Traditional German Sunday and Authentic German Recipes

German Traditional Sunday! Great food and a greater sense of community

German Traditional Sunday As I look back at my life, growing up in a small town in Germany, I’m reminded how important the German traditional Sunday was in bringing the community and families together. The atmosphere; that special feeling of warmth, joy, and togetherness; was only outdone by the magic of the Christmas and Easter […]

German Easter Celebration and Authentic German Recipes

German Easter Celebration

German Easter Celebration in America See why Americans are hopping to these German-themed recipes, gift ideas, and traditions. In Germany, Easter is a holiday that is as highly regarded as Christmas. The German Easter Celebration start on the Good Friday and end with the Second Easter Holiday, which is the Monday after Easter Sunday. In some […]

German May Day Traditions and Authentic German Recipes

German May Day Traditions

German May Day Traditions – Fun and interesting facts about the First of May in Germany Facts about German May Day Traditions. As the German saying goes, it’s May Day, “Alles neu macht der Mai,” which translated means, “May makes everything new.” The first of May is also known as May Day—not to be confused […]

German Mother's Day and Authentic German Recipes

How to create a Mother’s Day she will never forget. It is easy!

Mother’s Day Mother’s Day happens every year, on the second Sunday in May, a special holiday is celebrated to honor mothers of all generations. This special day filled with flowers started as a Memorial Mother’s Day Meeting for the mother of Anna Marie Jarvis, a social activist during the American civil war. “Mother’s Day” was […]

German Wedding Traditions

German Wedding Traditions – getting married in Germany and how to celebrate

German Wedding Traditions German Wedding Traditions and how to celebrate in three steps. It starts with the Polterabend followed by the legal ceremony at the city hall, Standesamt. The church wedding is the final celebration and highlight. The sequence of the festivities are flexible, and the traditions vary depending on regions. German Traditions – The […]

July 4th Barbecue

July 4th Barbecue Guide

July 4th Barbecue July 4th Barbecue. With summertime the outdoor entertaining barbecue is in the center of attention. Oma has tips for parties and great recipes for grilling and entertaining. We waited so long for summer to arrive and now it’s here—in all its natural beauty. The sunshine and blue skies invite us outdoors as […]

German Christmas Celebrations

German Christmas Celebrations and Traditions

German Christmas Celebrations for all to enjoy! German Christmas celebrations start with the first of Advent (the fourth Sunday before Christmas) and ends on December 26th, which is the second Holiday of Christmas. In between, are different traditional celebrations and activities with deeper meanings beyond shopping sprees and gift giving. It is called “Vorweihnachtszeit” which […]

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes.

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes. Thanksgiving Traditions and Tips you’ll be truly thankful for. When I arrived in America, twenty-nine years ago, I didn’t know much about Thanksgiving or a meal prepared with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Long before the days of Google, I looked up the translation of Thanksgiving the old fashion way, and understood it as […]

German American Thanksgiving

German American Thanksgiving

German American Thanksgiving – Add these delicious popular German recipes to your Thanksgiving Menu German American Thanksgiving in Oma’s house. Give your traditional Thanksgiving meal this year an Oma twist while adding or combining the following recipes. I picked Classic German Recipes which I was taught by my mother, and she was taught by her […]

New Year's Eve

These New Year’s Eve Recipes

New Year’s Eve, recipes, prophecies, and celebrations are a total blast. New Year’s Eve is celebrated differently the world over. While New York City is counting down in Time Square and watching the ball drop, the people of Germany are filling the streets and setting off fireworks to the sound of the local church bells. […]