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Make this Fairly Easy Berliner Recipe for Karneval!

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Fasching! Karneval! And that means it’s time for Berliner! Honestly, I seldom make them, because fried foods are not really great for the waistline, and we live down the street from one of the world’s great Donut places (shout out to SloDoCo!). BUT it’s Karneval season, and Berliner (which aren’t really donuts, more like a […]

Easy Eierlikörkuchen Recipe – Perfect for Company or Everyday

Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika- Bringing Tyrol to Milwaukee

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It turns out, the best time to see witches in Milwaukee is NOT at Halloween… it’s between January 6th and Ash Wednesday, during Fasching/Karneval Season. But the witches are just a supporting role in this performance that goes back 500 years in the Alps of Austria. The 70-member strong Muller Fasching Verein of Nordamerika carries […]

Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

What is a Rauschgoldengel? The legend of the Golden Angel

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  High above the Plobenhofstraße entrance of the Nuremberg Christkindelmarkt hangs the Rauschgoldengel. This large gold-foil angel is there to welcome all of the guests as a symbol of the market. And all over the market, you will find stalls selling smaller versions of this Golden Angel. But what is a Rauschgoldengel? And how did […]

Make this Fairly Easy Berliner Recipe for Karneval!

Where to Buy Lebkuchen- THE German Christmas Cookie

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Let me tell you where to buy Lebkuchen. Because, if you are like me… either too busy, too overwhelmed, or just too lazy to bake Lebkuchen (depending on who is looking at you), you can STILL buy that delicious German Lebkuchen (all the different sorts!) that you crave at Christmastime. Believe me, no one will […]

Easy Eierlikörkuchen Recipe – Perfect for Company or Everyday

German Girl in America Advent Contest 2018

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It’s been such a GREAT year here at German Girl in America… and we’ve decided that it’s time to celebrate with a fabulous Advent Contest! Each Sunday in Advent, we will be awarding a special prize. Winners will be chosen weekly at noon (Pacific Time) on the Advent Sundays, and the winner will be notified […]

Win an Autographed Copy of “Home from Home: German-American Essays” Contest

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, […]

Easy Eierlikörkuchen Recipe – Perfect for Company or Everyday

Start a Family Tradition- Ravensburger Christmas Puzzles

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Every year we bring out a new Ravensburger Christmas Puzzle to work on during the days and nights leading up to Christmas. A table is set up, and the pieces are sorted (edge verses middle)… and off we go. Ravensburger …the German company based in Ravensburg… makes high quality puzzles with beautiful Christmas images. They […]

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream