Creamy German Cucumber Salad- A Tasty Side Dish or Salad

My mother and my Oma came from different corners of Germany, so naturally, they each make different styles of cucumber salad. Oma passed along this Creamy German Cucumber Salad recipe. And from Mom passed I got the German Cucumber Salad recipe that uses an oil and vinegar base (find the recipe here). While both are quite tasty, this creamy version…

German Cucumber Salad Recipe- A Refreshing Summertime Recipe

This German Cucumber Salad Recipe makes a refreshing side-dish, and is a fantastic addition to your German Salatteller. The tangy flavor gives your plate a nice balance from creamy gravies or fried foods. Perfect for summer! Cucumber salad is another simple German salad. Slice cucumber, toss in dressing. The only decision you have to make is about the onions. In…

Wiener Schnitzel Recipe- An Austrian AND German Favorite

On my 18th birthday I arrived in Lake Constance to vacation with my Tante and Onkel. That night they took me to dinner in the Hotel restaurant, I looked over the menu carefully since I wanted my birthday meal to be perfect. And I ordered Wiener Schnitzel. My Onkel almost fell out of his seat laughing. “That’s what you order…

The Potato in Germany- From Erd-Apfel to Kartoffel

The potato in Germany…it’s been a central part of the diet for so long, that it seems like it’s always been there. Mashed, boiled, fried, formed into Klöße, baked into bread… They might turn up at every meal. We had a bin in our kitchen JUST for potatoes! But considering how widespread the potato is, the Erdapfel is a relatively…

German Hot Dogs- The History of an Iconic “All American” Food

People who study these things say that the average American eats 60 Hot Dogs each year….grilled, steamed, boiled… flung from peddlers in Ballparks, off a rolling cooker in a 7-11, or out of a vendor’s cart. But the BEST hot dogs, are the German Hot Dogs. These snappy wonders with their tight casings that burst with flavor when you bit…

German Cherry Streusel Cake Recipe (with CHOCOLATE Streusel!)

Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs. The basic building blocks of most cakes and pastries. The infinite variations, combined with a few flavorful additions, never cease to amaze me. Like this recipe for a Kirsch Streusel Kuchen (German Cherry Streusel Cake Recipe) with both CHOCOLATE and vanilla Streusel. Those four basic ingredients… with the addition of a few tablespoons of cocoa, some sour…

German Tomato Salad Recipe with Variations

Don’t you just love a fresh tomato in summertime? It tastes of sunshine. Even when I can’t get any other veggies to cooperate, I always seem to have success with tomatoes. This year we got a bonus when a few “volunteer” plants came up in the garden before we started planting! Naturally, they all seem to want to come ripe…

Easy Pineapple Punch Recipe -Ananas Bowle for Parties!

This easy Pineapple Punch recipe comes together with minimal effort, but tastes like you went through a lot of trouble. Canned (or fresh) pineapple, wine, champagne and some juice come together to create a tasty mix… with a little bit of a punch. (And it’s a nice way to stretch out the wine budget a bit since generally, you use…

German Rhubarb Meringue Cake – Rhabarber Baiser Kuchen

Tucked away in an old journal I found a few browned pages that I hand copied from my Oma’s recipe drawer. She always took a short nap after lunch, so naturally, I took the opportunity to grab a few recipes that otherwise might have been lost. (Before you judge… I did get Oma approval. I think she reasoned that the…

Raspberry Streusel Cheesecake Recipe- Himbeer Käse Streuselkuchen

 After tasting an amazing Himbeer Käse Streuselkuchen in Berlin, I spent three years working on the exact recipe for this German Raspberry Cheesecake with Streusel Recipe. (Not continuously). For a while, I felt like Captain Ahab, certain that White Whale could be found in fresh berries and streusel. Why did it take so long? Well, I certainly wasn’t baking this…

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