Braised Red Cabbage (updated)


If you asked my children the star of this plate was the Braised Red Cabbage (click here for link to original recipe), although the German Meatballs and Spaetzle were good too (click here for link to recipe). There was not a bite left at the end of dinner.  They love red cabbage. My house smelled…

German Meatballs with Spaetzle


This dish was steaming HOT when I took the picture so it looks a bit hazy. My daughter came out of her room just before we were serving dinner and said, “It smells amazing in here!” It did. The apple cider vinegar and bacon combined with the sour cream and meatballs? Heavenly. My kids are…

German Oven Pancake


I did a bit of digging to find out what is the difference between a Dutch Baby and German Pancakes. This is more a hybrid between the two dishes. The Dutch Baby has the same basic ingredients as this dish but is to be prepared in a special pan. The German Pancake is similar but…

Christmas Memories and Chocolate Meatball Cookies


This is a cookie from my childhood. It is still a family favorite. Of all the cookies and sweets I make this and the Apple Kuchen are the two things that always signify Christmas in our house. They are the cookie that my children ask for and family wants us to bring to family gatherings….

Bavarian Slow Cooker Pork Loin


Last night at dinner my kids were talking about what meats they liked best. My son said he prefers chicken breast. My daughter said, “Want to know what part of the chicken I like best? Steak.” Yes, we have been eating a great deal of chicken and pork lately. Here is one of our most…

Schnitzel with German Potato Salad and Red Braised Cabbage


My daughter’s birthday was two months ago. For her birthday dinner she had asked for a German dinner.  But, because times were busy then we took her out to dinner with the promise that we would make her a dinner later. Well, later finally rolled around the other night. I had taken her out for…

German Style Cabbage Rolls


This is a recipe handed down from generation to generation in my family.  I have changed it for my family but it is still almost the exact same recipe my great-grandmother used. Do you have a dish like this in your family? This is the dish we make for holidays in our house.  It is…

Slow Cooker German Style Potatoes and Smoked Sausage


It is getting tougher to make different meals each night. This meal was because I needed a slow cooker meal for the kids while we were all going off in different directions. My daughter loves vinegar. Any kind of vinegar. I think she would just drink a bottle of it if we let her. So,…

Slow Cooker Sauerbraten with Ginger Snap Gravy


Pulling out one of our favorite recipes for the weekend. The Ginger Snap Gravy was amazing! My parents just left after spending a month with us in Michigan. They were here to celebrate both children’s birthdays, an honor roll breakfast, a Symphony Orchestra concert, a dance rehearsal, and everyday life with my family. They have…

Slow Cooker Schweinbraten (Bavarian Pork Roast)


I think if my children had to choose which ethnic food they would put in their top 10 German food would be somewhere in the top 3.  I think it would be hard for them to choose between Mediterranean, German and Asian foods. When I took a pork roast out of the freezer the other…

German Skillet Dinner


I have been thinking about this dish all night.  I am so excited to share it with you.  I am not sure if it because my daughter helped me with creating it or because it is such a great dish for October.  We sort of invented our version of the skillet dinner by playing with…

Birthdays – German Dinner


It’s not every day you turn 14!  The only time of year that I intentionally repeat dinners is on birthdays.  In our house you are allowed to choose whatever you want for dinner on your birthday.  My son chose pasta and meatballs last month.  This month my daughter wanted a German dinner.    Specifically, German potato…