Easter Foods

German Easter Lamb Cake -Recipe and Lamb Molds

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German Easter Lamb Cake is the centerpiece and dessert on many tables at Easter. The sweet lamb,is baked into a lamb shaped mold… then decorated with either a simple sprinkling of powdered sugar, or in some homes, white frosting. In general, the cake is a pound cake, sometimes flavored with ground nuts. Why a Lamb? […]

Easter Decorations

Sorbian Easter Eggs- How are they made, and who are the Sorbs?

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Some of the most beautifully decorated Easter Eggs that I’ve ever seen are Sorbian Easter Eggs. My mother introduced us to them when we were children, and she remembered them from her childhood. You see, my Opa, her father, is from Weißwasser… a town in eastern Saxony, Germany, a town that once belonged to Upper Lusatia or Upper […]

Travel to Germany

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 […]


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 […]


German Lentil Soup with Würstchen

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Going over the dinner/grocery list the other day, I suddenly had a craving for German Lentil Soup (Linsensuppe)… the kind my mom made…with Würstchen (Frankfurters). When I was a child, we’d each get our own sausage with the soup, and the ends would hang over the bowl. To my 8 year old brain, THAT was […]

German School- From Kindergarten to University

Traditional German Clothing

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

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Recently I posted an image of Rare Dirndl’s beautiful “Empress Dirndl”. The bodice of this chic and sophisticated looking Dirndl covered more than the average Dirndl and required no blouse. The reactions were mixed and rather vocal…with many stating” that’s NOT a Dirndl”! Why not? “A TRADTIONAL German Dirndl needs to be low cut with […]


German Slippers July 4th Sale! Up to 25% off Sandals & Slippers

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Happy July 4th! To celebrate, German Slippers is offering up to 25% off all  Slippers and Sandals. Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you’ll find the perfect slipper or sandal at GermanSlippers.com . They stylish and comfortable sandals incredibly “in” right now. Wear them with shorts, or even a dirndl! And the breathable […]

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 is […]

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