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Welcome to the Nov 11, 2012 Newsletter !

Warm comfort foods and Thinking about Holiday Baking


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Now is the time to get our holiday baking together.
It is not even Thanksgiving yet in the U.S. but without making your plan you can spend a lot of time
finding all your ingredients going back for this and putting it off because you don't have that, and then with all the other holiday business you can end up doing it in crisis mode. I can't believe that anyone could know that better than I.

So I am going to stock pile the almonds , walnuts and hazelnuts, watch for sales on butter, get fresh yeast packets for the Stollen, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and locate all the pans, molds and tools.

Also In furthering my adventures with dumplings I tried Anette Holmes apricot dumpling recipe only I couldn't find apricots so I used yellow plums. Any plum would work though.

The Pennsylvania Dutch have been famous for a delicious Chicken Stew that has flat noodles that was called a Chicken Pot Pie. But why did they call it pie when there is no crust?



Lancaster , Pennsylvania

George Moser's old Stomping Grounds in the Pennsylvania Dutch area. George shares his recipe with us for this newsletter.


Braune Lebkuchen

Brown Lebkuchen is a nice rectangle of spicy goodness. It is a bit chewy but you love the flavor that you get offsets this.The flavor comes from letting the dough age for a few weeks in the fridge.

when you let it age a bit you get this wonderful wonderful explosion of all the spices and home made orange peel that I put in them.

For us it is also memories of my grandma's German cookies that were always kept in a cookie tin. They were so odd to me because they were so different than chocolate chip. But I learned to adore them.
Go here to make Braune Lebkuchen with step by step pictures


Did you miss Thanksgiving in Germany?

Germans, too, celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God for a plentiful harvest. On the first Sunday of October (in most locations), visitors to German churches will find a plethora of fruits, vegetables, sheaves of grain, and also baked goods, as decorations around the altars. Visitors to market places and fairgrounds will oftentimes find Erntedankfest (literally: harvest gratitude festival) dances, displays, booths, a special Erntefeuer (harvest fire), and other festivities to celebrate this occasion.

Go here for more info on

The German Thanksgiving , Erntedankfest



This is a wonderful dumpling that is filled with a vanilla sugar stuffed plum. The dumpling dough is made with potatoes, something you don't usually find in a dessert and the butter crumb sauce is delectable.

Anette Holmes shared this recipe only for apricots. I couldn't find any but found these wonderful yellow plums that worked great!

Go here to make Pflaumenknödel


Pennsylvania Dutch
Chicken Pot Pie

This dish is a friend in cold weather

This is a different sort of Chicken Pot Pie than what you get in the supermarket frozen section. Instead of the pastry crust it has noodles! How can that be a pie?

This is a Pennsylvania Dutch Classic and comes from a different expression Bott Boi in the Penn Dutch dialect that it is thought later morphed into Pot Pie.
Here is more on the history of Pennsylvania Dutche Chicken Pot Pie

Thank you to George Moser for the recipe.

Go here for the Recipe



The Complete Collection

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save 9 dollars plus shipping costs by ordering all 3 books at once.
Makes a nice gift...
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Recipes from a German Grandma
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Get in a Pickle

Over 50 pickle recipes plus spices to make your first pickles and your own corned beef

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From Germany with Love

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Our Family

from a
German Grandma

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Comes with over 50 Bonus recipes with Step by Step color pictures.


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I include
Over 50 Bonus Recipes with Step by Step Pictures

I am very proud of these recipes as they take a lot of the
guess work out of making these fabulous German specialties.

Simply open up the recipes with step by step pictures and print out the item you like. I keep mine in a notebook.

See the Whole List Here of Recipes Here


Apple Kuchen

Apfel Strudel














Old Fashioned Home Made Noodles


German Potato Salad


Potato Dumplings
(Kartoffel Knödel)



Gefulte Nudeln

Chicken and Dumplings

(Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage)

Potato Pancakes

See the Whole List Here of Recipes Here



If you liked Recipes from a German Grandma...


From Germany with Love,
By Aileen Block

This is a nice companion book to Recipes from a German Grandma.
From Germany with Love tells more about the story of my grandma, Emma Block, growing up in a little town in Baden/ Würtemberg, Germany near Heidelberg named Steinsfurt. Then at the age of 15 immigrating to the United States, taking a train with one of her sisters and brothers to Hamburg and sailing the Atlantic with other hope filled Germans wanting to make a life in the "New World". It was not easy but with good values learned in her German upbringing made a full life, had a wonderful family with lots of fun and celebration including great German meals.

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From the German Deli

Apfelbräter (Apple Baker 2-3 apples)

Do you love making Bratäpfel for your family? With this beautiful hand-crafted apple baker you can bake up to three apples at a time. It makes a delicious dessert for the winter time. A wonderful gift for friends and family or treat yourself to one. Click here for a Bratapfel recipe using Nutella, Marzipan and nuts . Approx. 10”length / height of approx. 4.75” at the highest point (including Lid)
Since the apple bakers are handmade, you may experience variations in color and texture!


Bahlsen Contessa Lebkuchen
200g (Sugar-glazed Gingerbread 7oz)

One bite, and you'll feel like you're at a German Weihnachtsmarkt! Contessa is a round spiced Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) and our all-around most popular German Christmas Gingerbread. This soft, cake-like cookie has a dark chocolate base and a delicious layer of sugar glaze on top. A very traditional German Gingerbread cookie for the Holidays - friends and family will love them. For best results, keep cool and dry.




12 Premium Madagascar
Vanilla Beans

Plus 6 extra beans




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German Music

Roland Kaiser - Schachmatt


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Theater - Katja Ebstein - eurovision 1980

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Geschwister Hofmann
Es muss ja nicht der ganze Himmel sein


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The Trapp Family Singers
Es Wollt ein Jaegerlien




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Get in a Pickle Book

Over 50 great pickle recipes for all
kinds of vegetables, fruit and even eggs.

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