How to make a German Plum Cake (Pflaumenkuchen) Two Ways!

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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 […]

Delicious Recipes

How to Schwenker Grill- Where to find a Schwenker Grill, How to Use it, and a delicious Schwenkbraten Recipe!

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Somewhere in my mom’s photo albums is a photo of my Uncle using his German Schwenker Grill. He took his job very seriously (we kids weren’t allowed to fool with it). And it took a long time for dinner to be ready on this crazy looking contraption, because my Uncle took his job seriously, and […]


Easy German Blueberry Cheesecake- Heidelbeerkuchen

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This German Blueberry Cheesecake contains a KILO of blueberries! And as you know, the best part about German cakes with fruit … well, besides that they are delicious… is that since they contain FRUIT, so you can imagine that they are healthy to eat. Therefore, you may have another slice without feeling one bit of […]

Traditional German Clothing

What is a Gamsbart? A Plume to wear with your Bavarian Tracht

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The first time I heart the word Gamsbart… I completely misunderstood. I heard “Gansbart” (Goose Beard) and figured that the person telling me about them had completely lost their mind. (Although…In a way, I wasn’t THAT far off…). So, what is a Gamsbart? This special hat decoration that looks like an old fashioned shaving brush […]


German Shop 24 Product Reviews- German Shopping Online

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Recently German Shop 24 approached me, and asked if I would like to do monthly reviews of some of their products. Since I do much of my German Shopping online… and already order many of my favorite items from them… I am MORE than happy to share German Shop 24 Product Reviews. German Shop 24 […]

German Games and Toys

Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

Steiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 10 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 […]