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

slab cookies

Slab Cookies – German Style

Slab Cookies are the perfect solution for holiday baking with very little time. Skip the cookie cutters and complicated decoration and just go for what’s most important: The

South German Potato Salad

South German Potato Salad with Wieners

Germany is divided about potato salad, seriously! There is the “South German Potato Salad” (or Munich Potato Salad) with a vinaigrette and the “Berlin Potato Salad” with mayo

How to make Potato Dumplings

How to make Potato Dumplings

Potato dumplings are a very easy side but give each meal a feeling of a holiday. This probably just me, association dumplings with Christmas dinners. When potato dumplings


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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