Welcome

Welcome

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I hope to share my favorite true and tried recipes, crafts, ideas, and just things that brighten my day! Or as I like to call little “Pieces of home” that warm my heart! Since I am currently living abroad, I crave these little pieces of home that remind me of family, food, friends, shopping, and all the things I don’t have access to here in Central America. I am embracing this challenge of cooking (without certain ingredients, and without an oven) and trying to be as creative as I can. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions! I’d love to hear from you!

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Coffee Wimp

Coffee Wimp

Ok, ok, I’ll admit, I’m a coffee wimp. I don’t drink coffee very often because I really only enjoy it when there is creamer to go with it. Makes me miss my brother-in-law because he always had a good stash of creamer in the fridge :) So… one of my close friends suggested I should try and make my own creamer. Well it’s nothing like store bought but pretty delicious. I’ve made French Vanilla and have also added some cinnamon and Allspice :) It’s pretty yummy!

Homemade Coffee Creamer!

Coffee Creamer

Passion Fruit Lovin’

Passion Fruit Lovin’

This my friends is the passion fruit flower. It is absolutely amazing! This beautiful vine creates these deep purple flowers. The flowers then grow the fruit from the middle and then die away when the  fruit starts growing. It is by far the most amazing flower I have ever seen! Credit to my husband for these amazing pictures! These pictures take my breath away every time!

 

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Passion Fruit

Yogurt Frenzy

Yogurt Frenzy

We eat so much yogurt, sometimes its not even funny! Well here in Costa Rica we are trying to keep our tummies happy by keeping those good bacteria in our systems! So… we decided to try making our own since we practically buy the store out every time we go. Plus, making yogurt homemade means not as much sugar that you would normally find in regular store bought yogurt. It’s a win, win! :)  Check out the recipe! 

Homemade Yogurt