Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake Recipe – German Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake is a German tradition that is also known as Apfelpfannkuchen.  Apfel (pronounced AP-fel) is the German word for apple.  Adding it to the front of pfannkuchen get us … Continued

Spritz Cookies

Best Spritz Cookie Recipe

Spritzgeback Cookies – Swedish Butter Cookies – Pressed Butter Cookies Spritz Cookies are crisp, fragile, and buttery tasting.  What Christmas holiday cookie plate would be complete without these classic Spritz Cookies?  My mother … Continued

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake History and Recipe

Black Forest cake has multiple (usually 4) layers of chocolate sponge cake, cherries, and whipped cream.  It is frosted with whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings and a few … Continued

Christmas Dresden Stollen

Christmas Dresden Stollen Recipe – Bread Machine Instructions

Bread Machine Instructions My children and I love Stollen bread at Christmas time.  This is a sweet bread like Challah and also contains candied fruits, raisins,nuts and citrus zest. It … Continued

Dresden Stollen

Dresden Stollen History

Dresden Stollen, German Christmas bread goes by many different names:  Stollen, Dresden Stollen, Strutzel, Striezel, Stutenbrot, or Christstollen.  The traditional German Christmas cake, is a colorful collection of nuts, raisins, … Continued

Dresden Stollen Bread

Dresden Stollen Recipe

This is the Dresden Stollen that is served in my home at Christmas time.  This recipe was used by my mother, grandmother, and generations before them.  I hope it will … Continued

Alpenfest, Food Travels What's Cooking America

Food Travels, Oregon’s Alpenfest-Joseph, Oregon

  Oregon’s Alpenfest – Western U.S. Bavarian Festival Tucked into the Northeast corner of Oregon is a small town with a big heart called Joseph. Located in Wallowa County, near … Continued

German Beef Roulades

German Beef Rouladen Recipe – King of Meats

My family loves these wonderful German Beef Roulades.  We call them King of Meats!   Every major event in our family, calls for the preparation of King of Meats and … Continued

German Creamed Spinach

German Creamed Spinach Recipe

German Creamed Spinach is absolutely wonderful!  It is a family favorite at our house for all holidays and special occasions.  Even children like this spinach dish. Cream Spinach is the perfect side … Continued

German Herring Salat Recipe – Pickled Herring Salad

  I wanted to share my family’s recipe for making German Herring Salad, known to our family as Herring Salat.  This recipe is from my children’s Grandmother, Gertrude Zemp.  Their Grandmother recalls … Continued

German Lebkuchen Bars Recipe – Basler Läckerli

  German Lebkuchen Bars are a wonderful German/Swiss Christmas tradition that is consumed and enjoyed around the world. Lebkuchen, in German, means the “cooking of life.”  It is thought that … Continued

German Marble Cake

German Marble Cake History and Recipe

German Marble Cake brings back fond childhood memories for my daughters, as their Grandma Gertie always made Marble Cake for them.  Whenever Grandma Gertie knew that company was coming over, … Continued

German Dinner Menu

German Roulade Dinner Menu and Recipes

German Beef Roulades Dinner Menu   This German Dinner Menu is my children’s favorite family dinner.  The original recipe is from my children’s Grandmother, Gertrude Zemp.   My family loves … Continued

Inside-Out German Chocolate Cake

Inside-Out German Chocolate Cake Recipe

 Inside-Out German Chocolate Cake is definitely a showstopper cake.  Beautiful, delicious, rich, and perfect for chocolate lovers.  This was, by far, the best version of the traditional German chocolate cake I … Continued

Rhubarb Meringue Cake

Rhubarb Meringue Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Meringue Cake is a classic German dessert, know as Rhabarberkuchen, will melt in your mouth as it is so good!  If you love rhubarb, this is a must try … Continued