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I have been an expat for 29 years, traveling the world with my husband and two daughters, making connections worldwide.  I have a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and have loved writing and editing for as long as I can remember.  My other love is food.  I grew up in a Cajun family where my grandmothers and mother showed love my cooking.  We showed we loved them back by eating it all!  My blog is all about food, wrapped up in my expat experiences.  

Pear and Preserves Tart #FridayPieDay

Freshly sliced pears and your favorite fruit preserves, mingle with browned butter in a puff pastry crust to create this tasty, easy pear and preserves tart....more

Grilled Shrimp Corn Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette #SundaySupper

This beautiful grilled shrimp corn salad with avocado vinaigrette can be enjoyed as a main course for two or three or as an appetizer for more....more

Cajun Spiced Salmon #FishFridayFoodies

Cajun Spiced Salmon is easy to make and even easier to eat. Serve it as part of a plated dinner or atop a salad. Both my mother and my mother-in-law are good cooks although both claim not to enjoy it ....more

Almond Orange Basbousa Bundt #BundtBakers

This Almond Orange Basbousa Bundt takes the best of the Arabic sweet treat basbousas - semolina, coconut, almonds, orange syrup and lots of butter - and bakes them into a tender, buttery crumb cake I think Scheherazade would be pleased to serve. This month my Bundt Bakers are taking inspiration from the tales that Scheherazade told over 1001 Nights to create Bundt cakes with Arabic flavors. Please click on the title to see the full post ....more

Gildas Picantes – Spicy Anchovy Olive Skewers #SundaySupper

A classic Spanish tapa, gildas are simply made with guindilla chili peppers, pitted green olives and little anchovies....more

Feta Olive Knots #BreadBakers

Feta olive knots are made with salty feta cheese and olives baked in a soft dough, making them the perfect accompaniment to any meal....more

Green Mango Sambal #SundaySupper

Side dish or condiment? This green mango sambal goes great with Balinese-style grilled fish or any dish that could use some perking up with chili peppers and sharp green mango. ...more

Bacon Honey Mustard Biscuits #FoodieExtravaganza

Super full of bacon with a good hit of sweetness from the honey, these bacon honey mustard biscuits will be a favorite on your breakfast or brunch table....more

Jean's Best Vegetable Soup #SundaySupper

A rich beef broth is flavored with crushed tomatoes and a selection of vegetables. Jean’s Best Vegetable Soup will sustain you through good times and bad. It’s nutritious and filling in the best possible way....more

Mushroom Feta Tart with Feta Thyme Crust #FridayPieDay

This lovely mushroom feta tart is filled with mixed mushrooms, seasoned with thyme and white wine and sharp feta, baked in a yeast dough crust. ...more