February 11, 2017

Yummiest Chocolate Cookies Ever

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe-look no further.
If you are looking for quick, easy, AND THE BEST CHOCOLATE cookie recipe EVER-here ya go!

My friend always treated us with these fantastic chocolate cookies when she would come over.  They were literally the best cookies I've ever tasted! 
I finally decided to try my hand at making them and now we are addicted. lol
It only takes 3 ingredients!  THREE!!!!!

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
Bake 325 for 8-10 minutes

That's it!

Mix the three ingredients to get sort of like a thick brownie consistency.
Put small spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Because of the vegetable oil, the cookies sort of form perfectly into these little dollops.
Bake for about 8 minutes to ensure they are super soft all over...10 minutes for them to still be soft in the middle, but have a little harder perimeter.
I like them all being chocolate, but my kids and hubby love adding peanut butter.  So, I make half the batch with peanut butter chips.
Bake them the exact same way...325 for 8-10 minutes...8 minutes for more of an overall soft cookie.

Told ya it would be the easiest recipe ever!

February 04, 2017

Trier Roman Amphitheater

Trier is known as the oldest city in German and dates back to the Roman Empire.
What I didn't find out, until my 3rd year living here, is that there is actually an amphitheater and underground Roman baths that you can tour.  After I found these 2 places, I asked around and a lot of people didn't even know that they were here. 
So, the following is a must see when you visit this city!
I'll be writing about the amphitheater in this post.  But, stay tuned for my post on the Roman baths.
Here is the amphitheater's official website (there is an English option).
There is so much space for kids to run around and explore. 
You can see to the right of the picture, there are small doorways. 
Inside are rooms set up with displays, such as gladiator armor.

There are multiple levels to run around and explore different views of the amphitheater. 
(note:  the upper and lower levels are not stroller friendly.)
 Underneath the amphitheater you can explore and see where the gladiators waited to battle.

On a beautiful day, you can spend a couple of hours enjoying walking around the grounds.

Things to know:
Bergstra├če 45
54295 Trier
There are free bathrooms at the entrance of the amphitheater
Parking:  FREE parking directly in front of the amphitheater
Opening hours:
April - September: daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October and March: daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November - February: daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Single admission to Amphitheater (price per person):
Adults: € 4.00    
Adults in groups (10 or more persons): € 3.50    
Children and adolescents through age 17: € 2.50    
Children and adolescents through age 17 in groups: € 2.00

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