Monte Cristo Crepes

I had never heard of a Monte Cristo Sandwich maybe until 5-6 years ago when Mike took me to a little hole in the wall in Georgetown in Seattle called Smarty Pants. Once I tasted the ham and cheese sandwich on egg dipped fried bread with powdered sugar and jam on the side, I was…

Orange scented French Toast

So what do you do when you can’t go anywhere? I cook and bake, if you are more ambitioned you might be cleaning out your closets or the king of ambition – you tackle a remodel. I can’t put my mind to anything meaningful but baking and just so that I feel somewhat accomplished I…

Bacon Waffles in times of Crisis

  I’ve seen it happening in the movies but never thought I would find myself in the middle of a full blown worldwide pandemic – COVID 19 outbreak – a new virus from China – with Washington being one of the top epicenters in the United States. Now if you belong to the lucky ones,…

New Frontiers – Brazilian (Smoothie) Acai Bowls

Wow what a week it has been – new frontiers for sure have been conquered. Mike had his first ever (Meniscus) surgery and everybody who ever had surgery knows how stressful the process of getting ready for surgery can be. Personally I hate nothing more than getting into that ugly gown and blue stretchy surgery…

Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes

I am pausing the Indochina travel posts for a quick summary of the past 3 months since we came back from our travels to Indochina and want to close out the year with some fun pictures and a great breakfast recipe. The biggest events in the past 3 months had to be Halloween considering the…

Chicks in a Nest – Eggs in a Hashbrown Nest

While Mike was chasing Tunas in the Ocean on Saturday, did I chase the dream of hitting it big in the Casino. One must wonder though about American Casino culture. When my parents would plan a special night out back in the day, they would go to the Casino. My mum would  get all dolled up, get her hair done,…

Monte Cristo Casserole for Girls Weekend

The last 6 weeks have been busy ones, hence my absence from posting any new entries. Lots has happened – with 2 downers but also lots of good stuff happened. One downer being the Seahawks losing the Superbowl due to a strange decision to throw the ball 1 yard instead of running it over the goal…

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy is somewhat a “strange” breakfast dish for a German to cook because we don’t really have this dish on German breakfast menus. Mike on the other hand loves biscuits and gravy a lot, so I finally gave it shot and cooked it from scratch myself, curious how it would taste. I never tried it in the restaurant…