Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Cookies

These Elisen lebkuchen are the ultimate Christmas cookie.  They are flourless and butter less but have a wonderful chewy texture are chocked-full of nuts, candied lemon peel, spices, rum extract, and a hint of lemon.  This Christmas cookie is one of my all time favorites, and once you tried it I believe it will be one of your favorites too.  If you like spiced cookies with a chew this is right up your alley. Read more

Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)

Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)

Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)
Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)

This spaetzle recipe is the perfect accompaniment to stew or goulash.  Spaetzle can also be eaten on their own with butter or made into a cheese dish known as Kaese spaetzle.  Kaese spaetzle are very popular in Germany and I have a recipe here.  Spaetzle are well known throughout most of Europe.  Because it is easy to make most Europeans make their own homemade spaetzle versus store bought.  They are in-between a small dumpling or thick egg noodle. Read more

Käsespätzle German Cheese-Noodle Casserole (Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle) Recipe

 Käsespätzle German Cheese-Noodle Casserole (Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle) Recipe

Käsespätzle German Cheese-Noodle Casserole (Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle) Recipe
Käsespätzle Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle

Kaese spaetzle will be THE best noodle and cheese dish you have ever tried!  I personally guarantee it.  If you don’t like it you are either an Alien from outer space or don’t like cheese, spaetzle noodles, or cheese and noodle dishes like mac and cheese.  Trust me you will love it.  It’s kind of like a grown-up mac and cheese.  But with homemade spaetlze noodles, swiss cheese, and wonderfully sweet onions caramelized in butter.  Is käsespätzle diet friendly no but when it comes to food this good who cares (at least temporarily). Read more

Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake AKA Zwetschgenkuchen Zwetschgendatshi

Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake AKA Zwetschgenkuchen Zwetschgendatshi

Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake AKA Zwetschgenkuchen Zwetschgendatshi
Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake

This plum cake also known as Pflaumenkuchen and by many other names is guaranteed to make you merry for Christmas or any time of the year. But it’s best to make in the summertime when it is plum season and plums are the juiciest. Read more

German Pork Knuckle Bavarian Schweinehaxen

German Pork Knuckle Bavarian Schweinehaxen

Oh how I miss Bavaria and the delicious crispy German pork knuckle.  This is by far one of my favorite pork recipes and is very sentimental for me.  This recipe is popular in Bavaria and once you’ve tried it you will know why.  The crackle of the exterior paired with the soft, mouth watering, juicy interior and you will be hooked.  So get ready to travel to Bavaria on this culinary adventure and make sure you pop open a Bavarian lager to go with this dish to make it a truly authentic meal.  Also don’t forget the dumplings.  Oh man I’m already hungry. Read more

Apricot Dumplings “Aprikosenknödel” Or “Marillenknödel” Recipe

Apricot Dumplings “Aprikosenknödel” Or “Marillenknödel” Recipe

Apricot Dumplings "Aprikosenknödel" Or "Marillenknödel" Recipe
Apricot Dumplings

Oh boy you guys are going to LOVE these!  Soft apricots inside of a soft, creamy potato dumpling with buttered breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.  Come on what’s not to love?  I always get excited about apricot season because of this apricot dumplings recipe.  No apricot pie, tart, or cake can compare in my opinion.  Apricot dumplings are definitely the way to go. Read more

German Potato Salad Recipe With Vinegar

German Potato Salad Recipe With Vinegar

German Potato Salad Recipe With Vinegar
German Potato Salad

My grandma’s aka oma’s German potato salad recipe is the ultimate potato salad.  I always get complements and requests for this recipe. It’s vinegar based and lighter than other potato salads but the flavor is better!! I guarantee you will fall in love with this recipe. It’s a traditional German potato salad made the authentic, old-fashioned way my Grandmother made it. Read more

Caramelized Onion Flatbread “Zwiebelkuchen”

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Caramelized Onion Flatbread Zwiebelkuchen
Caramelized Onion Flatbread

A caramelized onion flatbread recipe? ABSOLUTELY and it is extremely delicious! Imagine caramelized onions on a delightful fluffy soft dough, with cheese, and you will be in savory cake heaven.  In German this recipe is called “Zwiebelkuchen vom Blech” directly translated it means onion sheet cake.  However, it is not a “cake” but rather a type of flatbread or even pizza.  Onion cake does not sound as tantalizing as caramelized onion flatbread.  There is definitely no sugar except a pinch to help the dough rise. Read more

Morello Cherry Recipe Vanilla Custard Cream Cake With Sour Cherries And Almonds

Morello Cherry Recipe Vanilla Custard Cream Cake With Sour Cherries And Almonds

Do you have a jar of sour cherries?  Well this is THE recipe to use them with.  This morello cherry recipe is the ultimate cherry cake recipe.  It has vanilla cream and a tender yeast dough that goes beautifully with the cherries and cream filling.  The dough is ultra tender thanks to the addition of cheese.  I can’t think of a more perfect combination than cherries and vanilla topped with almonds can you? Like cherry and vanilla ice cream this recipe was made in heaven. Read more

Braised Red Cabbage Recipe How To Cook Red Cabbage German Style

Braised Red Cabbage Recipe How To Cook Red Cabbage German Style

Braised Red Cabbage Recipe How To Cook Red Cabbage German Style
Braised Red Cabbage Recipe

Germans know how to make great cabbage and this braised red cabbage recipe is my favorite red cabbage recipe.  Yes, it is from my grandmother and it’s the best.  I will teach you how to cook red cabbage, the German way, and I think you will agree it is absolutely delicious.  It’s sour and sweet and kids won’t be able to tell it’s a vegetable.  The tanginess covers up any veggie type bitterness. Read more

Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept

Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept

Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept
Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept

This stollen recipe is an authentic German recipe passed down from my grandmother.  It is called quarkstollen in Germany.  It’s moist and very shelf stable (it does not dry out like a yeast stollen at all).  This recipe features quark, a German farmers cheese.  You can make quark or use substitutes such as cream cheese, ricotta, mascarpone, or crème fraiche.  You can also blend cream cheese and ricotta.  Another benefit of this recipe is that it is fast to make since you use baking powder instead of yeast.  My family always preferred this version for it’s moistness and simplicity to make, a plus when it gets eaten up too quickly like it does in our house! Read more

Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge

Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge

Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge
Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge

Zimtsterne, also known as Cinnamon Stars are one of my beloved Christmas cookies.  But it’s not just loved by me, zimtsterne are also one of the most popular of all German Christmas cookies.  Once you’ve tried them you’ll know why.  They are a cross between a macaroon and a meringue but with more flavor.  Cinnamon and nuts are a perfect, heaven made, combination.  Zimtsterne are the perfect cookies for Christmas time with their warm cinnamon flavor and nutty chew.  Plus these cookies keep well for about 2 weeks in a airtight container, but I guarantee they won’t be sitting around long. Read more

Easy Beef Stew Recipe

Easy Beef Stew Recipe

Easy Beef Stew Recipe
Easy Beef Stew Recipe

Winter is the perfect time for beef stew with melt in your mouth buttery meat.  This German easy beef stew recipe makes an inexpensive cut of chuck meat into something craveable and delicious.  This is the easiest beef stew recipe I know and was passed down from my grandmother.  Flaky meat with carrots, onion, a little tomato, and garlic combine to make the perfect flavor combination for a classic beef stew recipe.  It’s simple ingredients means you can have this as a go-to meal any day of the week.  This is a typical German recipe that any German restaurant would be proud to serve on their menu. Read more