German

Viennese Pork Schnitzel

March 20, 2017

This is the food that I grew up on! Tender, juicy pork gets breaded for the perfect crispy meal.

Homemade Krautsalat

October 21, 2015

Krautsalat is another one of my childhood favorites. It’s easy to make and sure to please any cabbage and bacon lover!

Pickled Red Cabbage

October 20, 2015

Occasionally I have a deep need to eat the foods that I grew up on. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska there were basically three ethnicities, German, Czech, and Russian. I grew up in the Czech community, but to be honest German, Czech, and Russian food is pretty much the same....

Apple Strudel

November 7, 2014

This dessert takes its name from the flaky pastry used to wrap around the filling like a Strudel, the old German word for “whirlpool,” or “vortex.” In Germany, it was a traditional harvest-time dessert. The thin pastry itself originated with the Turks. Strudel is best served the same day it...

Classic Wiener Schnitzel

November 6, 2014

I grew up in a Czech community in Lincoln, Nebraska. While Wiener Schnitzel is a German dish my mother made this dish quite often. Chilling the breaded cutlets before frying is the secret to their perfectly crisp exterior and tender juicy interior. The best way to eat this dish is...

Sauerbraten

October 21, 2014

Sauerbraten is an excellent Oktoberfest dish that can be made throughout the fall and winter. Oktoberfest is the world’s largest celebration. Every year, six million people head to Munich to partake in the 16 day carousal. If you’re not heading to Germany, celebrate at home with a Bavarian beer and...

Oktoberfest Roasted Brats With Apples & Butternut Squash

October 16, 2014

Celebrate Oktoberfest with this bratwurst dish or just make this dish for busy weeknights. I love this all-in-one dish that’s family friendly and serves a crowd. The apples and butternut squash in this recipe are great with bratwursts, but any mild sausage will work deliciously.  

Traditional Potato Latkes

December 7, 2012

Traditional Potato Latkes I used to eat these as a kid and oh how I loved them! Fried Potato Pancakes, called Latkes in Yiddish and Levivot in Hebrew, are the most popular Hanukkah food. Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for...

Good Friday Spätzle

April 6, 2012

Good Friday Spätzle In the Eastern Church this day is known as Great or Holy Friday. The Western title is supposed to be a corruption of the phrase “God’s Friday,” the day on which Christ died. On this day the bells are silenced and in some places this day is...

Traditional Potato Latkes

December 20, 2011

Traditional Potato Latkes I used to eat these as a kid and oh how I loved them! Fried Potato Pancakes, called Latkes in Yiddish and Levivot in Hebrew, are the most popular Hanukkah food. Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for...

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