Apple cranberry chutney

A spicy and savory Chutney for your Christmas Table

One of my favorite condiment or side for my Christmas dinner table is an Apple Cranberry Chutney that will go with Beef, Pork, Poultry, or whatever you like.
Also see my Horseradish sauce recipe
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Frohe Weihnachten from my Dinner table to yours! Continue reading A spicy and savory Chutney for your Christmas Table

Auberginen Boote, a Greek dish

Greek stuffed Eggplants

Have you seen those purple Eggplants in the grocery store, but were not sure what to do with them? There a several Mediterranean recipes, like fried Eggplant slices or the Moussaka casserole dish, just to mention a few. I especially like these Greek stuffed Eggplants or “Auberginen Boote” and prepare them several times a year. Serve with my Tzatziki recipe Continue reading Greek stuffed Eggplants

Pork with Sauerkraut, Smoked Meats plate

Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

I came to the realization that many people don’t like Sauerkraut. I was puzzled and wondered why, so I asked them. Basically what I was told it has a sour or bitter taste. I also believe when you grow up with certain foods, your taste buds adjust. I explained to my friends that Sauerkraut should be prepared, and not be eaten straight out of a … Continue reading Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel

Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Ironically, I ate my first Pretzel Dumplings in Leipzig at a Bavarian Restaurant (Bayrischer Bahnhof). This old train station has a 170 year old history, where the first track was built between Leipzig and Altenburg. The Knödel had a distinctive taste, and I tried to recreate it at home. It’s similar to the Semmelknödel, just a bit darker and more hearty. The Mushroom gravyThe Mushroom gravy … Continue reading Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Dinner buffet, Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Still looking for a vegetable as a side dish for your next dinner? I found this to be a good fit for my dinner table. I cooked this Carrot dish the first time at my annual Christmas dinner with friends. It was a hit!   Continue reading Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Potato Puree, mashed potato, hedgehog

My Mother’s Hedgehog mashed Potato

I was greatly influenced by my mother who went to culinary school. She taught me many tips and tricks about food art, and how to make fancy mashed potatoes The finished product should resemble a Hedgehog, in German it is called an Igel. Goes great with Bavarian Pork Roast. Click on picture  for recipe Serve with Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood or Beef Rouladen … Continue reading My Mother’s Hedgehog mashed Potato

Serviettenknoede, bread dumplings Sticky post

Serviettenknödel and Semmelknödel in a Loaf pan

Have you ever been afraid of bread dumplings falling apart in the water, because of some experience of the past? There are two foolproof options for beginners. For one recipe I use a 9″x 5″ loaf pan and bake it in the oven, the other is “Serviettenknödel” that you roll into a clean cotton cloth or plastic foil. then boil. The original Semmelknödel for the … Continue reading Serviettenknödel and Semmelknödel in a Loaf pan