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Made it Home From Germanfest Milwaukee 2018! Thank You & PHOTOS!

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Isn’t it funny how time spent having fun just FLIES by? Seems like only yesterday I was packing my bags to go to Germanfest Milwaukee... and now I’m already home (still waiting on my bags though… they seem to have taken the longer route). Tech Guy and I are crazy busy sorting through the thousands […]

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German Idioms List- A Fun Way to learn to Speak Like a German

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Have you ever heard an someone say something in German, and you understand the vocabulary, but you really have no idea what the heck they are saying? Most likely, they are using an Idiom. An idiom is defined as “a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of […]

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Recipe for Apple Streusel Cake – A German Style Cake in an American Pan

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This recipe for Apple Streusel Cake is not purely German. (There, I said it.) Still, it has everything a good German Apple Streusel Cake Recipe should have… Apples, Streusel, it’s not too sweet, and it’s fabulous with whipped cream. I call it a hybrid. This recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I need […]

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German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

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Germany German Deutscher Fussball-Bund sticker decal 4 My earliest soccer memories are of my Opa watching his beloved Fußball on our black and white TV. Since this was California in the 1970’s, the program was in Spanish. This didn’t stop him, since he know the sport inside out. It did, however, inhibit my German Soccer […]

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Bundt Cake History- How did a Gugelhopf become a Bundt?

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Everyone loves a Bundt Cake, that familiar round cake with the hole in the middle. .. and we all have our favorite flavors and memories associated with it. But what do you know about Bundt Cake History? Did you know that Bundt Cake Pans are actually an Americanized version of a German Gugelhopf / Gugelhupf pan? That’s right, […]

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German Monthly Gift Box Subscription- Which is the Right One for YOU?

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Seems like the hottest trend in the past few years is Monthly Gift Box Subscription. There are even German Themed Monthly Gift box subscriptions! And why not? It’s the Gift that keeps on giving. Every month a surprise box arrives on the doorstep, filled with goodies! The German Monthly Gift boxes are generally filled with […]

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What is a Schrebergarten? Little Gardens with Little Huts in Germany

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You are traveling along in Germany, and suddenly on the side of the railroad tracks, there is a cluster of fenced in tiny houses surrounded by small gardens. Are these actual homes? Are they campground for seasonal workers? Is this where the Garden Gnomes live when they aren’t in your garden?? Actually, these little plots […]

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Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

Symbolism of Maiglöckchen, Lily of the Valley, in Germany

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On May the first, or Maitag, and throughout the month, everywhere you look, you will see Maiglöckchen or Lily of the Valley. Flower shops sell bouquets and small posies, you will see image on cards, and people love to give them as a special sweet smelling token of happiness, joy and love. What made these […]

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