I am Carrie -- a twenty year old Army wife. Home is where my husband is, which, currently, is in Mannheim, Germany. The two of us were raised in Kentucky and shared the dream to leave it. The Army was never how I pictured escape, but so far it has treated us well.
I am half way through a degree in English Literature, awaiting transfer to an online university. My marriage and subsequent international move interrupted previous career plans, though not unpleasantly. I hope one day to pick up where I left off on the road to a well-paid job, but for now I am perfectly content living out a love story in Europe. I have always been a romantic.
I read anything I get my hands on. I write every day. I want to see every inch of the world. I love with my whole heart. I bask in the sunshine and drink too much tea. I believe in the power of words, but more so in the power of a smile. These are the important things.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, pasta, pasta!
I also love to bake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas time in my family means on thing...candy! My mother, grandmother and I get together every year to whip up tons of confections for the annual Christmas party. This tradition is the base ingredient in a huge portion of my childhood (and even adulthood) memories.
My cooking tragedies
Italian buttercream will kill me one day. I've yet to make it successfully...but I will not accept defeat!