About Me

Rayne drops on roses, whiskers on kittens, and my dog Mishka’s cute little fur mittens. Baking and cooking, and then traveling, these are a few of my favorite things…” –rendition of “Rain Drops on Roses”, The Sound of Music


Hi there!  My name is Ellie.

I love to cook and bake!  My husband is my number one fan!  One of my passions in cooking and baking is being able to draw from international and local cuisine.  I am the daughter of a Swede and an American, have lived in 5 countries, 6 states, and visited countless others.  I love being able to share the variety of tastes and traditions with anyone who is adventurous enough to try them.

When I’m not spending time in the kitchen, I am taking care of my sweet dogs, spending time in my garden, working with my hands, and enjoying the great outdoors.  You might also find me curled up under a warm blanket with a cup of tea. 

My blog shares recipes inspired by my time overseas, good ol’ American cuisine, ultimate comfort foods, tidbits about our adventures together, and life on our little mini farm-to-be.  Thanks for visiting my page.  I hope you enjoy the recipes and musings!