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  Liebe Grüße zum Muttertag!
( Best Wishes on Mother's Day)

Mother's Day started as a national holiday in the U.S. in 1914, and since 1923 it has been a national holiday in Germany as well.

The national holiday in the United States called Mother's Day was spearheaded by one woman in particular that dearly loved and respected her mother who devoted most of her life to great causes, named Anna Marie Jarvis



The story of this lady Anna Marie Jarvis is an interesting one. She was a career woman and not even a Mother herself. She decided to make a campaign to commemorate Mother's Day and chose the second sunday in May which was May 9th, 1905 the day her mother Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis died.

. Read about how she campaigned to have Mother's Day a national holiday.

Also how to make my mom's favorite dessert Black Forest Cherry Torte (Schwrzwälder Kirschtorte), and a nice beautiful Spring dessert, German style Strawberry Torte (Erdbeer Tortenboden).


Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Black Forest Cherry Torte


Erdbeer Tortenboden
German Style Strawberry Torte


Remembrances of my German Grandma
(Emma Block)


Above is a photo of young Emma Block

(right) The home from the farm in Steinsfurt, Germany in Baden.

My Grandmother at 15 years of age left from her home in Steinsfurt, Germany early January 1904, with her older sister Sophie, and older brother Heinrich,

Here is the train station they left from in Steinsfurt. It was a long journey , going first by train North to Hamburg.

they boarded this
Ship, The Deutschland, from Hamburg and sailed to Ellis Island, New York, arriving in January 22.

To see if your relatives came into Ellis Island there is more information here

Many of my memories were of her knitting or crocheting in her chair.

I learned so much from her about cooking most of which was after she had passed.

Here she is making Gefüllte Noodles which was one of our most favorite meals and her brothers for sure.

We make them to this day for a special celebration.

Make Gefüllte Noodles in my kitchen with me here
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Grandma Block making Gefulte Noodles

She taught me many wonderful things about cooking. Most of them
after she had passed, from my mother and father and the
memories of eating her wonderful meals.


My Mother's Favorite Cake

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Black Forest Cherry Torte

I always think if making this cake for my mom for a special
occasion. The rest of the family loves the cake as well.
The kirschwässer (cherry brandy) gives that special flavor and moistness
to the chocolaty cake and whipped cream beats gooky powdered sugar frosting
anyday for our family. (nothing against gooky frosting)

Come into the kitchen and let's make
Black Forest Cherry Torte with step by step pictures



This is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day, Spring and Strawberries.

The torte has a nice layer of whipped cream and strawberries with a glaze that sets on top making a nice finish.

With a heart shapped cake mold you can make this nice style for Muttertag!

Come into my kitchen and let's make
Erdbeer tortenboden with step by step pictures



Have a Wonderful Muttertag!!!!

Written by my Mother, Aileen Block that patiently took time to record all the events of my grandma's (Oma) life growing up in Germany and immigrating to the United States like so many did to build a new life. Also my dad who has such a good memory helped recall many events of this wonderful story that could have been lost in time.

From Germany with Love

From Germany with Love,
By Aileen Block

This is a nice companion book to Recipes from a German Grandma
From Germany with Love tells the story of my grandma, Emma Block, from 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 at the age of 15 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 new life in the "New World". Life was not easy but with good values she learned in her German upbringing made a full life and wonderful family with celebration including the great German meals that led us to write the book Recipes from a German Grandma.

I have enjoyed reliving this story over and over to get in touch with my German roots and I feel many of you will feel the same, as you had a beautiful loving German Grandma like we did.


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from a
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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






Get in a Pickle Book

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

View List of Recipes Here

My new book to celebrate pickling season.
Get it now for 16.95



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Stephen Block