Family Life

Cooking with Klaus – Raspberry Stracciatella Tiramisu

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1½ cups raspberries, frozen or fresh 250 grams mascarpone 250 grams quark, low fat (buy this in any store on the economy) 2 tablespoons sugar 1… Read more

Indoor playground fun at MegaPlay

If your kids need some place to blow off some steam no matter the weather, Lisa says “from beginning to end, my kids had a great time” at Mega Play, an indoor play area for children of all ages in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Cooking with Klaus – Asparagus wrapped in Kraeuterflaedle (herb pancakes and ham)

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2.5 pounds asparagus 1.5 pounds potatoes 8 6-inch slices boiled ham 2 cups flour ½ cup chopped fresh parsley Salt, ground white pepper and nutmeg to… Read more

Tips for learning German

A few ideas for how to learn German while you are stationed in Germany.

Crêpes Suzette

Cooking with Klaus – Crêpes Suzette

Ingredients for 4 people: • 8 tablespoons all purpose flour, sifted • 3 large eggs • ½ cup milk • 1teaspoon sugar • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon salt… Read more

Introducing Germany to your visitors

Living overseas means that family and friends want you to play tour guide when they visit. Here are some tips to give them a taste of life in Germany.

Easy tips for organization and stress reduction

Do you feel like you’re surrounded by total chaos all the time? Well, maybe you are.

Cooking with Klaus – Chicken Soup

Ingredients for 4 people: • 1 whole chicken, cooked, deboned, skin removed, and meat cut in bite size pieces • 2 liters of chicken broth • 2 large carrots, peeled… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Gooey Milk Chocolate Toffee Butter Cake

Ingredients for the Brioche: • 4 eggs, at room temperature • 1 ounce dry active yeast • 2 ½ cups all bread flour • ¼ cup sugar • 2 teaspoons… Read more

A weekend in paris

Romance & fashion in the city of love

So much to see in a capital brimming with romance, art and fashion, Paris is a no.1 destination!

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

Cooking with Klaus – Pommes Boulangere & Turnips

Ingredients (for 4 people) Pommes Boulangere • 1 ½ pounds of potatoes peeled and diced in ½ inch cubes • 2 small onions finely diced • 6 cups of lamb… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Baked Honey Bananas with Ice Cream!

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 6 tablespoons coconut flakes • 6 bananas • 3 tablespoons butter • 4 tablespoons fresh liquid honey • 2 tablespoons lime juice • 4 scoops… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Lamb Roast…

…with Parsnips, Carrots, Onions & Leek Ingredients (for 4 people) • 3 pound leg of lamb off bone, wrapped in netting (in freezer section of commissary) • 2-3 carrots, peeled and… Read more

Reducing your trash while living in Germany

by Susan Melnyk When you get stationed in Germany, someone is sure to mention the garbage situation.   Germany has one of the most progressive and environmentally friendly trash and… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Potatoe Tuna Casserole!

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 1 pound of mushrooms, cleaned and cut in half • 2 onions, medium sized finely diced • 2 cans of tuna, strained and broken into… Read more

Valentine’s Day Ideas to Surprise Your Loved One

Do something special for your loved one, we have plenty of ideas for you…

Herald Union – Super Bowl Giveaway in Wiesbaden

Don’t miss your chance to win a 25 euro gift card for area businesses in the 2 February edition of the Herald Union.  Win great gift cards from: Kunst Zimmer Nane… Read more

DO-IT-YOURSELF trade fair “kreativALL Wiesbaden” in Wallau Wiesbaden

The Do-It-Yourself public trade fair all about arts & crafts, design, handcraft, baking and cooking will be held from 17th to 19th February 2017 in the Messecenter Rhein-Main Wallau. TV… Read more

Homemade Playdough!

Make homemade playdough quick and easy.

Getting Married in Denmark

Denmark! The Las Vegas of Europe for Quick Marriages

The country of Denmark offers quick, easy and romantic weddings for people of all nationalities. You could say it’s the Las Vegas of Europe…

Cooking with Klaus – Sauerbraten!

Ingredients • For four persons : 600 to 700 grams of beef • Salt • Pepper (corns and ground) • Sugar • White wine, Red wine • Vinegar (a simple… Read more

Keep your kids busy in the KMC area!

Are the kids driving you crazy?  Have you run out of ways to keep them busy?  Check out these kid friendly activities in and around the Kaiserslautern area. The City… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Red cabbage and mashed chestnuts mashed chestnuts!

Ingredients • Red cabbage: 1 jar of red cabbage (you will fi nd it on the economy named Rotkohl or Rotkraut) this will be enough for up to 4 people •… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Brussel Sprouts!

Ingredients • A handful of brussel sprouts per person… • Bacon • Onion • Salt • Ground white pepper • Nutmeg • Butter Brussel sprout season has started – one… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Roasted Potatoes!

Ingredients: • One hand full of potatoes per person • One small onion per person • Salt • Ground white pepper • Margarine First of all, many Americans know this… Read more

7 Tips for Experiencing Germany

To have an incredible experience while stationed in Germany, here are seven New Year’s Resolutions you should definitely keep!

Cooking with Klaus – Mushrooms, as you get them on the fair!

Ingredients • 100 grams of mushrooms per person • 1 small onion • one leek • a little oil • salt • ground pepper • some red wine • parsley… Read more

Decluttering For The New Year – 5 helpful Tips!

If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.

Cooking with Klaus – Crêpes with Quark filling!

Ingredients FOR THE FILLING: You will need to marinade raisins in rum, water, sugar and lime juice a week before making this dessert. Allow for a spoon full of raisins,… Read more

Last Minute Whiskey Pecans for Christmas

This holiday season try a tasty delight, Christmas Whiskey Pecans! The recipe is simple and the ingredients are minimal.

Christmas Shopping in the Stuttgart area!

With shopping malls in Germany appearing to be now in their heyday, they provide the opportunity for great fun! Here is a list of a few in the Stuttgart area.

Cooking with Klaus – Red wine pears!

Ingredients • 2 pears • 1/2 liter red wine • 1/4 liter milk • 100 grams of cooking chocolate • Sugar • Cinnamon and some corn starch • Vanilla ice… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Baked Feta!

What do we need? (Recipe is for four persons) • 500 grams feta cheese • 1 bell pepper (or…if you can get them, take these little bell pepper mix boxes to add… Read more

Christmas and holiday cookie traditions

Christmas and holiday cookie traditions seem to be high on almost everyone’s to-do list. These are sweet treats we indulge in as well as pass around to family, friends and neighbors.

Bad Münster Christmas Market

For an extra dose of holiday cheer, you owe it to yourself to make the drive to Bad Münster and enjoy this truly charming market before it’s too late.

Cooking with Klaus – Vegetarian Pasta!

What do we need? For four persons: • 1 onion • 2 Bell peppers • 2 Carrots • 2 Zucchini • Pasta • Margarine 1 spoon full • Vegetarian bouillon… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Sauce Bolognese!

What do we need? • 150 grams ground meat (pork and beef) per person • Sunflower and olive oil • Tomato paste • Sliced tomatoes in a jar or a… Read more

The Magical Christmas Market in Eltville

Eltville hosts a very magical Christmas Market only one weekend each year with a castle backdrop and picturesque cobblestone streets. So mark your calendar for 2016!

Scrapbook ideas for Thanksgiving!

A great scrapbooking idea for Thanksgiving is to create a recipe memoir, in the form of recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.