A Half-Birthday Date

A Half-Birthday Date

I have the best boyfriend in the world (fight me), and I am constantly looking for new ideas of what to do for him! My roommate was telling me about what she did for her friend’s half-birthday, and I laughed so hard. She organized “half” activities (such as eating half a sandwich, watching half a movie, […]

4 Life Lessons from a 4-Leaf Clover

4 Life Lessons from a 4-Leaf Clover

I have a secret talent. You know that game 2 Truths and a Lie? One of my truths is the same every time: I can find 4-leaf clovers without trying. Yes, I realize that some people go their whole lives without ever finding one, but for me it was always so easy! I would just […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

So let me just start out by saying that Argentine empanadas are my favorite food from Argentina! They are so fun to make and even more fun to eat! There’s nothing like rolling the edges of the pastry to perfection. I’ve made them side by side with a 92-year-old woman from Argentina, and also with […]

Alfajores de Maicena: An Argentine Dessert

Alfajores de Maicena: An Argentine Dessert

This is a favorite dessert from Argentina! For those of you unfamiliar with South America, there are bakeries… everywhere. And the bread is so cheap! I could get a giant bag of freshly-made bread for about 50 cents. Those were the days for sure! But the secret the Argentine bakers never wanted you to know […]

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

So they tell you not to eat the yellow snow….(that’s some good advice right there!) But what about the other snow? I remember always playing in the snow with my siblings, building snowmen and forts, and making snow angels. However, there’s a lot less excitement for me now, especially because I was just hired on […]

A Walk in the Rain

A Walk in the Rain

I remember the day I grew tired of the rain. It seemed to mock us as we walked a few more miles in the ankle-deep mud. I felt discouraged that we had talked with so many people and no one would listen to two, soaking wet missionaries who spoke very broken Spanish. For the first […]