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What is Spanferkel? A Roasted Pig, Perfect for German Festivals!

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I’d heard there would be Spanferkel at Germanfest, and I was a bit confused… What is Spanferkel? A “Ferkel” is a little Pig” (it’s also what my mom would call me when I came home particularly muddy) and “Span” is wood chips. Pig in Wood Chips? That can’t be right. It was time to learn […]

German Rhubarb Meringue Cake – Rhabarber Baiser Kuchen

German Fest Milwaukee 2018! Thank You & PHOTOS!

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UPDATE- Thursday before German Fest weekend is always a fun “gathering” day. 2 Years ago I was there with my family… this year, Covid-19 cancelled the event. Still… there’s always next year! Loving these KIDS!!! Isn’t it funny how time spent having fun just FLIES by? Seems like only yesterday I was packing my bags […]

Vanilla Sauce Recipe – Vanillesoße – the Perfect Dessert Topping!

The Freistadt Alte Kameraden- A “Glorious” Display of Generosity

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Proving their amazing generosity once again… the Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band raised $2400 for charity in one weekend of GermanFest... that’s $1000 more than last year! And it all goes to kids who need it. I’m proud to know these guys! Permission for all photos from Dale Blank   The Freistadt Alte Kameraden and “Gloria” […]

Vanilla Sauce Recipe – Vanillesoße – the Perfect Dessert Topping!

A Generous Germanfest Milwaukee Community Donates to Kids

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  In a tremendous display of generosity, the Germanfest Milwaukee community and the Freistadt Alte Kameraden donated over $10,000 to children’s charities this week. It just goes to show you that a little effort, combined with a big heart adds up to some amazing things. Germanfest Milwaukee Community Donates $10,000 to Kids Eric Radue, the Germanfest […]

Vanilla Sauce Recipe – Vanillesoße – the Perfect Dessert Topping!

Plymouth Junge Kameraden Band- An American High School Band Playing German Music!

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  “So ein Tag, so wunderschön wie Heute“… when I heard those words sung, I immediately flashed back to my childhood. My mother playing this on her record player… my Oma’s radio… singing in German school. But the source was unexpected; the singer was a beautiful High School girl, standing in front of the Plymouth […]

Vanilla Sauce Recipe – Vanillesoße – the Perfect Dessert Topping!

My Weekend at Germanfest Milwaukee- Music, Food, and FUN!

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  Get Your Tickets to Germanfest Milwaukee July 29-31, 2022 HERE–> Germanfest Tickets A Heartfelt THANK YOU and VIELEN vielen Dank!!! Well, I’m home again from GermanFest Milwaukee. The bags are unpacked, laundry is sorted and the first loads are in the machine… I’ve started sifting through the film and photos, and slowly am sorting […]

What is Spanferkel? A Roasted Pig, Perfect for German Festivals!

German Fest Milwaukee- Celebrating German Culture in America!

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UPDATE- I wrote this post a year ago for German Fest Milwaukee 2016… and I had an absolutely AMAZING time there!(Read about it here–> Thank you Germanfest Milwaukee). Sadly, I won’t be attending Germanfest this year (too many bits of life just got in the way), but I AM moving mountains in order to be […]

What is Spanferkel? A Roasted Pig, Perfect for German Festivals!

The History of the Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band

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[no_toc] What I enjoy the most about German Girl in America is meeting new people and learning about all the ways they maintain their German Heritage here in America. Dale Blank has been sharing loads of wonderful information about a great band he plays with,  the Freistadt Alte Kamaraden. Since 1942 the band has been […]

Vanilla Sauce Recipe – Vanillesoße – the Perfect Dessert Topping!

German Karneval Fasching Celebrations in the United States

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Do you want to celebrate Karneval Fasching like a German? Fasching (in the South) and Karneval (in the North) are a time of celebration of food and fun in the time before the austerity of Lent. Costumes and Masks are meant to scare away evil spirits. Parades and dancing add to the fun. The celebration […]

Vanilla Sauce Recipe – Vanillesoße – the Perfect Dessert Topping!

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