Remembering Expat Thanksgiving(s)

I spent 6.5 years in Ankara.  Before moving there, one of the most difficult things I could imagine was celebrating American holidays without my family.  Even harder, would be celebrating Thanksgiving since it is not a holiday at all in Turkey! It has been two years since I returned to the States.  Looking back, my... Continue Reading →

Papa’s Pumpkin Pie

It's that time of year again and expats are scrambling to make a Pumpkin Pie!  It's not so easy to figure out on your own.  And why bother when I have already done it in Turkey! I must admit, I never baked a pumpkin pie from scratch until I moved to Turkey and it was... Continue Reading →

Turkish Cooking in English!

A big congratulations to our friend Ozlem at Ozlem's Turkish Table.  She has published her first cookbook and I can't wait to read it!  I just finished ordering my copy.  Yes, she ships to the US! Ozlem's blog has been my go-to for Turkish cooking.  Why just this past weekend I paid her blog a... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s & Oscars

Huh??  What do these Valentine's Day and awards for Best Picture have to do with each other?  Not much, other than I wanted to share my recently baked items.  They were all freshly baked for Valentine's Day.  But some of them were movie-themed, instead of covered in pink frosting with all those mushy pink hearts!... Continue Reading →

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