Easy German & European Cooking


While a cake is considered a dessert in Texas, it is not in Germany. In Germany a cake is a cake and will be eaten in the afternoon, accompanied with some coffee. A dessert is what you have as a sweet ending of your main dish and will be something like a pudding, ice cream or creamy dairy product.

Dampfnudeln / Germknödel – Sweet Dumplings

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

Pflaumenkuchen – Plum Cake, Version 1

Every year end of August: I find sugar plums at the grocery and go bananas! I buy them all – no plum left behind!!! It’s the kind of thing I can’t really explain, it*s like my drawer full of empty pizza sauce glasses, something deep inside tells me: You need that! Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog about German Recipes  and thank you for taking the time to read “about me”.

My name is Barbara, I am a mother of three and happily married to the most supportive husband anyone can imagine.
In 2010 we moved from Germany to Texas. We thought it would be only for three years but …

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