Let's just get this out of the way right up front...we fully realize that Tiramisu is not an American dish or a Bulgarian dish, it is most definitely Italian!! That does not seem to prevent it, however, from being very popular amongst Bulgarians, especially as a dessert option on local restaurant menus. While I have… Continue reading Classic Tiramisu Recipe
As foodies...I LOVE grocery shopping (and Kevin loves eating)!! Well, usually I love grocery shopping assuming I can understand the labels of all the products 😂. Here in Bulgaria grocery shopping has certainly become easier over time but some days it can still feel overwhelming! Here in Ruse we have several places/types of stores where… Continue reading Grocery Shopping: Kaufland
Whenever we connect with friends and family back in the states, we commonly receive questions such as: "What is it like to live abroad?" "Do you miss home?" "How is the language learning going?" "What are some of the biggest cultural differences that you find between Bulgaria and the States?" While we could talk… Continue reading 7 Layer Bars
As the winter snow and ice melt into slush and puddles...we are excited by the signs that spring is finally on the way!! Although dodging large puddles on our daily walk to work sometimes proves more challenging than avoiding the ice 😂. We are loving the longer hours of daylight and the rising temperatures. Our… Continue reading Shopska Salad
Confession: The first Super Bowl I (Sarah) watched was as a graduate student with my housemates and I have only watched the game (or at least part of it) a few times since then. As a child I barely even knew what the Super Bowl. Even now I do enjoy the excuse to try fun new… Continue reading Macaroni & Cheese (Honoring the Eagles’ Super Bowl Win!)
One of the staple dishes in the Bulgarian diet is: BANITSA! (or баница!) What is Banitsa you might ask??? The best way to describe it is as a savory puff pastry filled with cheese, or sometimes spinach, meat or even pumpkin puree. It is also often served with yogurt on the side. Consider it the Bulgarian… Continue reading Bulgarian Banitsa!
We love a good chili recipe! Here in Bulgaria this is also a classic American dish that we have enjoyed sharing with our friends, and so far they love it too!! In the states it is quite common to make chili with a mix of ground meat and beans. Here in Bulgaria, however, canned beans… Continue reading Meat & Veggie Lovers’ Chili Recipe