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Where to Buy German Food Online (+ Gift Basket Ideas)

If you’ve ever lived or traveled in Germany, one of the things you probably miss the most is the food. I sure do – that’s one reason I make so many German desserts! But there are certain German food items you just can’t make from scratch at home.  Over the years I’ve been back in …

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The Easy Way to Make Homemade Skyr Yogurt (One of the Best Desserts in Iceland)

When I was in Iceland a few years ago (on a stopover after a work trip to the Netherlands) I was super excited to try authentic Icelandic skyr yogurt. I love yogurt, quark, and creme fraiche, and I was pretty sure I’d swoon over real skyr…and I was right. Skyr is so smooth, thick, and …

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Best European Desserts

Ah, Europe…full of beautiful castles, romantic cobblestone streets, and ah-mazing desserts! So many desserts! To help you plan the sweet side of your next trip to Europe (or find mouthwatering recipes to make right now), I put together this list of must-try European desserts. Pastries, cakes, ice cream, cookies, tarts, candy – and more – …

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Best Travel Journal + Travel Journal Prompts and Tips

Are you traveling soon? Or maybe you know someone who’s heading off on a vacation, cruise, road trip, service trip or even study abroad? Don’t forget your travel journal! I keep a journal every time I travel. I’ve done so since I was a teenager. I love keeping track of little notes, lists, and details …

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5 Easy International Food Gifts (to DIY or Buy)

Looking for an easy yet unique foodie holiday gift? Tired of the same old cake/brownie/hot chocolate DIY gifts in jars recipes? Like the idea of international gifts or homemade gifts with mason jars — but need new ideas? Look no further! I’ve got five easy and delicious homemade food gifts in jars ideas that your foodie …

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Ultimate Guide to Buying the Best Purse for Travel for 2021

What’s one of the most important things to buy for your international trip?  Your travel purse! Why? Because it’s one of the few things that you’ll use every single day while traveling. And you’ll enjoy your trip SO much more if you find the best travel purse to suit your needs. Take it from me, …

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Last Minute Halloween Ideas and Hacks for Food, Treats & Snacks

Our neighbors are hosting a Halloween potluck party for our neighborhood next week and my husband and I just realized that we can go! So I’ve been scouring the internet looking for quick and easy last minute Halloween food and treat ideas. I’m looking something yummy that I can whip up at the last minute, …

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Authentic Tres Leches Cake Recipe (Flaming Eye Ghost Cake)

This tres leches ghost cake is an updated vintage cake recipe perfect for Halloween. Don’t want the ghost shape? Make the tres leches cake in a rectangular pan. This cake is delicious, no matter what shape it’s in! Raise your hand if you had the Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls when you were a …

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Easy German Plum Cake (aka Zwetschgenkuchen or Pflaumenkuchen)

This easy German Plum Cake is a popular dessert in Germany (it’s called Zwetschgenkuchen or Pflaumenkuchen in German). Filled with fresh plums and topped with streusel, it’s the perfect summer treat. To make it extra delicious, serve with whipped cream or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Do you like plums? Not being a …

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Lemon Strawberry French Mille Crepes Cake

If you like crepes, you’ll love this French mille crepes cake! This delicious cake is comprised of tender crepes, a luscious lemon whipped cream filling in-between each and every crepe, and fresh strawberries. I drizzled golden syrup over the strawberries and added a few hazelnuts to give the cake a little something extra. This mille …

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Ultimate Guide to French Palmiers

What’s better than a delicious cookie? A delicious cookie that looks like you spent hours making them but only requires two ingredients and is actually a cinch to make. French Palmiers are that cookie! Click here to pin this for later! What are French Palmiers? French Palmiers are a crunchy, buttery, sweet “cookie” made from …

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Espumilla: Ecuadorian Meringue Cream Dessert

When my friend Michelle told me about espumilla, a traditional Ecuadorian dessert that she ate in Cuenca, Ecuador, I was intrigued. You’ll see espumillas being sold on the corners of the plaza or outside of churches. They look like ice cream that never melts, but don’t be fooled! It’s actually a soft meringue served in a cone. Espumilla de guayaba …

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2 Days in Iceland in June: Reykjavik and Golden Circle Tour

Are you considering a stopover in Iceland? If you’re short on time (or cash – let’s face it, Iceland is expensive), a long layover on your way to or from Europe can be the best way to see Iceland. Whether you’ve got 24, 48 or 72 hours for your stopover, you’ll find helpful tips and …

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4 Hawaiian Desserts You’ve Got to Try (and Hawaii Travel Planning)

I’m doing a ton of travel research for the coming year and thought I’d share a little about the first destination I’m looking at: Hawaii! The first three things I think about when I plan travel are where to go, what kind of accommodations I want, what I want to do and see, and – …

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5 Desserts You Must Try While Visiting the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

 My husband and I spent a day in Montenegro a couple years ago while visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia and we absolutely loved it! Pin this For Later! I mean, just look at Kotor… Beautiful, isn’t it? We only had one day to see as much of Montenegro as we possibly could, so we first drove a …

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The Best Cafes and Cakes in Budapest

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Budapest is a great city to visit! There are so many decadent desserts, sweet treats, and grand cafes to try. Pin This for Later! Just take a look at these beauties that Gemma from TwoScotsAbroad.com shared with me… Contents0.0.0.1 Photo Credit: Two Scots Abroad1 Try the Almond Cake at …

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The BEST Desserts & Sweet Treats in Cuenca, Ecuador

I’m so excited to introduce our brand new Sweet Tooth Travel Guides! These guides are perfect for travelers who want the inside scoop on the best sweet treats around the world. Let’s dive in!   I’m super excited that our first Sweet Tooth Travel Guide features Cuenca, Ecuador and is contributed by my good friend Michelle Chang. Michelle …

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French Chocolate Mendiants Recipe (and 10 Tips for Traveling in Europe)

I always travel with chocolate. Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets chocolate cravings in the middle of a long flight! I usually resort to buying (expensive and not that satisfying) peanut butter M & M’s at the airport, something I only crave when I’m traveling. But for my recent trip to Europe …

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Cafe du Monde Beignets for Mardi Gras

With Mardi Gras coming up, why not make some hot, fresh, homemade beignets? I’ve been wanting to make homemade beignets ever since visiting Cafe du Monde in New Orleans last spring…yuuuum! Funny story…my husband and I road-tripped to NOLA to see our favorite band. I was super excited when I realized that our hotel was only a 3 …

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Dulce De Leche Mini Tarts (+ New Free Ebook!)

These dulce de leche mini tarts are so easy to make and are absolutely delicious! I feel like I say that every time I post a new dessert recipe…but it’s true. Pin This For Later! The slightly salty almond shortbread crust pairs well with the sweet dulce de leche. You can make, bake, and cool …

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The 7 Best Desserts & Sweet Treats in Portland, Oregon

Planning a trip to the beautiful, quirky city of Portland, Oregon? Here are seven cake, ice cream, and pastry recommendations from my friends Michelle and Peter that will make your visit even sweeter. Clic Here to Pin this For Later! Contents1 #1 – Salt and Straw Ice Cream1.0.0.0.1 Photo credit2 #2  – Jade Bistro2.0.0.0.1 Photo …

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