My Winter Recipes

Hi, I'm Barbara!

Hi, I'm Barbara!

Happy to have you here!
I'm a German nurse, software instructor, journalist, publisher, mother of three who also went to a cooking school. Living in Texas since 2010, I have to make most of my German dishes from scratch and I share my recipes and techniques with you.

German Christmas Recipes

german potato salad

North German Potato Salad (with a cool Hack)

The North German Potato Salad contains mayonnaise and differs from the South German Potato Salad which is made with a vinaigrette. It is probably a lot closer to

Rum Pot

Traditional German Rum Pot – Rumtopf

Each year, lots of Germans start a Rum Pot during the summer months and enjoy the fruits of their work by the end of the year. This sort

Vanilla Crescents

Vanilla Crescents – Vanillekipferl Recipe

Vanilla Crescents are almond cookies with a rich vanilla taste and a moon shape. We call them Vanillekipferl and they have a soft texture that gently falls apart

How to make marzipan from scratch

How to Make Marzipan

When I first learned how to make Marzipan, I thought that must be wrong: Only 3 ingredients? That can’t be right. But it really is all you …


My Favorite Vegetable Recipes

leek soup

Creamy Leek Soup

The first recipe I was taught in school was this creamy leek soup, aka Cream of Leek. It is very

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My Recommendations

pureAir FRIDGE - Food Shelf Life Extender

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Späetzle Maker & Potato Ricer

Make the famous German Spätzle from scratch with my recipe on this blog and use this Spätzle Press to get it right! Homemade spätzle taste so much better than the store-bought Spätzle noodles, it's a whole different experience!

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