Many of us know the classic Cobb salad—lettuce, tomatoes, chicken or turkey, eggs, avocado, cheese and, of course, bacon bits. It is a classic for a reason—it’s delicious!
Comfort food never tasted so good!

3 cups flour, all-purpose
1 ½ tsp salt
5 eggs
3 egg yolks
3 tbsp olive oil

Ravioli filling
With the holidays right around the corner and everything in the world a little topsy-turvy, why not change up your signature Thanksgiving stuffing recipe?  There’s no better time than the present to add in a new ingredient or change up the seasonings you use.
One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to sample the local baked goods. In France, I adore Pain au Chocolate with a café au lait or a warm, fresh out-of-the-oven baguette.
Scenario A: It’s hours before your guests are set to arrive and there’s no time to get to the commissary. Scenario B: You are a contractor, retiree or one of Stripes’ readers without an ID card and thus you do all your shopping on the local economy anyway.
Yesterday, as I was mindlessly scrolling social media, a reminder post to check my “memories” popped up and I discovered that it had been exactly one year since I moved from the U.S. to Germany for our first OCONUS move.
The classic French dish known as Coq au Vin is a chicken braised in wine and garlic, typically accompanied by mushrooms, onions and cubes of bacon. The wine most often used to create this rich and hearty dish is a red Burgundy wine.
While some people dread the coming cold, I rather enjoy it. There’s nothing quite as lovely as curling up next to a fire with a cozy blanket, fascinating book and a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate.
It was 3 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon and we were playing board games. It was an overcast, threatening-rain kind of German day and we were craving cozy.
Holidays mean spending, but you’ve got the discipline to keep it reined in this season. Celebrating with your family doesn’t have to lead to debt, and here’s how to make it a great holiday and maintain financial control.
Control your cash
Having a meal or two at a nice restaurant in tourist destinations are nice.
"Mulgipuder" or mashed potatoes with barley, may just be the recipe you’ve been looking for as autumn grows co
For a late-night snack, quick lunch or delicious dinner, there’s no wrong time to eat the fan-favorite Döner! The Döner kebab has quickly become one of Germany’s favorite fast foods, second to perhaps only the bratwurst or currywurst.
If you shop on the German economy, you may have noticed the “Bio” symbol on some products. This label simply means that the product is organic. Some farmers in Germany started using organic style agricultural method in the late-1920s.
Norman Rockwell’s oil painting, “Freedom from Want,” is an iconic representation of the American holiday meal. Grandpa is standing at the head of a long table while Grandma makes room for the massive roasted bird, and multiple generations sit around them—elbow to elbow—in eager anticipation.
Whether you’re gathering ideas for holiday gifts to send to family and friends or simply wanting to refresh your home with some new or seasonal pieces, social media and online shops are making it easy to support local artists and small businesses all over Europe.