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Enjoy Our Lifestyle Blog. We try out all the products we review, have traveled to the places we write about and the easy recipes we feature have been prepared in our own kitchen. Watch one of our cooking videos then scroll down to see more…

Our Latest Blog Articles:

  • A Cloud Storage Case… cloud storage tipsOnce Upon a Time… On a gap year before college in the mid-1990s, Jill made an epic journey from Hong Kong to Frankfurt via the Trans-Siberian Railway. That’s eight time zones—and umpteen rolls of 35mm film. Some of them are still packed away in a box someplace, undeveloped, deteriorating, nearly forgotten. She couldn’t afford to have all the rolls processed immediately upon her return. She keeps the ones that were developed in a photo binder, also packed away ... Read More
  • Lava Lava Beach Club… lava lava beach club big islandLava Lava’s slogan is spot on ‘Get some sand between your toes!’ that’s what it’s all about when relaxing on the Big Island of Hawaii. As caretakers living in Hawaii we work hard and live rent free, unfortunately we don’t make a ton of money. That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a few of the more luxurious places, just like tourists do. Lava Lava is a beach club located in beautiful Waikoloa. They offer a fun, toes ... Read More
  • How To Use A Paring … Kitchen tips and tricks.. how to use a paring knifeA paring knife is one of the essential kitchen tools every cook should have. Paring knives are very versatile and can be used for many different tasks. With a blade between 2 1/2 and 5 inches, the paring knife looks a lot like a mini chef knife. It’s a general purpose knife that can be used for very intricate work. When it comes to making quick work of small kitchen tasks, like removing the seeds from a pepper, de-veining ... Read More


A little background info: Jager Foods, the company, was first created in 1985 by Nick’s parents on their farm in Minnesota where they produced delicious Shiitake Soups. At one time they had four ladies and Grandma helping in the soup kitchen. The business was very good for a while! You could find the four distinct flavors of Jager Foods soups in local grocery stores, as well as specialty stores & gift shops all over the country. Sadly, Shiitake mushrooms grew out of favor in the mid-90’s and sales declined dramatically, forcing them to close the soup kitchen.

In 2006 we created a website and tried our hands at reviving the soup business. Instead of making and selling Jager Foods Soup Mixes, we found out very quickly that we were much better suited for writing articles and sharing our life experiences.

Today we create easy recipes, write about travel destinations, review products, provide DIY tips and try to entertain our blog visitors and readers as best we can. This food, travel, review and lifestyle blog is also a way for us to share life with our families that are spread across the US and Europe.

Thank you for visiting and best wishes to you and yours! Nick and Silke Jager

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…all the products we write about have been thoroughly tested by us. Check out our ‘Two Cents Worth’ and then learn more about the item by reading our full review or simply click the link to visit Amazon to make a purchase.

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Don’t Forget To Visit Our Recipe Videos Page:

Delicious Dinner Recipes – We love to cook and we think it shows in these fun videos. Step by step cooking instructions that are easy to follow and fun to make at home. See if you can pick up on Silke’s accent.

Are you new to the world of cooking? Send us an email with your cooking, recipe or how-to questions.


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