Apple Strudel is a delicious dessert that is made with puff pastry. The puff pastry is flaky and wonderful and the apples are sweet giving a perfect balance. As I continue this series of Celebrating Christmas Around the World, we are going to the Czech Republic. Part of Jamie’s family history lies in the Czech Republic. I am a little bit familiar with Czech cuisine because where I lived in Texas was influenced by the Czech. I wrote a post a while back that featured a Czech food that I miss here in Idaho. Kolaches are a delicious Czech breakfast
A Gift Giving Guide for products that are unique, beautiful, and just what you are looking for from a company that is committed to giving back. I was thinking today about how things have changed over the years. We are more conscience about the products we buy. We want to buy more products that are produced more greenly. We want to buy from companies that give back and are aware of treating people well. As we head into this Christmas season and buy the gifts for our friends and family, we want to buy things that kill two birds with
Cranberry Trifle is one version of a Christmas trifle. It has great balance in flavor with the tart cranberries and the sweet custard. Jamie, Lucy and I all have ancestors from England. In researching how Christmas is celebrated, I discovered it is much like how we celebrate Christmas in the U.S. There are a few differences, however. Most people in England have Christmas trees in their homes. This tradition actually came from Prince Albert. Prince Albert was from Germany and brought this tradition with him when he married Queen Victoria. Most towns and cities are decorated with Christmas lights and often
Making your own Geometric Cinnamon Stick Ornament is fun, easy, and smells great! One of my favorite Christmas traditions with my kids is making ornaments. We’ve made really simple ones out of craft sticks when the kids were little. We’ve made Keepsake Ornaments from clay, and others that I’ve never shared on the blog. But one of my favorites was the geometric cinnamon stick ornaments that we made last year. We didn’t make them early enough for me to blog them last year, so I decided that now’s the time to share them with you! My favorite things about these
Many of the traditional Christmas foods in Germany are sweets. Spritz Cookies are one of those many. They are mildly sweet and perfect for eating a bunch. We are going to be learning how Christmas is celebrated in the countries of our (the three of us) origin. I’m also going to visit Christmas celebrations in Israel and Egypt. Lucy and my ancestors are from Germany, Sweden, and England. Jamie’s ancestors are from Germany, Russia, Czech and England. Because I am limited on how many posts I have before Christmas, I am going to be posting about Germany, Sweden, Czech, and
It’s the Ultimate Peeps Roundup: desserts, drinks, printables, dips, and more, all centered around the iconic Easter Peeps marshmallows! It’s almost Easter-time again, and I’m starting to see Peeps pop up in stores. They’re like an Easter icon, so I figured it was time for us to give them a shout out with this Ultimate Peeps Roundup, full of everything delicious and cute that’s created in those cute little bunny and chick marshmallow shapes. First, if you need to buy some Peeps for Easter baskets (or for yourself– there’s no judgement here!), we’d love it if you used our affiliate
Cascarones or Confetti eggs have been a part of our Easter festivities for many years. We love making them, decorating them, & of course cracking them on each others heads. Learn how to make cascarones for yourself. It’s easy & so fun! This is an updated version of a craft that I posted in 2013. I thought it was one that many of you may have missed and since it’s such a fun Easter activity, I’m re-sharing it today. The pictures have been updated but the rest of the post remains the same. Hope you love this craft as much as we do!
Are you planning an Easter dinner, brunch, or just needs dessert to take with you to a family dinner? Check out these 70 Easter Recipes! I am looking forward to Easter. We all love Easter around here. Not only do well enjoy spending time with our family & friends, we love celebrating the resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Before we look at the wonderful Easter recipes, here are some of our favorite Easter activities & treats! 70 Easter Recipes from Brunch to Dinner to Dessert An InLinkz Link-up What are your favorite recipes to make for Easter?
30 St. Patricks Day Recipes perfect for any type of St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Corned Beef, Soda Bread, & fun desserts, there are sure to recipes for everyone! We’re not Irish. So St. Patrick’s day is not usually a few deal around our house. But Jamie & her kids have done some research into St. Patrick and enjoyed learning about him. My kids and I have made treats a couple times and I enjoy any excuse to make something mint! So I thought it would be fun to collect some awesome St. Patrick’s Day Recipes. But first let’s look back
Want to make your Valentine’s Day even more special, check out these fun Valentine’s Day crafts & printables. My kids are very excited about Valentine’s Day this year. They have been working on their cards for days now and I think we are going to have to try some of these fun crafts. Plus there are some great crafts for adults to make as well. 30 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Printables An InLinkz Link-up Why not join us on Pinterest: Coffee With Us 3 or hangout with us on Facebook: Subscribe to our Newsletter Email Address Check