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Travel to Germany

Ama Waterways Cruise June 2022 with German Girl in America

  After a long lockdown, I’m Excited to Announce a Fabulous Project! Ama Waterways Cruise with German Girl in America Ama Waterways together with Brenda Pence of Cruise Planners and I are planning an awesome   River Cruise in Germany from June 28- July 5th, 2022.   And the Kicker? We want you to dust off […]

KUCHEN!

How to make a German Plum Cake Zwetschgenkuchen (with Streusel!)

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Seems like whenever you are invited to coffee in a German household in Summertime, you will find a German Plum Cake on the table. Such a wonderful summertime dessert… a bit tart, a bit sweet, delicious to eat… nice enough for a Sunday Coffee… but easy enough for every day. It’s even Yummy for Breakfast… […]

Beer Wine and Drinks!

Traditional German Glühwein Recipe- German Mulled Wine For a Cold Evening

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This German Gluhwein Recipe-Warms Your Toes and Your Tummy I love to make up this Traditional German Gluhwein Recipe during the Holiday season  rather then going to Costa Coffee or Starbucks for a cup of coffee. It smells good… it tastes good…. it SCREAMS Christmas in my ear…(oh wait… that’s the Kids…) (actually, a Gluhwein for mommy might […]

FOOD

My Oma’s Schoko-Nusskuchen Recipe- A Nut-lover’s Favorite

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  My cousin Linda absolutely made my day when she sent me our Oma’s recipe for Schoko-Nusskuchen along with the note “this is the cake Oma always baked for our Birthdays“. This simple little cake may not be a fancy Torte, but flavorwise, it packs an amazing punch…reminding me a lot of my favorite mid-day […]

German School- From Kindergarten to University

Traditional German Clothing

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

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My One-Of-A-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl My mother was visiting when the big box from Rare Dirndl arrived. She couldn’t wait to see what was inside, so we tore off the wrapping… and then I lifted the lid and pulled back the tissue. Inside was my special one-of-a-kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl. Over the years […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

German Slippers July 4th Sale! 22% off Haflinger and Woolfit

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Happy July 4th! To celebrate, German Slippers is offering 22% off all Haflinger and Woolfit Clogs, Slippers and Sandals. To use the discount, simply enter the code FOURTH into the designated field inside your cart. Or you can always use my special coupon code HappyShopping20 Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you’ll find […]

German Games and Toys

Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

  Like so many German kids, I was lucky enough to have a few stuffed Steiff Stuffed Animals & Plush toys. A  small Dog with a blue collar and a bell, an Owl, and a Goldfish. One very memorable Christmas, I found a Steiff Bear sitting in the branches of our Christmas Tree. The Owl […]

My Oma’s Schoko-Nusskuchen Recipe- A Nut-lover’s Favorite

  My cousin Linda absolutely made my day when she sent me our Oma’s recipe for Schoko-Nusskuchen along with the note “this is the cake Oma always baked for our Birthdays“. This simple little cake may not be a fancy Torte, but flavorwise, it packs an amazing punch…reminding me a lot of my favorite mid-day […]

The Linden tree in Germany – At the Heart of Germany

A friend sent me a clip from a news story out of West Virginia about the removal of a Linden Tree. What made him curious was not the toys found under the tree… it was the tree itself. This special tree was the last survivor of three Linden trees brought to the United States by […]

The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…

How did a warehouse district manage to get UNESCO Status? Well, the Speicherstadt Hamburg is incredibly photogenic… rows of neo-Gothic brick warehouses tower over the water connected by bridges (fun fact, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice). But it’s more than just looks. Think of the Speicherstadt Hamburg as a city within a city. An […]

Old World Village in Huntington Beach- A slice of Bavaria in California

Just 10 minutes from one of Orange County’s famous surfing spots, you’ll find the Old World Village in Huntington Beach. This special enclave of shops and restaurants conceived and built in the late 1970s by Josef and Dolores Bischof to transport guests and residents to a Bavarian Village. Today, the cobblestoned streets, muraled buildings, flower […]

Germany and Coffee- Coffee Culture and History of German Coffee

“Komm, lass uns einen Kaffee trinken“… words I’ve heard my whole life. Come on, let’s drink a coffee. Mornings before a big day, the middle of the afternoon on a shopping trip, or maybe just while sitting and chatting. Germany and coffee go hand in hand. Germans might actually drink more coffee than beer… they […]

What is a Radler- The History of a Drink Named for a Cyclist

I realize this might be considered blasphemy, but I’m not much of a beer drinker. I just never developed a taste for it (apparently, I make an “eeewww” face from the bitter flavor when I drink it). But soda is generally too sweet. Fortunately, an innkeeper in Deisenhofen, Germany came up with a solution that […]

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

My One-Of-A-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl My mother was visiting when the big box from Rare Dirndl arrived. She couldn’t wait to see what was inside, so we tore off the wrapping… and then I lifted the lid and pulled back the tissue. Inside was my special one-of-a-kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl. Over the years […]

Titan-RT! Crossing the Longest Suspension Bridge in Germany

After spending a lot of time touring old buildings in Quedlinburg, it was time for adventure.  Time for the Titan RT! Now, I don’t do well with heights… all the symptoms, shakes, sweats, nausea, wash over me in a wave. So, what was I doing on the longest suspension bridge in Germany? My fearless partner […]

Oktoberfest Party Ideas- Plan An Oktoberfest Party!

Even if you can’t make it to Munich, you can still celebrate! Plan an Oktoberfest Party at home with these Oktoberfest Theme Party Ideas!  All you need is Beer, food music and some fun Oktoberfst party supplies/ decorations to get everyone in the mood! You can go big… and rent a tent, hire a band, and […]

German Slippers July 4th Sale! 22% off Haflinger and Woolfit

Happy July 4th! To celebrate, German Slippers is offering 22% off all Haflinger and Woolfit Clogs, Slippers and Sandals. To use the discount, simply enter the code FOURTH into the designated field inside your cart. Or you can always use my special coupon code HappyShopping20 Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you’ll find […]