Cherry Streusel Muffins- A German Classic as a Muffin!

Cherry Streusel Muffins are my way of adapting a German Recipe to America. Kaffee Klatsch and Kirsch Streusel Kuchen are a traditional German combination. A  slice of Cherry Streusel cake, a cup of coffee and friends. What could be nicer for an afternoon treat?  Sadly, most of my American friends don’t drop in for a piece of cake. (We need…

Dr. Oetker School Cookbook (Schulkochbuch) My Kitchen Lifeline!

My copy of  the Dr.Oetker School Cookbook (Schulkochbuch) is a bit worn out and falling apart. There are stains on many of the pages and drips have glued some pages together. You could honestly say that this book has been used! I got this book when I moved away from home many, many (many) years ago. Mom was such a…

Erfrischungsstäbchen – Refreshing Citrus Filled Chocolates

  One of my favorite candy treats is Erfrischungsstäbchen, Orange Lemon Filled Chocolates. They aren’t as well known as many German Chocolates, but I always made it a point to bring home a few boxes when I went to Germany. Luckily, the world keeps getting smaller, and now Erfrischungsstaebchen are available in America! ErfrischungsstäbchenGermanShop24 For those of you who’ve never…

German Restaurants in America- Also Bakeries, Delis and Online Sources

  Ever wonder “Are there any German Restaurants near Me?” Readers have kindly sent me the names of their favorite German Restaurants in America, as well as German Bakeries, Delis and Online Sources. It looks like we will all be able to eat Rouladen, Bratwurst, Brötchen and Torte as we make our way across America. And now we’ve even added German…

Authentic German Goulash Soup Recipe from my Mother’s Kitchen

My mom used to make this authentic German Goulash Soup Recipe in Winter when things cooled off. Her savory soup is perfect with a slice of rye bread and butter. It’s not as thick and hearty as regular Goulash…. but it warms you to your bones. Of course, Mom used the “pinch of this”, “palm full of that” method of…

East German Sweets… A Trip Down Memory Lane?

East Germany Sweets Box GDR with licorice Most of my family was lucky enough to escape the East before it was closed off. We heard stories about how difficult it was to get things. My Opa would send packages to those stuck behind… packages filled with luxuries like coffee and tea that couldn’t always be found there. So when I…

Where to Order Your Favorite German Christmas Chocolates

I grew up with German Christmas Chocolates. That smooth, rich,delicious taste that melts on my tongue. Mmmmmmmm When I was a child, my Opa would send care packages from Germany at Christmas, and again on our Birthdays… large packages wrapped in brown paper tied with string. When you opened the packages… the smell, I still remember the smell. It smelled…

Traditional German Glühwein Recipe- German Mulled Wine For a Cold Evening

This German Gluhwein Recipe-Warms Your Toes and Your Tummy I love to make up this Traditional German Gluhwein Recipe during the Holiday season  rather then going to Costa Coffee or Starbucks for a cup of coffee. It smells good… it tastes good…. it SCREAMS Christmas in my ear…(oh wait… that’s the Kids…) (actually, a Gluhwein for mommy might make the screaming kids just…

The German Cold Cut Expedition- Fred Reich and Hickory Sweet

When I was a child German Cold Cuts (Aufschnitt)  like Schinken, Cervelat, Fleishwurst,  and Leberwurst HAD to be on the table.  Not Bologna Not Roast Turkey or Roast Beef My family ate Zungenwurst, Blutwurst, and Mettwurst and Gelbwurst. Sadly, the deli department of our local grocery store didn’t carry anything like that. So mom had to go further out to…

How to make a German Plum Cake Zwetschgenkuchen (with Streusel!)

Seems like whenever you are invited to coffee in a German household in Summertime, you will find a German Plum Cake on the table. Such a wonderful summertime dessert… a bit tart, a bit sweet, delicious to eat… nice enough for a Sunday Coffee… but easy enough for every day. It’s even Yummy for Breakfast… So… I’m walking through Costco…

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