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September 11, 2012

Cooking In Madagascar

I'm not sure how frequent these types of posts will be but several people have asked recently what types of things I'm cooking here in Madagascar.  We have an okay selection of your basic necessities (but know that my definition of that has changed in the past year) but we do lack things like oh say - canned crescent rolls (oh how I miss those!!)  I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest but I'm slowly learning that "this" can be substituted for "that" so lately it's mostly a love relationship!  I wasn't what you would consider a "cook" in the States but here it's really not an option...I have to be.  What started out a year ago as very hesitant attempts - has turned into something that's more of a hobby.  Cooking has become something that I truly enjoy doing and I love finding new recipes to try!  I've even been known to read lots of recipes for one thing and combine what I think would be good into just one recipe and so far (much to the disbelief of my husband) it's turned out quite well!
I read blogs that have beautiful pictures of their latest cooking creation...not me - but here are the links to tried and true recipes that we have really enjoyed!  I hope you enjoy them too and I'd love to know a few of your favorites (especially if I have all the ingredients here!!)

Crispy Ranch Chicken - had a package that had cream of chicken in it - SO GLAD!

Strawberry Creme Cobbler - I really don't know how to describe how delicous this dessert is!

Toddler Veggie Muffins - I included zucchini in Ryleigh's b/c we have an abundance and she needs green veggies!!

Parmesan Zucchini - super easy side dish that is a hit with our whole family

Crockpot Chicken Chili - recipe says over rice, but we ate it with tortilla chips and it was YUMMY!

Sweet & Sour Chicken - I'm not the biggest fan of this in the States BUT it's Steve's favorite so we tried it last night and it.was.awesome.

Zucchini Cakes - obviously I'd prefer crab cakes but since that's not an option, these are quite delicious!!

Crockpot French Toast - think more souffle turnout than "toast" but it was much easier than cooking french toast the normal way!

Creme Cheese Biscuits - seriously the best "melt in your mouth" biscuits I've ever had!


  1. I love this post!I love hearing about yalls life there, and since I'm obsessed with cooking, hearing about this part is so neat!

  2. tell me about it... crescent rolls, Rotel tomatoes, and the list goes on. we've adjusted well though!


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