Family Life

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.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Interesting Fun Facts about Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving refers to a time of the year when families gather and together expresses their thanks for what they are thankful to and for. It is believed that the first… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Carrots Vichy!

Hello friends of delicious cooking! Let’s do some vegetable today. This name comes from a little french town called Vichy…they have mineral springs there for people who are looking for… Read more

Christmas & Advent Markets in Baden-Württemberg 2016

It can truly feel like “It’s Christmas Everyday!” in Germany between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cities and towns across Germany have Christmas fests every single weekend! The festivities also include traditional holiday events such as ballets, plays and musicals.

Cooking with Klaus – Sliced Chicken in a Mediterranean sauce!

What do we need? For four people we need 600 grams of chicken breast, one jar of mushrooms (or 120 grams of fresh ones), 2 small red onion, red wine,… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Tasty Casserole!

Hello friends of good cooking and eating! Today we will make a tasty casserole with cauliflower, noodles and ground meat. What we need: Cauliflower, noodles, ground meat, salt, ground white… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Recipes for Everyone!

Chef Klaus has been beating schnitzel senseless and terrorizing eggs for over 35 years in such highly regarded restaurants such as the Hotel Post in Garmisch-Partinkirchen. Born in Baden Württemberg,… Read more

Halloween Treats for Dogs

Spooky Halloween Treats for your dog!

Try some of these tasty healthy Halloween dog treats this Halloween season. Human treats aren’t good for your dogs but these are good alternatives.

Get ready for Autumn

Smart Ways to Get Ready for Autumn It’s that time of the year again when as a kid, we couldn’t wait to gobble down every last crumb of the delicious… Read more

Summer Days with the Dog

One of my favorite things about living in Germany is how dog-friendly everything is. I take my Italian Greyhound just about everywhere I go. And now that the weather’s warm, I’m… Read more

First Aid Kits for Kids

The First Aid Kit for Children

There are many things that are put on a list when planning a trip, especially with children. Unfortunately, many people forget about a first aid kit for children. Not only… Read more

Pickpocketed in Berlin

As you discover and explore Europe, make sure to guard yourself from thief. A light-heart, fun trip can soon turn into a bitter lesson.

German Stores

Shopping Beyond the Military Base

Get started on your shopping journey beyond the gate guards – discover info on popular grocery and hardware stores as well as drugstores in Germany.

3 Ways to Discover Germany by Train for Less

3 Ways to Discover Germany by Train for Less

It’s no secret that the trains in Germany is one of the best in the world. Here are the 3 best deals from Deutsche Bahn for discovering Germany by train.

Fireworks A BLAZIN’ in Baden-Württemberg!

This summer there is no shortage of fireworks displays! Here’s a great list to start you off in seeing some of the most spectacular star-studded sky displays in Baden-Württemberg.

PCSing to Europe, What I Know Now

PCSing into Germany can be quite stressful. Here are my top five things I wished I would have known then but know now.