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 […]

Octoberfest Party Guide

Oktoberfest Party Guide. The ultimate guide to hosting a real Oktoberfest party in your backyard.

Oktoberfest Party Guide Think Oktoberfest is all about beer? Think again. Just as important as those amazing Bavarian lagers are the authentic Oktoberfest dishes that make every Oktoberfest party so special. With good food and good drinks, come good times. And you will find everything you need to host a successful Oktoberfest beer garden festival […]

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 […]

Halloween Traditions

Food. Fun. And Halloween Traditions. The spirit of Halloween is alive and well at Oma’s.

Halloween Traditions! Halloween or Halloween Traditions. “What is it?” This is a question I had 29 years ago, when I first experienced this nightly celebration in the States. Of all the answers I received, the one I could identify with the most was the comparison to the peak of the German carnival season called Fasching […]

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 […]

St Martins Day Lanterns

St. Martin’s Day celebrated in Germany with lanterns. Sun, Moon, and Stars.

St Martins Day Lanterns St Martins Day Lanterns are the highlight of Martin’s day in Germany. You can find the most beautiful lanterns displayed in store windows and available for sale inside. For this special German holiday, children also create St. Martin’s Day lanterns in kindergarten and grade school. They make them at home—and with […]

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. […]

Valentine's Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day Celebration – Create a meal your special someone will love Valentine’s Day celebration means flowers and chocolate, chocolate and flowers! Those are the traditional signs that Valentine’s Day is here. February 14th is Valentine’s Day Celebration the world over in many different ways, but the long-stem red roses, frilly greeting cards, and heart-shaped […]

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day! A German look at the Irish. See what the Irish have in common. As St.Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, I can’t help but think how close the Irish are in respect to the Germans. Not so much in physical distance, but in so many other interesting ways. For starters, just like […]