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The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany

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  Celebrating the German Easter Holidays is much more than just finding eggs or church on Sunday. You celebrate the Easter weekend in Germany! Although the country is becoming more secular, Easter feels much more celebrated or acknowledged than here in the US. I’m not talking about the commercial aspect. Yes, there are colorful eggs […]

Eierlikör Torte Recipe – Perfect for Easter or the Kaffeeklatsch

Write to the Osterhase, Hanni Hase, at the German Osterpostamt

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Do you know someone who is excited about the Osterhase (Easter Bunny)? Why not get out some paper, pencil, and maybe some colorful markers, and let your little one write a letter to the Osterhase, Hanni Hase in Ostereistedt! The idea for an Easter Bunny Post Office came from an Advertising company in Hamburg back […]

The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany

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

Christmas Traditions from Germany that are Celebrated in America

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No one does Christmas like the Germans, so it’s no great shock that many Christmas Traditions from Germany found their way to America. Still, it’s interesting to see HOW many of the Christmas traditions arrived in the United States… and how they were changed or modified to fit in with their new country. Christmas in […]

History of the Chicken Dance Song- How did Ducks became Chickens?

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