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Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfel Compote ala Xaver’s Munich

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This week I traveled to Bavaria by Zoom for a semi-private cooking lesson with the chef and owner of Xaver’s in Munich… step-by-step they led me through the process, and in the end I had a delicious plate loaded with powder sugar dusted Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn and an extraordinarily tasty Apfel Compote. Granted, it wasn’t nearly […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake

Oma’s German Red Cabbage Recipe- Skip the Jar, Make it Yourself!

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My daughter just came out of her room and says “the house smells like Christmas, how long have I been studying?” It’s true, even though red cabbage doesn’t take much time to make, and fits with a lot of different meats… in our house, I usually make it for the holidays. My German red cabbage […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake

Grünkohlsuppe Recipe from an American Kitchen- Denglish Kale Soup

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In Northern Germany Grünkohl or Kale comes to the table quite often in winter. (I was eating Kale WAY before Kale was cool). People will even make a Grünkohlfahrt (giggle), which is a strenuous hike followed by a traditional meal of Kale. My mother’s kitchen was German, that meant WE ate a lot of Kale […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake

Super Easy German Fanta Cake or Fantakuchen Recipe

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You probably won’t find Fanta Cake in a fancy German Cafe, but don’t scoff at this super easy and quick to make Fantakuchen Recipe. When my kids were young, I loved having what I called “afterschool cake” recipes. Snack cakes, that could be whipped up without too much fuss. And this one is done in […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake

German Soups, Stews, and Eintopfe – Perfect for Cooler Days

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German food often gets stereotyped as consisting mainly of large hunks of meat or sausage. But that really doesn’t tell the whole story of German Cuisine. I grew up eating German Soups, Stews and Eintopfe. At least once a week my mother would cook a hearty soup or Eintopf  that, along with with a slice […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake

Our Traditional German Christmas Dinner Menu

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Even though 2020 is a strange year with Pandemic Lockdowns and Restrictions on Visits, we are going to do our best to put together the traditional German Christmas Dinner menu for Christmas Day. When I was growing up, we would alternate Christmas dinner between our house, and my god-parent’s house.  All of us dressed in […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake

Weihnachtspunsch Recipe -German Christmas Punch

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One thing I discovered on last year’s Christmas Market tour is that there are MANY more hot drink choices than just Glühwein and Feuerzangenbowle. I saw Kinderpunsch (punch for kids) Eierlikorpunsch (sort of a warm Eggnoggy punsch) and  Weihnachtspunsch or Christmas Punch. This rich hot Punch came loaded with holiday flavors… but until I found […]

Gedeckter Apfelkuchen Recipe – Covered German Apple Cake