Traveling to Germany with Kids – It’s Easier than You Think!

  Traveling to Germany with kids is fairly easy. I’ve done it a few times now… with kids of all ages. There have never been problems getting around, the food is not so strange that your picky eaters will starve, and there are a lot of fun things to keep the whole family happy. Just do a little planning, be realistic with…

German Christmas Pyramids -Light & Movement Brighten The Holidays

In our home everyone is excited when the German Wooden Christmas Pyramids come out of their boxes. We have two in my home… one depicting the Nativity, the other is a band of sweet Angels. A German Christmas Pyramid Carousel is generally made of wood. They have fins or paddles on the top that attach to a central pin. Candles…

Berg Pedal Karts – German Pedal Cars for ALL Ages!

Berg Pedal Karts are so much fun! When we were in Germany a few years ago our family was introduced to these large Pedal Cars that can be used by people of all ages. Kids in the area we visited were riding them on walking paths, sidewalks and bike trails. Adults were even using them pick up groceries and to…

My Denglish Life- German Culture in America

  I was born in California, but my heart has always been in Germany. You see, my parents are German, and emigrated to the US in the 60’s to start a new life. Fortunately for me, much of the life they thought they’d left behind came along with them. My first language was German. I ate German foods, wore German…

Authentic German Pancake Recipe- Eierkuchen Goldgelb

Today was a good day to pull out the Authentic German Pancake Recipe. You see, I wake up every morning with lists of ‘what do I have to do today’ running through my head. After closing my eyes again (in complete denial that morning has actually come), I stretch, and get out of bed chanting my mantra…. “I can do…

Traditional German Christmas Cookies- Recipes & Links to Buy

Oh my, I do love Traditional German Christmas Cookies. We would bake some, but most we would get from my Opa. You see, every year he would carry a suitcase full over or send us a massive package , wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine… we’d open it up and find a treasure trove of Cookies ( Plätzchen), and Chocolates…

Kalter Hund Recipe – A Delicious No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

This Kalter Hund Recipe is actually a fairly simple no-bake cake, and not the “Cold Dog” that the name implies….Layers of rich butter cookies and delicious chocolate are assembled (not baked) in a loaf pan… and then it’s stuck in the refrigerator for a few hours. Slice and serve… and wait for the applause.     As a special treat…

Roemer Glass- Green Stemmed German Wine Glasses

What is Roemer Glass? These traditional German Wine Glasses  with a green stem are all over Germany, where they are used to serve delicious wines from the Rhine or Moselle Region. We had a set in our home while I was growing up… and my family in Germany has them. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most German families have a…

Castles on the Mosel River -Moselle River Valley Castles

Sure, everyone is familiar with the Rhine. We’ve all heard the songs and legends (and maybe even seen a puppet show) based on the mighty river that crosses the length of Germany from south to north. But with so much focus on the romantic Rhine,  people tend to forget the Mosel River, which is a tremendous shame, because the Castles…

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