Am I Going Native?

On Friday night my husband and I had a date night in. We ordered Papa John’s Pizza, and I was in charge of going to our favorite local pastanesi, Yavuz Pastanesi, to pick out some yummy desserts to share. Additionally, I was to pick up beverages. For my husband, that one is a no brainer. […]

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Iced Coffee? Yes, yes please.

Well, this weather isn’t wickedly hot, but my morning coffee isn’t as pleasant as it was in the cold days of January. I decided to do something about it, and giving it up wasn’t not the direction I was about to take. Instead, I made iced coffee. After I whipped up some coffee I decided […]

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Istanbul Energy Bites

Please do yourself a favor and make these today. I did. I was craving a sweet, energizing treat, but there was no way I was going to turn on the oven! I made some homemade peanut butter and thought this would be just the treat to make with my fresh peanut butter. No-Bake Energy Bites […]

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Homemade pesto

I found this recipe while living in Budapest, and I’m happy to say it’s a winner! Afiyet Olsun! Easy, Homemade and Cheap Pesto Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds 5 cloves garlic 3 cups fresh basil leaves 1 cup olive oil 1 pinch ground nutmeg salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F […]

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Being Mama

This is the first year I feel like a mama. According to the photos and my blurry memory, last year at this time I had a precious 3 month old who rarely cried, lit up any room we entered, and was the source of great joy. Therefore, I didn’t really believe she was mine, I […]

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