Easy German & European Cooking

Sides

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

Pumpkin Mash – Kürbisbrei

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

Spätzle / Käsespätzle

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

How to cook rice the right way

 

I hope I do not promise you too much about “the right way” to cook rice, since in some cultures rice needs to be sticky like for sushi. But I can teach you about cooking rice that is perfectly cooked through, not sticky at all and has a nice flavor! Continue reading

Fruchtiger Reis Salat – Juicy Rice Salad

Last year my friend Christine invited all her friends for her baby outing. She also asked her guests to bring a side while they would provide everything else.

I had to think for a while, not because I had no idea what to bring to a party, but because this family has all kinds of allergies: eggs, nuts, milk … the EpiPen is always on hand!

Finally I decided on a juicy Rice Salad – which would also be great if 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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