German Karneval Mardi Gras

German Karneval Mardi Gras. The food, the fun, the Fasching! Helau and Alaaf!

German Karneval Mardi Gras and recipes to celebrate When the German Karneval Mardi Gras season starts German Karneval Mardi Gras or Carnival (Karneval) goes by a lot of different names: Fasching, Fastnacht, and Fassenacht. But it all means one thing… fun! Germans consider this time “the fifth season” of the year, and it starts on […]

Traditional German Christmas Carols

Traditional German Christmas Carols

Traditional German Christmas Carols for all Ages These 24 Traditional German Christmas Carols include the most famous and loved songs for the Christmas Season. Some melodies are the favorites of children waiting for the Nikolaus, and others are more church songs for the grown-ups. Of course, the worldwide known Silent Night, Holy Night and O […]

German Gingerbread Spice Mix

German Gingerbread Spice Mix

German Gingerbread Spice Mix – Lebkuchengewuerz – Neunerlei The German Gingerbread Spice Mix is consisting of 9 different spices used in Gingerbread and a variety of Christmas cookies. In Germany we call this spice blend Lebkuchengewuerz or Neunerlei. Ingredients for the Spice Mix: 2 teaspoons of ground: cinnamon (Zimt) cloves (Nelken) coriander, cilantro (Koriander) anise […]

Traditional German Springerle Recipe

Traditional German Springerle Recipe

Traditional German Springerle The Traditional German Springerle belong to the collection of old-fashioned Christmas Cookies in Germany. The rolled and pressed cookies need to dry overnight, to allow the pressed embossed design to harden. The Springerle is the best choice of cookies to dip in coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Ingredients for Traditional German Springerle: 500 […]

Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies

Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies

Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies are easy to prepare. The color of the cookies can be changed while adding one tablespoon of cocoa to the flour. I like them best without it. Ingredients of Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies: 150 g of butter, unsalted 250 g of oatmeal, old-fashioned rolled oats 150 g […]

Traditional German Christmas Cookies

Traditional German Christmas Cookies Recipes

Traditional German Christmas Cookies The Traditional German Christmas Cookies are offering a large selection of recipes, and all with quite a story. Some cookies are easier to prepare than others. Butter, eggs, flour, sugar, spices, and a variety of nuts are basic ingredients. The baking goods have a few things in common which are the […]

Christmas Wish List Two

Christmas Wish List Two – Games for Children

Christmas Wish List Two The Christmas Wish List Two includes classic board games, balancing games, and card games starting age three and older. While some games can be found in Germany, others can be found in the States. Some of them are traveling games, and all are linked to the places to purchase. To see toys […]

Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List – Gift Ideas for Children

Christmas Wish List The Christmas Wish List gives some ideas of toys for small boys and girls until the age of eight years. Some of the gifts are lower in price than others. They are available online in Germany and the States. The toys are linked out so that you can find the places to […]

German Schokokuss Sweets

German Schokokuss Sweets

German Schokokuss Sweets The German Schokokuss Sweets are made with beaten egg whites and sugar syrup, covered with dark chocolate. The Schokokuss is also known as Schaumkuss or Topkuss in Germany. Ingredients for German Schokokuss Sweets: 100 g (3.52 oz) of pasteurized egg whites (available at grocery stores) 200 g (7.05 oz) of sugar 1 […]