How to make a German Plum Cake Zwetschenkuchen (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 […]

    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. It smells good… it tastes good…. it SCREAMS Christmas in my ear…(oh wait… that’s the Kids…) (actually, a Gluhwein for mommy might make the screaming kids just a teeny bit more tolerable) (that […]


      Weihnachtspunsch Recipe -German Christmas Punch

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      One thing I discovered on last year’s Christmas Market tour is that there are MANY more hot drink choices than just Glühwein and Feuerzangenbowle. I saw Kinderpunsch (punch for kids) Eierlikorpunsch (sort of a warm Eggnoggy punsch) and  Weihnachtspunsch or Christmas Punch. This rich hot Punch came loaded with holiday flavors… but until I found […]

      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 […]


      Traditions from Germany- Traditional German Christmas Decorations

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        Scrolling through the Traditions from Germany website is a bit like wandering through an authentic German Christmas market from the comfort of your own home. The charming wood and glass ornaments, handcrafted Pyramids, chubby Smokers, and even brightly lit Herrnhutter Sterne, bring joy and smiles to people who display them during the holiday season. You […]

      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 […]