Holidays and Occasions

Almond Spritz Cookies

This almond spritz cookies recipe can be left plain or decorated with colored sugar and frosting. In our house, it ju...

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Slow-Cooker Sauerbraten

My family is of German Lutheran descent, and although we enjoy this traditional beef roast, I never liked the amount ...

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Old-Fashioned Stollen

Stollen is a Christmas tradition in Germany. The fruit-filled yeast bread is topped with icing, candied fruit and alm...

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Savory Sausage Stuffing

This slowcooker sage sausage stuffing makes enough for 16 people and needs just 30 minutes of prep time.

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Apricot Almond Torte

This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers in advance and assemble it the day of serving, w...

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Bratwurst Supper

After trying a few bratwurst recipes, I've found this meal-in-one is ideal for camping since it grills to perfection ...

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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake

This old-time spice cake is lower in fat but big on flavor. Serve it warm for breakfast on a frosty morning or have a...

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Slow-Cooked Sauerkraut Soup

We live in Lancaster County, which has a rich heritage of German culture. Our dishes often include sauerkraut, potato...

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Potato Dumplings

Traditionally served with meat and gravy, German potato dumplings can also be served with a simple brown butter sauce...

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Honey Smoked Salmon

Bust out the hickory wood chips, fire up the grill and make this honey smoked salmon with crushed peppercorns.

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Chewy German Chocolate Cookies

When I want a cookie that's as chewy as a brownie, this is the recipe I reach for. Coffee granules add the right amou...

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Country Potato Pancakes

These potato pancakes are really versatile. They can be a side dish for just about any meal or the main course for a ...

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German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)

Embrace nostalgic flavors and homey feelings with German apple cake—an old-fashioned dessert that's so delicious, w...

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Duck Breasts with Apricot Chutney

When serving this entree as part of a buffet, try using chafing dish to keep it warm.

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Chocolate Lebkuchen

Having lived in Germany, I try to keep my German cooking as authentic as possible. This lovely lebkuchen recipe is a ...

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Aunt Grace’s Eggnog

When I was growing up, I couldn't get enough of the nonalcoholic eggnog my aunt always prepared for us kids. Now I en...

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Sausage Lentil Soup

I first tasted this wonderful soup at a friend's house. Now it's my favorite, especially on a cool, crisp night.

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Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

I appreciate this recipe because it includes a side dish of roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and carrots, giving me...

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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topp...

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Standing Rib Roast

This standing rib roast recipe is practically foolproof. Treat your family to tender slices of standing rib roast or ...

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Lebkuchen

Dense, chewy lebkuchen is a great addition to your Christmas-cookie routine, but you can make it any time of year. Wh...

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German Red Cabbage

This inexpensive red cabbage recipe makes a tender, tasty vegetable side dish. It's traditionally German, but it pair...

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Rich Fruit Kuchens

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations flock ...

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Parmesan Baked Potatoes

It always amazed me that this simple recipe could make potatoes taste so good. Mom liked to make them for Easter beca...

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Cranberry Conserve

I'm 95, and I still remember my grandmother from Germany making this lovely, delicious conserve for the holidays. She...

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Frosted Gingerbread Nut Cookies

I received the recipe for these soft ginger cookies from a dear friend who has since passed away. A comforting classi...

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Sauerkraut Casserole

An unexpected blend of sweet and savory ingredients makes this sauerkraut casserole a delight you'll want to serve at...

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Bavarian Pot Roast

Since all my grandparents were German, it's no wonder that so many Bavarian recipes have been handed down to me. Beca...

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Roast Pork with Apples & Onions

The sweetness of the apples and onions nicely complements the roast pork. With its crisp, golden exterior and melt-in...

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Pfeffernuesse Cookies

A German holiday tradition, these fragrant pfeffernuesse cookies pack a warm rush of spices in every bite. Also calle...

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Authentic German Potato Salad

The most popular salad at the table? Hot German potato salad with smoky bacon and a sweet-tangy dressing.

