Posted on: April 18, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I am not very good when it comes to trying new recipes. I usually stick to the same ones that work. I make the same recipes mostly because, not only because I know them, but also because they have few ingredients. But recently I had a burst of excitement when I saw this new recipe. It had more ingredients than I would have liked. But it looked so good so…

Posted on: April 14, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

A Delicious Beef Stew

This was the first thing that I made in my Dutch oven when I bought it. Wow, it turned out much better than I expected. My sister gave me some pointers, but the rest, I did all on my own. You never know if something will turn out unless you try it, so go ahead and give it a try. It might surprise you. Ingredients Stew Meat Ketchup Dark Beer…

Posted on: April 11, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 5

An Ode to Everyone Working In Social Work

When I was a teenager, I got myself placed into foster care. My parents weren’t doing their job, so I reached out to my oldest sister. She helped me contact social services and get placed with her foster parents. In America, unless there are clear signs of abuse, it is almost impossible to take a child out of their home. Many children lie when asked by authorities about what is…

Posted on: April 4, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 14

Healthcare Isn’t Free Anywhere, Not Even in Europe

Someone recently commented on a post of mine saying that, of course, I can be happy because healthcare is free in Europe. And this comment isn’t a one-time thing. I get it often. That really upset me. I too grew up thinking healthcare is free in Europe, but that really isn’t true. It’s actually a lot more expensive than you think it is. And it’s definitely not free, at least…

Posted on: March 31, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 4

An Easy Way to Bake a Whole Chicken

I always loved how a whole baked chicken looks. It’s such a perfect way to celebrate the bird. You get to taste and enjoy all the different flavors of the chicken, instead of only eating one piece of it. I finally got to it and made a whole chicken. My friend gave me a bit of advice, but I mostly created this dish on my own. It was super easy…

Posted on: March 28, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

How to Spice up a Bowl of Instant Ramen Noodles

Do you ever feel like you want a hot lunch, but don’t want to cook everything from scratch? That’s where instant ramen comes in. I always have a few packages of it on hand whenever I want a quick hot lunch. I always add some other elements to spice it up, like eggs and veggies. I love getting creative with my food. Here is a simple way to perk up…

Posted on: March 21, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 5

This Is Why You Should Be Saying No More Often

A lot of us are people pleasers. I usually tend to say yes instead of no, even when I don’t want to. Where I’m from, the USA, we are taught to have three side hustles in addition to our full-time job. We are told to say yes at work, no matter how overburdened we become. We are often pushed to live beyond our means just to impress people we like,…

Posted on: March 14, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

An Egg on a Bed of Salad

I love eating something super filling and hot for lunch, but I don’t like making a whole fuss. Whenever I don’t have leftovers to eat, my go-to lunch is eggs. They are filling, nutritious and so easy to make. And most importantly, they are relatively inexpensive. Usually, I put some kind of veggie or bread with the egg to make it more filling. This is something that I make at…

Posted on: March 7, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

Peanut Butter Cookies Made With Only 4 Ingredients

I’m one of those people that make a ton of food when I invite people over. I’m always worried that someone will go hungry. For the Thanksgiving meal dessert, I made a coffee cake, but I thought it wouldn’t be enough, even though I also had a bunch of chocolates. So I decided to make another quick dessert, peanut butter cookies. I grew up eating these all the time because…

Posted on: February 21, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 32

5 of My Unpopular Opinions About the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a wonderful place to live. There are beautiful fields everywhere. Sheep are used to mown most parks and fields instead of lawnmowers. There are cute old windmills everywhere. People cycle to work, school, shopping, and more instead of driving. The country is known for its amazing cheese and beautiful tulips. The work-life balance is unbeatable in comparison to other countries. I really love living here. Even though…