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What is Raclette Cheese? A Cheesy New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany

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Whenever anyone asks me “What’s your favorite kind of Cheese?” my automatic answer is “the melted kind”. And yes, I have the kind of family that loves cheese, eats loads of cheese, and spends a lot of time talking about cheese. It’s no wonder that there were loud CHEERS when I brought home the Raclette […]

German Flammkuchen Recipe – How to Make Flammkuchen at Home

Leckerlee Lebkuchen – Authentic German Lebkuchen Made in America

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It starts with the smell of spices… ginger… is that cardamom? And then you take that first bite. “oh my gosh”. You get the nuts and citrus. The texture is amazing. I’ve been eating Lebkuchen my whole life, but outside of a German Christmas Market, I’ve never had it as fresh or flavorful as Leckerlee […]

Was the US Official Language Almost German? The Muhlenberg Legend

German Dishes Perfect for Thanksgiving Day- German Thanksgiving Food

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(My daughter Katy has taken over my blog again….this time, it’s all about German Thanksgiving food. Thanksgiving never really caught on in our household. Germans don’t celebrate it… their Harvest festival is Erntedankfest. Thanks Katy for taking this on!) Growing up with German grandparents meant that Thanksgiving looked a tad different for me and my […]

Was the US Official Language Almost German? The Muhlenberg Legend

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

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One of my favorite souvenirs this summer was a Rudesheim Coffee Recipe. Rüdesheim on the Rhine is best known for the many Wein Stuben that line the Drosselgasse. But wine isn’t the only popular Beverage in town. Since 1957, Rüdesheimer Kaffee, generously flavored with Asbach Uralt, has been lifting the spirits of tourists and locals […]

German Flammkuchen Recipe – How to Make Flammkuchen at Home

German Apple Pancake Recipe- Apfelpfannekuchen

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My mother made Eierkuchen for us quite often when we were children. Usually we had them with Jam or Nutella. AND on SPECIAL days she would make this extra delicious Apfelpfannekuchen or German Apple Pancake Recipe . Swoon Ok, basically, it’s the same recipe as Eierkuchen (German Pancakes) BUT there are slices of apple cooked […]

German Flammkuchen Recipe – How to Make Flammkuchen at Home

Did German Witches Brew Beer? The Dark History of Women Brewers

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Something fun for October… Did the current image we have of witches (pointy hat, broom, cat, cauldron) come from Medieval female Beer Brewers? Did German Witches Brew Beer?? Were female brewers WITCHES? Or were they victims of world-wide hysteria? There has been some interesting speculation lately, so I thought I’d share the bits and pieces […]

What is Smoked Beer? A Visit to Schlenkerla in Bamberg!