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Spiced German Cookies

These buttery spice cookies are a cross between sugar cookies and gingerbread, creating the best of both worlds.

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Roast Christmas Goose

I have such fond childhood memories of Christmas dinner and my mother serving a golden brown Christmas goose. To flav...

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Gingerbread Men Cookies

No holiday treat platter would be complete without gingerbread men cookies! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy...

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Apple-Roasted Pork with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

I added roasted apples, cherries and onions to turn ordinary pork into an impressive dish. There is a short time span...

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Gulab Jamun Recipe

To make the Indian sweet gulab jamun, we traditionally use khoya or milk solids. But there are other ways to do it! T...

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Easy Rasmalai Recipe

This Easy Rasmalai Recipe features soft and spongy rasgulla swimming in a silky smooth cream perfumed with almonds, p...

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Samosas with Tamarind-Date Chutney

Samosas are perhaps one of the most popular Indian savory snacks and a fixture among the many Diwali treats. They are...

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Gajar Ka Halwa

My mother-in-law in India usually makes this dessert for special occasions, such as Diwali, when it starts getting co...

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Aloo Matar Tikki

Aloo tikki -- or potato patties -- were a staple at my house growing up and my mother's favorite snack. Stuffed with ...

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Jalebi

Jalebis are much-loved sweets in India: You can get a bowl of freshly fried jalebis on the street any day, but they...

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Sweet Potato Pakora Chaat

Sweet Potato Pakora Chaat is my take on the traditional Indian chaat. Chaat translated from Hindi means to lick—a...

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Paneer Tikka Kebabs

Paneer is a fresh unsalted Indian cheese that is made by curdling milk with vinegar or lime; the resulting milk solid...

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Naan Khatai

My mom doesn’t bake much because when she was growing up in India, most homes didn’t have ovens (even today most ...

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Malai Kofta

These vegetarian kofta (balls) are made up of mashed potatoes that are stuffed with a rich paneer-nut-dried fruit fil...

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Vegetable Pakoras

I like to think of pakoras as the Indian tempura. They're a staple of Indian life, and are the perfect accompaniment ...

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Papdi Chaat

Chaat is a broad term for savory vegetarian snacks. This version is from Nidhi Jalan, founder of Brooklyn-based Masal...

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Pumpkin Kheer

A kheer is everyone’s favorite Indian dessert! Simply delicious, comforting, creamy and rich, kheer is usually made...

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Almond Burfi

A wonderful candy-like sweet that tastes like marzipan with the added richness of ghee. It has a firm texture like fu...

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Chana Masala

Chana masala or chickpea curry, often called Amritsari Chole, originates from Punjab but is popular all over India. T...

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Dal Makhani

This has to be one of the most popular and delicious dals in India. Luscious and rich with a deep flavor, this dal is...

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Cauliflower Chaat Salad with Tamarind Date Chocolate Chutney

Cauliflower Chaat Salad with Tamarind Date Chocolate Chutney

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Besan Ladoo

Besan ladoo is an iconic Diwali mithai. It is first mithai recipe I perfected and has been my favorite since childhoo...

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Dahi Bhalla

Dahi bhalla is a chaat (street food) popular in Delhi with versions all over South Asia. It’s creamy and filling wi...

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Sooji Halwa

Halwa is an Indian dessert that can be made with different ingredients, such as wheat flour, almond flour, semolina f...

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Dum Aloo Biryani

Biryani is one of the most celebrated rice dishes in India. For Diwali, when the food is predominantly vegetarian, th...

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Mangalore Buns

Mangalore buns have a cult following in India, and I can see why! I am so proud that they hail from my hometown, whic...

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Vegan Halwa

This popular seasonal dessert is made with Gajar or carrots in North India in the wintertime, when red carrots are ab...

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Vegan Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is a refreshing, cooling drink served with meals in India. It’s a childhood favorite, made vegan in thi...

