Food & Wine

Cooking with Klaus – Ratatouille with Goat Cheese

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 red bell peppers 1 yellow bell pepper 2 zucchinis 2 large onions 1 large eggplant 1 pound tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic,… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Lamb Shanks with English Mustard

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 lamb shank marinated in 1 bottle of dry red wine for 3 days without the skin English mustard powder – at your local economy grocery… Read more

Thanksgiving Family

Fun Facts about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving refers to a time of the year when families gather and together expresses their thanks for what they are thankful to and for. It is believed that the first… Read more

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A Perfect Thanksgiving!

‘This year,’ I confidently told my wife, Amy, when our children were very young and squirmy and clingy and generally as manageable as a bag of tadpoles, ‘we are going… Read more

Guten Appetit- Ordering Out in Germany!

There is no need to be frustrated again when wanting to order off a German menu. This simple cheat sheet on dining out in Germany includes information on restaurants, German dishes, customs, paying and more.

Cooking with Klaus – Chicken Soup

Ingredients for 4 people: • 1 whole chicken, cooked, deboned, skin removed, and meat cut in bite size pieces • 2 liters of chicken broth • 2 large carrots, peeled… Read more

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

Oppenheim is a place of wine and water, a small town on the banks of the Rhine where the circle of life is very much present. It is a place… Read more

Wurst

Germans love Wurst

From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.

Cooking with Klaus – Easy Italian Noodles

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 large leek, cut lengthways and then into ¼ inch slices 6 tablespoons oil 1 cup diced Black Forest ham 2 cups elbow noodles, raw 4… Read more

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

A trip to Niederhausen is good for your body and your soul. This small wine village on the banks of the Nahe River is off the beaten path, and yet… Read more

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Moist Pumpkin Cheesecake

This cheesecake will stay moist for days in the refrigerator. The flavors of both the cream cheese and pumpkin shine through without competing. Delicious!

Iberian Tomato Soup Recipe

Ibero: German Tomato Soup With a Twist!

This fall season try this excellent and simple soup recipe to warm you up. It’s a delicious German tomato soup with a Spanish twist!

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

During an era in which access to great outdoor settings has become a critical travel criterion, Landau is almost the perfect destination. The large town in the heart of the… Read more

A Pumpkin Soup Recipe

It’s that time of year….fall is here and the pumpkins are ready! Here is a very simple recipe for some sweet and delicious Pumpkin Soup.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Food Crafts

There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween… Read more

Autumn pumpkin chili

Autumn Pumpkin Chilli Recipe

This Autumn Pumpkin Chilli is a tasty dish and economical to make. It’s a fitting dish to warm up a crowd of excited football fans from the inside out!

A Sweet Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam might be known for a something more.. herbal.. but the city’s an absolute paradise for travelers with a sweet tooth such as myself. Spending a long weekend walking along… Read more

A Brief Guide to German Beers

There are 5000 different types of German beer which are made by more than 1300 breweries. So it might take you some time to sample them all!

Cooking with Klaus – Salmon Roast

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 pounds potatoes 1 jalapeno, optional 12 shallots or small onions Less than one cup of poultry broth 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Salmon Gratin

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 ½ pound potatoes Salt for boiling potatoes 2 cloves garlic for boiling potatoes 1 ½ pounds salmon cubed into 1-inch squares ½ cup chives 2… Read more

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread From Fresh Pumpkin

Discover how to make pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkins and use it in baking, such as this delicious recipe for pumpkin bread.

Why Buy Donuts Instead of Making Them

This post was supposed to be a fun take on making Krapfen at home to celebrate Fasching. But I’m going to level with you, things took a turn!

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: (Bad) Dürkheim

August 18, 2020 If you’re searching for something good, you’ll find it by traveling to Bad Dürkheim. “Bad,” however, might not mean what you think it means. For English speakers,… Read more

Can’t Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Bernkastel-Kues

July 31, 2020 When you’re standing above the valley, the scene seems almost too beautiful to be real. Vine-filled hillsides plunge toward the Mosel River. Small roads snake through vineyards,… Read more

A Day Trip to Sigmaringen

Sigmaringen has cultural, historic landmarks, and most definitely warrants your visit! It has picturesque scenery, a castles, great food and so much more.

Sweet Taste of Independence

Food is the most essential part of absolutely any party but when it comes to the Fourth of July, there are only three colors that your guests want to see… Read more

Homemade Bread – Yummy and Simple

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz My small daughter, my husband and I love it when our home smells like freshly baked bread! That’s why I often make our bread… Read more

Wafer Muffins – A Twist to Your Regular Muffins

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Muffins are simply great. They’re made quickly, there’s tons of versions and kids just love them! The best thing is that muffins are so… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Asparagus wrapped in Kraeuterflaedle (herb pancakes and ham)

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2.5 pounds asparagus 1.5 pounds potatoes 8 6-inch slices boiled ham 2 cups flour ½ cup chopped fresh parsley Salt, ground white pepper and nutmeg to… Read more

Back on the Menu: Rules for Navigating Reopened Restaurants

May 12, 2020 Beginning tomorrow, some restaurants in Germany may open their doors to the public once again. Depending on which state in Germany you find yourself, regulations may differ…. Read more

Your Guide to German Bakeries

A variety of different breads, rolls, cookies, pastries or cakes are offered daily in German bakeries. Let us help you navigate the bakeries of Germany!

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Caramel Apple Tarts

This tasty caramel apple tarts recipe tastes like mini apple pies. It is fast, tasty and simple to make. Great for parties and backyard barbeques.

The Skinny on the Mediterrean Diet

Get to know the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet is a type of organized nutrition that is practiced by more people every day and is based on foods found in the Mediterranean area.

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Traditionally delicious French Desserts

A starter, a main dish and a dessert… this is what a traditional French meal looks like. But which are the most traditional French desserts?

Cooking with Klaus – Penne Parmigiano & Balsamic and Olive Oil Italian Dressing

Ingredients pasta (for 4 people) 1.5 pounds penne pasta, dried ½ cup fresh parmesan, shaved (use a knife to shave the parmesan) 2 cups cream 2 tablespoons green pesto 1… Read more

Wine Not Get Crafty?

Ladies, hear my call. Save. Your. Corks. It is a necessity, nay it is your duty, to collect enough wine corks to make one or all of these cute cra­fts…. Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Lamb Roast

…with Parsnips, Carrots, Onions & Leek Ingredients (for 4 people) • 3 pound leg of lamb off bone, wrapped in netting (in freezer section of commissary) • 2-3 carrots, peeled and… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Lemon Fish Soup

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 300 grams large shrimp without tails and veins • 2 cups carrots, finely grated • 1 cup snow peas, cut into strips • 1-2 cloves… 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

Healthy Smoothies for Kids

The Green Monster – A Smoothie Kids Will Love

While many parents count calories, restrict refined sugar intake and carefully control portions, kids just dig into what tastes good.