How to Make Spaghetti Eis

How to Make Spaghetti Eis

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I spent several of my childhood years living in Germany. That is where I discovered one of the greatest German delicacies, Spaghetti Eis. For those of you not in the know, Spaghetti Eis is a fabulous strawberry sundae made to look like a plate of noodles topped with [...]

Free Printable Halloween Bag Topper for Yogurt Pretzel ‘Bones’

Free Printable Halloween Bag Topper for Yogurt Pretzel ‘Bones’

Looking for a fun craft project for Halloween? The kids will love these bags filled with their favorite snack—yogurt pretzels. They are the perfect Halloween party favor, or you can give them out to the little goblins in your neighborhood. The printable sheet may be downloaded for free at the bottom of this page, after [...]

10 Halloween Candies That Will Make Your House the Star of the Neighborhoood

10 Halloween Candies That Will Make Your House the Star of the Neighborhoood

There is one thing that military brats know more about than average humans. I am not talking about foreign cultures and customs, what it's like to know no one's name on the first day of school, and how to blend in anywhere—though we do know more about those than we would often like. No, I [...]

How to Make a Ramos Gin Fizz

How to Make a Ramos Gin Fizz

It was in Charleston that I discovered the queen of American cocktails. I was there for the weekend, and after dinner we walked past little cocktail bar called the Gin Joint. The lush garden patio was as tempting as the name, and we stopped in. I ordered a drink that the joint called a New [...]

An Afternoon Steeped in the Delights of D.C.’s Empress Lounge

An Afternoon Steeped in the Delights of D.C.’s Empress Lounge

When I was a child my family lived in England for three years, and it was there that I learned to love tea culture. Scones with clotted cream and jam.  Chocolate eclairs filled with barely sweetened whipped cream.  In short, I loved everything . . . except for the tea.  But growing up changes tastes, [...]