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Beer Glass or Stein? German Beer Glasses for Different Types of Beer

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One thing you may notice about Germans, is that they can be rather particular about what sort of glass their beer is served in. This is not just snobbery… there really are special Beer Glasses for different types of Beer. Certain shapes will accentuate the flavors of different types of beer.  And why can’t you […]

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German Krapfen Recipe…. Fried Dough Treats!

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One of my father’s favorite food memories is his Mother’s German Krapfen Recipe that she would make every year on New Year’s Eve and on Fastnachtdienstag (Shrove or Fat Tuesday). These are Rheinische  Öl Krapfen, which means they are a fried yeast dough filled with raisins… sort of like a donut, but not (so don’t make these […]

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German Christmas Baking Recipes: Traditional Recipes Made Easy by Christian Teubner

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Christmas Baking: Traditional Recipes Made Easy Christian Teubner has written a number of German Cookbooks, but “Christmas Baking” is one that I reach for all the time. Originally titled “Weinachtsbaekerei”, it covers all of the traditional German Christmas Cookie Recipes, and even a few cakes and breads. It’s a little book, but it is LOADED […]

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Where to Buy A Feuerzangenbowle Set – Feuerzangenbowle Recipe Too!

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Nothing says gemütlichkeit like a flaming drink…. The German Feuerzangenbowle Set (literally, Fire Tongs Punch brings friends together. This traditional, German mulled wine (Glühwein), has a flaming cone of sugar over it, slowly dripping the caramelized sugar into the warm wine for extra flavor. But, Where to Buy a Feuerzangenbowle set in the USA? While […]

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Marzipan Pigs Good Luck -Marzipan Glückschwein

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  Funsch Marzipan Pig in Cello Bag If you give Marzipan Pigs, good luck and delicious flavors will be spread to friends and family this Christmas! Many Germans like to include a Marzipan Glückschwein with  their Christmas gifts! Or as a special gift for the New Year. These sweet treats will make anyone feel lucky…. If […]

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Cinnamon Star Cookie Recipe (German Zimtsterne)

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Certain cookies just just have to be Christmas Cookies. This Cinnamon Star Cookie Recipe, or as they are more commonly known in Germany, Zimt Sterne, is one of those. ( Face it, some cookies just have to be eaten at certain times of the year, and no other…. gingerbread men are odd in July… unless they are in a […]

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Cherry Meringue Torte aka Blitz Torte mit Kirschen

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  The recipe for Cherry Meringue Torte came to me from my Tante Anne. To me it is summer in Germany. Juicy Cherries, Whipped Cream Filling, sandwiched between two layers of Meringue topped Cake. It looks special… tastes wonderful and light.. and is actually not that difficult to make. I’ve given the recipe with the German Measurements […]

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German Green Bean Soup/ Gruene Bohneneintopf -Easy Delicious Meal

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I love a good Eintopf.. one pot meal.. and my favorite would have to be German Green Bean Soup or Gruene Bohneneintopf. This easy and delicious meal satisfies even the heartiest of appetites. It’s loaded with Green Beans, potatoes and even beef (and a little bacon). Along with a few slices of bread, it’s the […]

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