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Belgian Waffles in Brugge

These Waffles are stuck on my mind, because they are so exceptional, light and fluffy.

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Pork with Sauerkraut, Smoked Meats plate
Germany
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Side dish

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 […]

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Tzatziki, Greek white sauce
Condiments
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Southern Europe
Spreads

Tzatziki Sauce for Greek Dishes

Goes great with Befteki or Greek Beef steaks, Gyros, or simply just with a toasted Baguette

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Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts
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Side dish

Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a recipe I tried a couple years ago, and it was so delicious I have to write about. Once prepared, it tastes so good, like 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 […]

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German Lentil Soup
Recipes
Soups

Lentil Soup with a twist

Once a week I cook a broth with chicken pieces for our doggies, so it has a little different twist. I have a 6 quart Dutch Oven my daughter gave me for Christmas. There is enough broth left for me to make a soup, this time Lentil. It is a wholesome soup, perfect for a […]

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German Rolls, Broetchen
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Breads and Pastry
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Germany
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Travel Destinations

German Bakeries and their Secret

I became a hobby baker when there were no bakeries with fresh breads available; basically out of necessity. So every time I am in Germany, I do my bakery run in the morning, since there are at least two of them in walking distance. I noticed a distinct difference between bakeries, so I did some reading. […]

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Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel
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Main Course
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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 […]

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Zwiebelkuchen, German onion tart
Main Course
Recipes

Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen 

Zwiebelkuchen is a popular German onion pastry. It is served with Federweissen (a new fermented wine). Those two just go hand in hand. I developed my own recipe for this onion pastry. The crust can be bought, Puff Pastry dough  (Pillsbury) can be found in the freezer isle.  Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen Recipe Print Rate this recipe 1 […]

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Kaiserschmarrn with tart cherries
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Main Course
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Kaiserschmarrn, a traditional Austrian dish

While strolling through the cobblestone streets of Vienna, Austria, we stopped for lunch at Café Central (est. 1876) for some original Austrian food. The waiter highly recommended this Austrian dish Kaiserschmarrn is an original Austrian sweet dish, made from Palatschinken (pancake) dough. It was created for Kaiser Franz Joseph and Elisabeth (Sissi) in 1854. He […]

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French Crepes recipe
Desserts
Main Course
Recipes

French Crêpes

Not your usual breakfast food. A thin, melt in your mouth kinda pancake to be eaten as a main meal, appetizer or dessert. You can use a pan, but if you desire and make it often, you can order a Crêpe maker here French Crêpes Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 1 […]

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