This is my favorite German cookie recipe for cookies all year round – but I especially use it to bake Christmas Cookies! The texture of these cookies is soft and a little moist in the center. They are so delicious and everyone loves them. I bet you will become a fan of this recipe, too! Continue reading
Some of you might have followed my facebook “documentary” of my roasted goose cooking on Thanksgiving. As I already stated there, since we are only four people and turkey is not our favorite bird, we had decided to have a goose instead of a turkey for the holiday. It was also a “test run” for Christmas since I was considering having a goose for Christmas Eve, instead of two ducks.
Goose is a traditional Christmas meal in Germany, they are also a very common meal during November, because of St. Martins Day. Many traditional German restaurants – mostly on the countryside – offer “goose” or “Gänsebraten” during November. Busses with seniors are brought there for a feast meal – it’s a big business! Continue reading
Bell Pepper Quiche is not really a traditional German recipe but since bell pepper is such a healthy vegetable (lots of vitamin C!!!) and my kids like it, this is just great for a hot summer day in Texas. It is pretty quick and doesn’t leave a big mess = more time in the pool! Continue reading
I am baking this Easter Bread for about 20 years and everyone loves it. Continue reading
A typical German main dish has the components: Meat, potatoes (carbs) and a vegetable side. Red Cabbage is a frequent side for a Sunday roast but if you think of it as a sour, crunchy thing from a store bought jar or can, then you’ve never had authentic German red cabbage, made from scratch! Continue reading
Oktoberfest is all about beer, Brathändel (rotisserie chicken) … and Lebkuchenherzen (Gingerbread Hearts)! Continue reading
“Oh Tangarine Cream Cheese Cake, you look and taste soooooo gooooood!” Fresh and delicious – just right for a hot summer day. Continue reading
Germany is devided about potato salad, seriously! There is the “South German Potato Salad” (or Munich Potato Salad) with a vinaigrette and the “Berlin Potato Salad” with mayo – and most people like only one of both. Not so me. I love both versions. But if you live in the South of the US, you might want to do the “Berlin” version in the hot season, since it has not mayo and therefor no health risk. Continue reading
Not a fish fan? You might change your mind about that! This delicious tilapia recipe has been my absolute favorite at our Italien restaurant in Germany and I believe I’ve never ordered anything else than that. Don’t be afraid of preparing something else than fishsticks! Continue reading
For those busy weeknights, for the kids, for fun or just for “desert for dinner” … quick fix with vitamins!
OK, here is my funny – and quite embarrassing story about Grünkohl:
Homemade Lebkuchen is something you really MUST try! These cookies are a favorite every Christmas … and even after. They taste like nothing you have had before but you will never forget the heavenly taste.
Skiing in the Alpes comes with eating Germknödel aka Dampfnundeln! If you’ve been there up on the mountain for lunch, this food is what gives you all the energy back that the cold weather sucked out of your body. Even if you are not skiing but maybe shoveling snow or just trying to make it to the mail box, have in mind that you will always be able to reward yourself with Dampfnudeln! Continue reading
Often sweet dishes and desserts come with a vanilla sauce in Germany. While one can buy it in Germany like in a milk jug, Continue reading
“How do I get those vegetables into my kids?” Some parents mash them into pasta sauce, others bake a cake with zucchini and just give up. Since my kids – though picky eaters – are OK with most veggies, it’s usually not such a big deal in my family. But there are a few vegetables that even my kids would reject and that’s just too bad, because they have great health benefits – especially during winter. Continue reading
I love the summer and when fall comes around the corner the only thing that cheers me up about it is the pumpkin season. But it’s not about any pumpkin, it’s about a very special one and in Germany we call it “Hokaido pumpkin” while here it seems to be called “Red Kuri“. This Red Kuri has a better taste than any other pumpkin and tends to be a little sweet with a slightly tart note … Continue reading
Like every German I am of cause obsessed with bread. And like every German who has moved to another country, this is what I miss the most when it comes to food. Baking a bread that tastes like German Bread is kind of the holy grail for expats and emigrants from my country and I am no exemption. I spent quit a bit of time with trying to bake a bread like from a German bakery. Continue reading
When it comes to baking bread, I will often refer to “Bread Spice”. For a long time I didn’t use any bread spice but the bread never really tasted right. It was more tasting like the rim of a pizza or something like that. This can taste good, too, but I wanted the rich taste of German Bread and knew, something was missing. Continue reading
Some days it just has to got fast with cooking … well actually that applies to most of our days. This recipe is very quick and requires just a very few ingredients. We all love it so I usually have the necessary ingredients in the fridge. Tortellini are Italian food. When Italians started to move to Germany for a better life (that was about 40 years ago) many people were Continue reading
We got stuck on a mountain during a heavy thunderstorm in the Alpes and gladly made it into a hut that was also a restaurant. We sat down … damp and a little clueless about how long this storm might take and how we could get back to our hotel in the valley. Meanwhile we ordered something to eat: Käsespätzle!
Never in my entire life I have seen my kids eat like crowd of vulture! They fought about every single bite, despite the fact Continue reading