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Why is it Called Silvester? And other New Year’s Traditions in Germany

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Silvester or New Year’s Traditions in Germany are a nice mix between staying in with family and friends… and sending the old year out with a BANG and Fireworks! How you celebrate depends on you. Personally, I’m a big fan of stay in… but ever since I was a child, we’ve made noise fireworks and […]

What is Raclette Cheese? A Cheesy New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany

What is Raclette Cheese? A Cheesy New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany

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Whenever anyone asks me “What’s your favorite kind of Cheese?” my automatic answer is “the melted kind”. And yes, I have the kind of family that loves cheese, eats loads of cheese, and spends a lot of time talking about cheese. It’s no wonder that there were loud CHEERS when I brought home the Raclette […]

German Flammkuchen Recipe – How to Make Flammkuchen at Home

The Dinner for One Film- A German New Year’s Eve Tradition

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Dinner For One Some German Traditions are completely baffling to me, like the German love of the Dinner For One Film on New Year’s Eve. How on earth did this British Comedy sketch become a nationwide phenomenon? So, of course, I had to start digging to find the origins. Why is an English language movie […]

Sweet Valentine’s Day Angels- Beautiful Gifts from the Erzgebirge

What is a Bunter Teller? A Plate of Christmas Cookies for Everyone!

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Last week a friend of mine said, “You’re German, would you like these? I found them at an estate sale”… and then she handed me these cardboard plate/bowls printed with Christmassy images. She had found paper plates for “Bunte Teller!” I was so excited to receive something from my childhood. But, What is a Bunter […]

Sweet Valentine’s Day Angels- Beautiful Gifts from the Erzgebirge

Bleigiessen- A New Year’s Tradition in Germany

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A fun New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany for families try to divine their fortune for the New Year is Bleigiessen, Lead Pouring. This ancient form of divination, also known as Molybdomancy, has been used for 1000s of years in many cultures. Now it’s mostly just for fun, although… there may be something to it…. Originally, a […]

Sweet Valentine’s Day Angels- Beautiful Gifts from the Erzgebirge

German Krapfen Recipe…. Fried Dough Treats!

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One of my father’s favorite food memories is his Mother’s German Krapfen Recipe that she would make every year on New Year’s Eve and on Fastnachtdienstag (Shrove or Fat Tuesday). These are Rheinische  Öl Krapfen, which means they are a fried yeast dough filled with raisins… sort of like a donut, but not (so don’t make these […]

German Flammkuchen Recipe – How to Make Flammkuchen at Home

Marzipan Pigs Good Luck -Marzipan Glückschwein

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The Marzipan Pig Tradition is quite simple…. If you give Marzipan Pigs, good luck and delicious flavors will be spread to friends and family this Christmas! Many Germans like to include a Marzipan Glückschwein with  their Christmas gifts! Or as a special gift for the New Year. These sweet treats will make anyone feel lucky…. If […]

Why is it Called Silvester? And other New Year’s Traditions in Germany