{homemade rhubarb vanilla syrup}

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We had my aunt over for dinner on Saturday. Not only did she bring some beautiful flowers from her garden, she also brought freshly picked rhubarb. I love the taste of rhubarb! It always reminds me of childhood and summer — a great combination. ;) So, on Sunday I got to work and made this delicious rhubarb […]

{25 delicious pumpkin recipes}

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I’m in looove with pumpkin flavor! After posting the pumpkin waffles recipe last week, I couldn’t help but look for more inspiration on how to use pumpkins in delicious recipes. I can’t wait to work my way through the list! ;) Here are my top 25 pumpkin recipes (in no particular order): {pumpkin pancakes} from p.s. ♡ {pumpkin […]

{artichokes with curry and garlic dip}

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Whenever my mom invites us over for dinner and I get to choose what I want to eat, I say “Artischocken” — artichokes. It’s definitely one of my favorite foods. But for some strange reason, I never cook it for myself. I like it best when my mom cooks them. Isn’t that how it is […]

{guest post: lil’ luna — easy bruschetta}

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Hi there Nifty Thrifty friends!! Kristyn from Lil’ Luna here. I’m so excited to be doing a guest post for Vanessa. The girl is my favorite, and I use her for all my cute design needs!! Isn’t she so stinkin’ talented? I sure think so. :) Well, today I am going to be sharing with you […]

{holiday heirloom recipe collection — freebie}

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Today’s post is dedicated to my wonderful Oma. As I mentioned at the {nifty thrifty sunday} linky party, she turned 90 this past Saturday and luckily I was able to go to Berlin to celebrate with her. We had a wonderful weekend, filled with family time and festivities. My grandma was the one who introduced […]