Nuremberg Gingerbread, Elisen, Lebkuchen

Authentic “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” (Gingerbread), a recipe with history

The Nuremberg or Nürnberger Lebkuchen manufacturers have always baked, not only for the needs of the Nuremberg residents, but also for long-distance trade. Nuremberg gingerbreads went “all over the world” on old trade routes and with them the good reputation Continue reading Authentic “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” (Gingerbread), a recipe with history

Eierlikoer, eggnog liqueur

Make your own Eierlikör or Eggnog Liqueur

I started making homemade Eggnog liqueur filled in cute bottles a few years ago. It was always very difficult for me to find Christmas presents that would suit my loved ones. Since then, this Eggnog liqueur bottles or Carafes have been a hit under the Christmas tree. Each bottle comes nicely wrapped Continue reading Make your own Eierlikör or Eggnog Liqueur

Christ child Life size baby Jesus. Munich Christmas miracle, Baby Jesus, Christkindl

The Munich Christmas miracle

The people of Munich have their very own Christkindl or Christ child. Every year it is displayed for worship from the first day of Christmas until Epiphany in the Bürgersaal Church. There you can see the Augustinian Christkindl, a precious, lifesize Baby Jesus wrapped in ornate silver ribbons. The daily mass at 5 pm has a long tradition and is a highlight of the Christmas … Continue reading The Munich Christmas miracle

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“Weihnachten” from my Childhood

The Advent in Germany is the most magical and festive time. I remember the romantic historical Christkindlmarkets, the garland, lights and glittering Christmas trees, the Glühwein and Lebkuchen that makes a dreary season heart light up. As children we decorated a wreath with four candles, called “Adventskranz,” and lit a new candle every Sunday. Afterward we would walk down the street and view the decorated homes with wreaths, yards and trees with strings of lights, and pyramids with candles in the windows. Continue reading “Weihnachten” from my Childhood

Apple cranberry chutney Sticky post

A spicy and savory Apple-Cranberry Chutney

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 Apple-Cranberry Chutney

Weihnachtsgans, Baked Goose, Christmas goose

Christmas Goose, a feast for your loved ones

A juicy, crispy goose as I had growing up in Germany – who can resist that? Here is a wonderful recipe with a classic fruity-spicy filling. The Christmas goose is a wonderful festive meal In Germany, young and old look forward to eating the deliciously seasoned goose legs and goose breast or nibbling on a goose wing. Should you also have a Christmas goose on … Continue reading Christmas Goose, a feast for your loved ones

Nuernberger Christmas Market

Nuremberg has a new Christkind

The Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world – with a “real” Christkind, the original Gingerbread and the Christkindlesglühwein. The new Christkind Benigna has opened the Weihnachtsmarket on Friday (29.11.19) with the traditional prologue The Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. The pre-Christmas sales fair on Nürnberg Main Market can be traced back to … Continue reading Nuremberg has a new Christkind