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Sept 15, 2014

Geschnetzeltes
Pork Strips Simmered with Mushrooms
in Sour Cream Gravy

Sept 5, 2014

The History of Bell Peppers

An interesting read about the origin and name of the Bell Pepper, it's colors and the classic dish, Stuffed Bell Peppers down through the ages.

Aug 29, 2014

Saarländische Eierschmeer
Egg and Bacon Spread
On Rye Bread

This can make nice breakfast, lunch or light supper.
An "Egg Spread" made famous in the Southwest
of Germany next to France called the Saarland.

Aug 26, 2014

Stuffed Bell Peppers
With
Cauliflower Rice


What is Cauliflower Rice? It is grated fine to resemble rice.
The firm texture looks like rice and makes a nice lo carb substitute.

August 20, 2014

Chicken in German Savory Chocolate Sauce

(Schokoladensosse)
with hand cut Spaetzles

Aug 11, 2014

Making Pizzas on the Grill

I made a bratwurst and sauerkraut pizza with pineapple using a base of just
Mozzeralla cheese. The BBQed pizza dough is a palate for your ideas. Here is the lowdown on doing pizza's on the grill

Aug 10, 2014

Fleischsalat

This is the German version of our the American "Chef Salad" that you got in
restaurants in the 50's- 80's. There are a lot more versions of this salad though
and you unique ways to serve it.

Aug 9, 2014

The History of Jamaican Jerk Style Cooking

Jerk refers to a way that a meat, be it chicken, beef, pork, goat, fish, vegetables or fruit is seasoned and cooked. The typical cooking style uses a marinade or paste that includes at least pimento, which is often called allspice, and scotch bonnet peppers, also known as habenero.

Aug 4, 2014

German Style Cupcakes
Tassen Kuchen

Using some of the traditional recipes for Kuchen and apple cake
you can transform them into cup cakes

June 20, 2014

Asparagus Recipes

June 20, 2014

Asparagus Crepes with Ham and Cheese Sauce

it's German name, "Crepes mit Spargel, Schinken
und Käsesosse". A great new way to enjoy asparagus and they seem
like the perfect food to wrap a crepe around.

June 6, 2014

Spargeltarte
(Asparagus tarte)

This is a really tasty fun asparagus recipe using puff pastry as a base
and a light egg and cheese filling.


May 20, , 2014

Speissbraten

This wonderful marinated pork loin from the Idar-Oberstein area of Germany. The marinating technique is simple and unique using bruised onions. It is also used for Schwenkbraten.

 

May 9, , 2014

Mutterherz Kuchen

Mother's Day Heart Cake
Made from Cream Puffs on a Puff Pastry Sheet

April 30, 2014

Dandelion Green Salad

A sign of Spring is the dandelions that first come up
Instead of a seeing them as a nuisance try making a salad.

 

April 29, 2014

Emmas Potato Pancakes
I make a lot of different potato pancakes and will be sharing my repetoire shortly, but here is the one I probably like the best overall.

April 23, 2014

German Braided Bread
called Hefezopf , or formed into a wreath shape
Hefekranz

Many cultures have made these loaves for festive
events. The history behind "why" the braiding is worth the read.
recipe and history

April 17, 2014

This sandwich has always intrigued me, it is popular almost anywhere in the states, but have you heard of any other sandwich that has sauerkraut on it? There is the odd customized burger or grilled san I am sure but nothing mainstream that I can see.

Reuben Sandwich History

The Original Recipe
for the
Reuben Sandwich

 

April 14, 2014

Hawaiian Schnitzel

Precise Germanic Fusion is this dish! The crispy thin Schnitzel,
with a Cordon Bleu topping and the fresh grilled pineapple ring gives a nice sweet contrast.

 

April 11, 2014

Bleu Caprese Salad

Is it worth it to buy that 2.50 heirloom tomato? Here I cut it up and put some Maytag Bleu Cheese with it, put on a bed of greens, basil leaves and reduced balsamic. It isn't cheap but can be as satisfying or more than another splurge like a steak.

Caprese salad was invented by a restauranteur in the 50s on the Island of Capri off the coast of Naples, Italy. The recipe is simple use tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves. A little balsamic makes the perfect dressing.

This salad is really open to creative presentation, and your playful twists.
In this case I used Bleu cheese instead of mozzarella

April 1 , 2014

German French Onion Soup

When German immigrants settled near French speaking Montreal, Canada, they modified the popular locals French Onion soup to make it hearty enough for a hard working farmer. They added rich meat from the leg, short ribs, also other solid beef cuts. The bread and cheese topping was left off. Read More

March 28, 2014

Grilled Caesar with Pears

More Caesar Salad Recipes

The History of Caesar Salad

Mar 22 , 2014

Pulled Corned Beef Sandwiches
On a Potato Roll with Slaw

Great way to use left over corned beef or serve corned beef and
and cabbage a different way.

Mar 19 , 2014

Corned Beef Hash
with a poached egg.

Perfect way to use up your left over corned beef

Jan 11, 2014

Berliners
These are like a Beignet and often used
for Fasching festivals in Germany as we may use a
Beignet to celebrate Fat Teusday.
Sometimes plain and sometimes filled with cream filling.

Jan 8, 2014

Kassler Rippchen
This is a bone-in smoked pork chop in German cuisine. Kassler was believed to be the man that developed an interesting way to cure the meat.
Rippchen is a German word equivalent to ribs.

Dec 4 , 2013

Braune Lebkuchen

This is a German Gingerbread
The dough is aged which hugely gives it incredible flavor.
This is popular during the Chirstmas holiday season in Germany.

Nov 9 , 2013

Schwienshaxe

In the U.S. we have Ham hocks this looks like a ham hock on steroids
Roasted with crispy skin and butter soft meat on the inside.

Nov 6, , 2013

Beef On Weck

A Buffalo, NY favorite.
What is a Weck???
This is a type of Southwestern German roll that is topped with some caraway seeds.
Then put some nice rare roast beef on the bun, dip the top in Au Jus and crown the sandwich, and serve with horseradish cream.

Sept 27, 2013

Beer Buns
or Bierocks,
Tender sour cream pastry with a ground beef and cabbage filling.
This is a Ukranian style recipe from my friend Judy Lancaster.

Sept 12, 2013

Spiessbraten
(meat roasted on a spit )

From the Gemstone land of Idar-Oberstein Germany
comes this specialty.

Sept 10, 2013

Radish Salad

(Rettichsalat)

This is a nice pair with Steak. The German style of " Schwenking" a steak
is worth trying and perfecting the technique.

 

Aug 26, 2013

Kalte Ente
(Cold Duck)

This is a nice summer refreshing coctail that originated in Germany.
It consists of a Mosel wine and a sparkling wine, lemon and mint.

Aug 26, 2013

Kalter Hund
This is a very popular German dessert and great for the summer. No baking required and it uses coconut oil, which now is found to be healthy.

Aug 20, 2013

Strawberry Waldorf Salad
With Chicken

Waldorf salad has come a long way from the basic apples , celery and mayonnaise.
Check out more recipes and the history of Waldorf salad here.

Aug 15, 2013

Green Beans Pan Roasted
with Bacon and Tomato

Germans love their green beans (Grüner Bohnen) and use them in all kinds of ways. A favorite herb to use is Bohnenkraut (summer savory) and they are often long simmered.

July 11 , 2013

A Brief History of Cake

This simple article shows how this delicacy
has come from Bread to Cake.

 

 

 

 

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