Easy German & European Cooking

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Roasted Goose with Apricot Stuffing

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

Authentice German Red Cabbage – Rotkohl

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

South-German Potato Salad with Wieners

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

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

Lasagna – veggies included

“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

Quick Tortellini Dish

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

Gulasch – Hungarian Stew

Originally “Gulasch” comes from Hungary. Well, Germany is in the middle of Europe, so we get all kinds of delicious recipes from our neighbors and their neighbors.
I can imagine that some younger Germans believe that Gulasch is traditionally German, since it is so common on our dinner table. Every family has their own alternation of the recipe, some cook it more spicy hot, others add vegetable or add more fluid and make it a “Gulasch Soup”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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