Love the idea of your theme...my father was in the Army for over 24 years. My mom collected recipes everywhere we went. And when my husband (a DOD civilian) and I were in Germany, I picked up a few more there.
My dad and his three brothers (the Four Guglielmo boys) served in WWII, and they all came back. I can still picture my dad saying, "Be careful because flour can explode." Thanks for this theme and I hope others will join you this 2012.