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What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

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It’s a pretty common question this time of year… What is Lebkuchen? is it like Gingerbread? The answer is yes… sort of. When someone offers you a Lebkuchen cookie, you shouldn’t expect a snappy gingerbread man. Lebkuchen is not crispy or crunchy…and it tends to be round or rectangular (seldom person shaped). It’s a rich, […]

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All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

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“Quadratisch Praktisch Gut”…. Square Practical Good… I can’t think of a more German slogan for a company than the one used for Ritter Sport Chocolate bars. Ritter Sport bars are famously square, so it’s the perfect size for your pocket (practical!) And good… That might be a vast understatement. Now, you don’t find Ritter Sport […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

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

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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 […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

Smelly German Cheese- Plug Your Nose and Try These Stinky Cheeses!

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My mother loves cheese. (Actually, that is an understatement, since she once told me she could actually LIVE on cheese and bread.) But what she REALLY loves is smelly German Cheese. Stinky, ripe, room-clearing, odoriferous cheese. Woe to the curious child who accidentally opened up the container with Limburger! (You would end up with that […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

Eiskaffee Recipe – Make this Delicious German Eisdiele Drink at Home

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One great way to beat the heat? This German Eiskaffee Recipe! This delightful treat is found in every Eisdiele (Ice Cream Shop) across Germany… and I guarantee that on a warm Saturday or Sunday afternoon you will find loads of folks, sitting under shade umbrellas, sucking up this tasty drink/dessert. Luckily, it’s SUPER easy to […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

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 […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

What is Currywurst? The History and how to Make Currywurst

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  The first time I was in Germany with an American friend, I suggested we grab a Currywurst for a quick dinner. His response, “What is Currywurst?” Sigh… Well… One of my favorite “Fast Food” meals in Germany is a Currywurst. Currywurst is a fabulous snack, a fun meal, a favorite dish for young and […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!