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Herbed Desai Vada with Cilantro Chutney

These fritters made from a batter of soaked and fermented lentils are regional to Gujarat, the western part of India ...

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Pistachio, Cardamom and Saffron Cookies

There is something decadent in the simplicity of shortbread cookies. Bursting with flavors, this easy cookie is gorge...

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Deviled Eggs

Once you know how to make deviled eggs, you will wonder why you have not been making them for every potluck and backy...

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Lemon Bundt Cake

When your cake is completely cool, whisk up a quick icing. Beat together the sour cream and softened butter until smo...

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Lamb Chops

Intimidated by lamb chops? Well, no more! This recipe is the best out there, and so simple to make. The broiler adds ...

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Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes

Take the chill off any blustery day and make something special to accompany meaty entrees. This is the best scalloped...

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Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Your Easter celebration will be so simple to orchestrate with this sweet, smoky ham recipe at your fingertips. It fee...

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Coffee Cake Recipe

Our coffee cake recipe turns coffee-o-clock into a true treat!

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Asparagus, Bacon & Shallot Tart

My tart is adapted from my mom's quiche recipe. She lives thousands of miles away from me in the U.K., so whenever I ...

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Carrot Raisin Salad

This traditional salad is one of my mother-in-law’s favorites. It’s fun to eat because of the crunchy texture, an...

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Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

This cheesy ham and potato soup is hearty, comforting and altogether delicious. Serve it with a refreshing green sala...

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Overnight Fruit Salad

I first tasted this rich, old-fashioned fruit salad at my wedding reception many years ago. The ladies who did the co...

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Carrot Layer Cake

My sister gave me this recipe for what she calls "the ultimate carrot cake," and it really lives up to the name. When...

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Traditional Hot Cross Buns

On Easter morning, our family always looked forward to a breakfast of dyed hard-boiled eggs and Mom's hot cross buns....

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Italian Brunch Torte

We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one of o...

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Easter Bunny Treats

Our whole family has fun making these bunny-riffic treats together. They are just so cute!

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Thyme & Basil Roast Pork

Dad’s favorite roast pork was rubbed with cinnamon, thyme, basil and lemon. He loved thick slices and wanted only a...

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Pea Risotto with Lemon

Lemon adds a refreshing taste to this lovely pea risotto dish that's perfect for spring.

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Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

I changed our family's traditional Easter bread by adding ricotta and a few other ingredients. The almond flavoring w...

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My family is always happy to see this fruit and veggie salad on the table. If strawberries aren’t available, substi...

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White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies

Candy making can be easy! Have kids help roll the candies in sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies. Store in an airtigh...

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Blueberry Dump Cake

If you are searching for an easy, tasty dessert, look no further. Behold the blueberry dump cake!

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Grape Salad

This grape salad has it all: juicy grapes, creamy dressing, crunchy pecans and a sweet brown sugar topping. It’s ki...

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Ham & Veggie Casserole

I’ve paired ham with broccoli and cauliflower for years. To complete this casserole dinner, I pass around some dinn...

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Easter Egg Bread

I've made this Easter treat for 20 years! Colored hard-boiled eggs baked in the dough give this sweet bread such a fe...

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Broccoli Casserole

This classic cheesy broccoli casserole recipe is a timeless family favorite. It requires only five ingredients and 15...

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Banana Bread Pudding

Warm and indulgent, this banana bread pudding makes a wonderful main dish for a weekend brunch or a family breakfast.

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Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

This is especially wonderful when locally grown asparagus is in season. It's so easy for celebrations because you can...

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Lemon Supreme Pie

A friend and I often visit a local restaurant for pie and coffee. When they stopped carrying our favorite lemon supre...

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Best Ever Crescent Rolls

My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of these homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut the doug...

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Peeps Sunflower Cake

The inspiration for this cake came from one of my favorite flowers, the sunflower. The yellow peeps make eye-catching...

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Pickled Eggs and Beets

Red beets act as a natural dye for these pickled eggs and beets. They look gorgeous on salads and make the most vibra...