Potato dumplings with gravy

German Potato dumplings or Kartoffelknödel (halb und halb)

This is how my mother prepared and cooked potato dumplings. She would use both boiled and raw potatoes for this delicious homemade side dish. It will not only give the dumplings a great consistency, but is also pure enjoyment with no frills. Continue reading German Potato dumplings or Kartoffelknödel (halb und halb)

Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts

Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts with sweet Potato

This is a recipe I have prepared a couple years ago, and it was so delicious I felt like I need to write about. Once prepared, it tastes so good, like it was made by a Chef at a fancy restaurant. It doesn’t only look appealing, it is fragrant and delicious. Sweet potatoes are not common in Europe, so I call this dish an American … Continue reading Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts with sweet Potato

Apple cranberry chutney Sticky post

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. It’ll taste definitely better than the store bought one, and can be prepared in only 16 minutes. I received lots of complements at the dinner table

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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 jar or can, they became curious. Continue reading Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

Dinner buffet, Glazed Carrots with Walnuts Sticky post

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

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. Continue reading Serviettenknödel and Semmelknödel in a Loaf pan