced tomato and avocado.

This meal was sooo good, I think I might just go vegetarian! 

Happy Sunday Everyone....see you later this week for Tablescape Thursday


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Sunday Everyone! I am just done with the kitchen.....Thanks to my thermomix we had a great dinner......even got the cats seal of approval. You will understand more when you see the pictures.

 I was just in the process of taking some pictures for the blog, when I had to step away for a minutes. Will our adorable feline family member used this chance wisely....... least he left me the rice and veggies......

Please forgive the blurry picture, I was just a tad upset with him....     :)

 Putenschnitzel mit Tomate und Mozzarella, Tomatenreis und Sommergem├╝se
 leicht gemacht im Thermomix

Turkey Schnitzel with tomato and mozzerella with a side of rice and veggies.

 This was sooo easy. Please go to the following website for the recipe. For those of you who need the recipe in English, just drop me a note and I will translate for you. By the way...the tomatoes are from my garden! Thanks Petra for the tomato plants!

Happy New Recipe Sunday Everyone

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Oh what a beautiful morning

Most peple lay in a hammock and read a book, take a nap, or just well ponder life. I, what do I do? I take pictures. We have these huge pine trees on our property and usually I hate them...the pine needles the pine cones...YUCK! BUT, the other day the sun was just perfect and I got these great shots.

Happy Sunday Everyone...

Mango Salsa....YUMMY

Okay, so last night I was craving some mango salsa (and no I am not going to have a baby.... :) I have made mango salsa in the past, but of course  can not find the recipe when I want it. So, after a quick check on the internet...I came up with my version! OH so good.

The muffins in the picture are breakfast muffins I made a few weeks ago and froze.(The recipe for those to follow)

Happy Eats Everyone!


1 Mango, diced
1 large red onion, diced
1-2 tomatoes, diced
Salt, pepper to taste
Cilantro, fresh if you have it
Garlic powder( i know, you might not think works, but...just try it)

Saturday, July 26, 2014



Well by now you all know that Germany won the world championship in soccer. They got their 4th star! So of course, I create a soccer tablescape. I would have loved to have a soccer ball, but alas my son is an adult now and so no more soccer balls in this house. Even better would have been a replica of the trophy(as well, getting the real one for table was so totally out of the question....duh!) Even without the soccer ball or the trophy, I think the table still looks kinda cool.

Chocolates....always gotta have some edible decorations

The lamp shades.....found the idea on the internet....found the paper at a german craft store(miracle) and ha

Posting to the following blog parties: Tablescape THursday, The Tablescaper

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Is it Sunday Evening already

Wow, is it really Sunday Evening already? It feels like is was just seconds ago, that I was leaving the office to begin my 3 day weekend.

It has been anything but dull around here this past week. My week started with a busy Monday at the office followed by Yoga...yes I finally made it to class.... On Tuesday I get a message on Facebook  from a high school buddy of mine, that the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra is in town and if I had time I should go to the concert. What a musical treat.... so glad we went.

Thursday night I was one of the 4 sous chefs at the Ronald MacDonald going there and treating the familes to a sit down dinner. The strength and courage these families have, simply blows me away everytime I am there.

Friday my husband and I finally made it to the turkish farmers market in Kreuzberg. WOW, is all I can say. This will become a Friday tradition with us, I am sure!

The highlight of my week was our 1st annual 4th of July week later. Everyone was busy on the fourth and the germans were playing soccer in the world cup, so we decided to celebrate a week later. We invited some familar faces and some new ones and had a wonderful time. THankfully the weather  held and we were able to enjoy great food and good company.

And that brings us to usual that was spent doing the household chores.....and of course to the final game of the World Cup. Germany vs Argentina

Happy Sunday Everyone! Be sure to stop in this week....promise to get my "new recipe" posted soon
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