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

Gingerbread Spice Mix Recipe

German Gingerbread Spice Mix

If you want to buy German Gingerbread spice mix, you need to be fast during Fall: It is often sold out long before Christmas. But why worry about


Snowflake – Hot Verpoorten Egg Schnaps

Even in Texas it can get cold and the most delicious way to get warm after a stroll in the cold, is drinking an egg schnapps “Snowflake”.


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

Hate it, when strawberries rot after a day in the fridge? Or when produce ripens too fast due to ethylene gas from decaying food? Safe money by extending your fruit and vegetable shelf life with pureAir Fridge and go to the grocery less often!

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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