Family Life

Crêpes Suzette

Cooking with Klaus – French 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

Santorini in the Summer Time

Story and photos by Tamara Anderson Exhausted from two weeks of nothing but briefings and paperwork during inprocessing, my 9-year-old son and I decided that we were in need of… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Creamy 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

Cooking with Klaus – Parmesan Flank Steak with Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients for 4 people • 2 pounds small potatoes (in Germany they are called Drillinge) • 8 tomatoes • 4-5 all spice corns • 10 black pepper corns • 12… 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

Homemade Playdough!

Make homemade playdough quick and easy.

Healthy Smoothies for Kids

The Green Monster – A Smoothie Kids Will Love

While many parents count calories, restrict refined sugar intake and carefully control portions, kids just dig into what tastes good.

Baking Soda DIY Beauty

DIY Baking Soda Beauty Tips

Baking soda can be found in most store cupboards and has immense beauty benefits. Use it on your hair, skin and teeth a here’s a few tips on how…

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 4: Lake District, England

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here and Part… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Cevapcici

Ingredients for 4 people • 2 large onions, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 8-10 tablespoons olive oil • 2 teaspoons paprika • ½-1 teaspoons chili flakes • ½… Read more

Survival Guide to Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day History & Gift Ideas

Stuck for inspiration? Use our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to ensure you are prepared to create a very special day for your loved one.

Learning a Musical Instrument

Research has shown that children who learn to play a musical instrument tend to get better grades in school.

Cooking with Klaus – Spinach &Turkey omelette with Romaine lettuce

Ingredients (for 4 people) • A bit more than a ½ pound spinach – frozen, whole leaf • 2-3 small heads of Romaine lettuce, washed leaf by leaf and chopped… Read more

Sailing Germany and Abroad

Coming from the Mediterranean sea with 250+ days of sunshine a year and a coastline of 8,000 miles, I assumed my sailing days were over when I moved to Germany…. Read more

5 Steps to building your own holiday traditions

by Nate Cairney, contributing writer Featured image by phBodrova/shutterstock.com “Holiday traditions” are often so ingrained that we rarely stop to think about them. What happens, then, when you and your family move… Read more

German Plätzchen recipes

Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

With the weather getting cold, whip up a quick, hot and vegetarian meal! By adding chocolate as a secret ingredient, it makes this high protein meal delicious.

Koi Bad & Sauna in Homburg

Escape for an afternoon before slipping into the holiday rush, especially now that the days are short and chilly. Koi Bad & Sauna in Homburg offers the perfect solution!

Discover Idstein from the Witch Tower!

The charming and remarkable town of Idstein makes a wonderful day trip, which includes viewing sites from the top of Witch Tower (Hexenturm).

GummiBären Land – For the Love of Candy!

A visit to GummiBären Land and the Bon-Bon Museum in Vaihingen is a very sweet treat for the whole family to enjoy.

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

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A Perfect Thanksgiving!

‘This year,’ I confidently told my wife, Amy, when our children were very young and squirmy and clingy and generally as manageable as a bag of tadpoles, ‘we are going… Read more

Keeping in touch with Grandparents

Keeping in Touch with Grandma and Grandpa

Keep in touch with Grandparents when you are far away.

Cooking with Klaus – Ratatouille with Goat Cheese

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 red bell peppers 1 yellow bell pepper 2 zucchinis 2 large onions 1 large eggplant 1 pound tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic,… Read more

Wurst

Germans love Wurst

From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.

Cooking with Klaus – Salmon Roast

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 pounds potatoes 1 jalapeno, optional 12 shallots or small onions Less than one cup of poultry broth 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to… Read more

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming. Now you live in the country of efficiency, you might as well go native and start planning your winter preparations now.

Halloween Treats for Dogs

Healthy Halloween Treats for Healthy Dogs

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.

Halloween photography

Halloween – History and Events

Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…

Halloween at Frankenstein Castle

Are you looking for the ultimate Halloween experience? The Frankenstein’s Castle is up there near the top! This annual Halloween festival in Darmstadt is one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Europe.

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Hike to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy a colorful fall day in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, this is the ideal… Read more

Traditional German Costume - Tracht

Dress (like the Germans) to Impress

Time to don a Dirndl or Lederhosen and party like a German. Follow our guide to traditional dress and you won’t go too far wrong…

Cooking with Klaus – Potato bell pepper pan

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 2 pounds medium sized potatoes (use hard boiling ‘vorwiegend festkochende kartoffeln’) • 1 tablespoon fennel • 1 tablespoon salt Boil potatoes with fennel and salt…. Read more

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread From Fresh Pumpkin

Discover how to make pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkins and use it in baking, such as this delicious recipe for pumpkin bread.

Gateway to Italian Delights in Mainz

Celpro Italian Supermarket in Mainz-Kastel is the gateway to Italian delights! There you will find impressive sections of pastas, olives & peppers, cheeses, wines and so much more.

A Day Trip to Sigmaringen

Sigmaringen has cultural, historic landmarks, and most definitely warrants your visit! It has picturesque scenery, a castles, great food and so much more.

Pfahlbau Museum– Stone Age Dwellings

Pfalhbau is an interactive and educational museum. It presents archaeologically reconstructed versions of lake dwellings of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

Neuschwanstein Castle

The Four Most Famous Road Trip Routes in Germany

Germany is arguably one of the best countries for a road trip. Discover the four most famous routes in the country. Most start or end on your doorstep.

6 Classic German Barbecue Recipes

Germans love a good summer barbecue as much as Americans do but what they put on their plates doesn’t exactly resemble hot dogs, burgers and co. These recipes can easily… Read more

Living History in the Black Forest

The living history farmstead Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtbauernhof warrants a visit! The over 400 year old open-museum is interactive and fun for all.