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Virtual Explorer: 5 incredible sites in Italy

If you find yourself staring south in a longing fashion, you’re not alone. Italy lies that way, beyond the Alps, where you’ll find warmth, culture, beauty and amazing food. And… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 5 Great Sites in France

Living in Europe and not being able to travel can be difficult. After all, this continent has such an abundance of art, history, culture and entertainment packed into such a… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Oriental Eggplant with Rice

Ingredients for 4 people • 4 cups of cooked rice • 2 small eggplants, fi nely diced in smaller than ½ inch cubes • 2 medium onions, fi nely diced… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Bacon & Cheese Spaetzle

Ingredients (for 4 people) 4 cups fresh mushrooms sliced into quarters and washed 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup diced ham or bacon 1.5 pounds spaetzle ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon… Read more

Learning a Musical Instrument

Research has shown that children who learn to play a musical instrument tend to get better grades in school.

Cooking with Klaus – Baked Eggplant with Pork Steak

Ingredients for 4 people • 4 pork steaks from the neck • 2 eggplants • 8 tablespoons oil • Salt and Pepper to taste • 1 can diced tomatoes •… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Parmesan Flank Steak with Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients for 4 people • 2 pounds small potatoes (in Germany they are called Drillinge) • 8 tomatoes • 4-5 all spice corns • 10 black pepper corns • 12… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Potatoe Tuna Casserole!

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 1 pound of mushrooms, cleaned and cut in half • 2 onions, medium sized finely diced • 2 cans of tuna, strained and broken into… Read more

Valentines Day Pavlova Recipe

Pavlova – Perfect Dessert for Valentine’s Day

Nothing makes me happier on Valentine’s day than having a yummy dessert with my special person.

A Valentine’s Dessert Delight

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is a romantic dessert to accompany your Valentine’s meal.

Puppy Love

Valentine’s Ideas to Surprise Your Loved One

Do something special for your loved one, we have plenty of ideas for you…

Local Secrets & Valentines Treats

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Try this Valentine’s Day Raspberry Truffle recipe for a treat that’s rich, sweet and decadent.

Survival Guide to Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day History & Gift Ideas

Stuck for inspiration? Use our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to ensure you are prepared to create a very special day for your loved one.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Zweibrücken

Zweibrücken makes for an excellent day trip. Located a few kilometers from the French border, the city is rich with natural beauty, history and a very interesting mélange of sightseeing… Read more

Fun Activities That Improve Child Development

Did you know that simple, active play helps your child’s development? It’s true. In addition to basic fitness, active play improves concentration, coordination, learning, social skills and much more. Though… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Kassler!

Kassler is a German specialty – salted, smoked and boiled pork. We will serve it with salted potatoes & red cabbage. Ingredients • 1 slice of Kassler per person (you… Read more

Warming Winter Recipes

Warm Up Winter with Hearty Hog Recipes

When the winds of winter are blowing at your door, a warm and hearty meal with loved ones can be the best way to beat the chilly weather and gloomy days.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Your Hometown

If you talk to those who have traveled the world and checked off bucket list items like champions, you’ll often hear a common theme: they’ve never explored the places they… Read more

No-Cook DIY Playdough

Make homemade playdough quick and easy.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Xtra Special Winter Outdoors Edition

Whether you love winter or simply endure it until spring arrives, one thing is true: getting outside and active is important for your health during the long, dark months. Fortunately,… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Sauerbraten!

Ingredients • For four persons : 600 to 700 grams of beef • Salt • Pepper (corns and ground) • Sugar • White wine, Red wine • Vinegar (a simple… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Mushrooms, as you get them on the fair!

Ingredients • 100 grams of mushrooms per person • 1 small onion • one leek • a little oil • salt • ground pepper • some red wine • parsley… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Roasted Potatoes!

Ingredients: • One hand full of potatoes per person • One small onion per person • Salt • Ground white pepper • Margarine First of all, many Americans know this… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Little Chocolate Cakes (low carb version)

Ingredients for 4 people Ingredients for 4 people • 4 -5 tablespoons of vegetable oil • 7/8 cup ground almonds • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder • 2 teaspoons baking powder… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Pälzer dicke Bohnesupp (palatinate bean stew)

Ingredients for 4 persons 3-4 cups of dried white beans 6-8 cups of vegetable broth 4 large potatoes 3 carrots 1 large onion 1 parsley root ½ stalk leak ¼… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Worms

Worms makes an excellent destination for a day trip. It is packed with outstanding architecture, pedestrian zones and green space. It is steeped in history, too. As one of Germany’s… Read more

Foods to prevent acne

Best Superfoods For Clearer Skin!

Acne problems are quite debilitating to the sufferer. Although we all suffer from this at some point in our life, break-outs shouldn’t be ignored.

Delicious Throw-it-in-the-Crockpot Chili

Cold snowy days are upon us again. Cozy up and warm your bellies with this easy-peasy crockpot chili…

Stay Healthy Without Sacrificing Food

Forming Healthier Habits in 2021

3 Easy Tricks to 3 New Habits in 21 Days for a Healthier, Happier You in 2015.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Volksmarching

Volksmarching is an ideal activity for the COVID era. Founded as a non-competitive sport in Germany in the 1960’s, volksmarching (or “wandering,” as it is also called) is essentially a… Read more

Simple Backed Potato Soup Recipe

Simple Baked Potato Soup

This perfect wintery soup plus it’s a super easy gift for a friend or neighbour.

5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.

Cooking with Klaus – Shrimp & Vegetable dish

Ingredients (for 4 people) • ½ cup chopped parsley • 8 ounces crème fraiche • 2 small zucchini diced into ½ inch cubes (or diced celery if you prefer) •… Read more

Christmas Eve Traditions in Germany

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in different languages

While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Red wine pears!

Ingredients • 2 pears • 1/2 liter red wine • 1/4 liter milk • 100 grams of cooking chocolate • Sugar • Cinnamon and some corn starch • Vanilla ice… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Crêpes with Quark filling!

Ingredients FOR THE FILLING: You will need to marinade raisins in rum, water, sugar and lime juice a week before making this dessert. Allow for a spoon full of raisins,… Read more

German Christmas Meal

While many Germans resort to classic dishes like potato salad and sausages or Schnitzel, most take advantage of the spare time that comes with the holidays and create extravagant meals… Read more

Knit someone a gift this christmas

More DIY Christmas Gifts

Do you want to save money while also giving out meaningful Christmas gifts?

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner- Perfect This Time of the Year

Roast Beef dinner is the perfect meal this time of the year.

DIY Christmas Gifts for the whole family!

Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family!