Christmas Roast Goose

A Christmas goose is the epitome of a Christmas dinner and Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas roast goose is a fantastic choice! I didn’t change anything in the recipe, except for skipping step 8 (browning the skin in a frying pan, before putting the goose in the oven). The Chinese Five Spice Powder – a blend of…

Kefir Rolls

Soft, fluffy, and impossible to resist; I just had one for breakfast.

Fundraising by selling Christmas cookies.

I started Christmas baking a little early this year. The German School of Union County in New Jersey will have a Christmas Cookie Bake Sale on Sunday, November 18, at the Deutscher Club of Clark’s annual Christkindl Market. I’m contributing my homemade Zimtsterne and Vanillekipferl. All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the school.

Polish Szarlotka with Meringue

Apple cakes are among the most popular cakes in the world. Probably every country has its own version of that delicious dessert. I already published a recipe for a German apple cake (Apfelkuchen) and – just a few days ago – the recipe for a French apple tart (Tarte aux Pommes). Today I would like to…

White Bread with Oats

An incredibly soft bread with a rather mild flavor and a large portion of healthy oats.      

French Apple Tart (Tarte aux Pommes)

Few things say “autumn” more than apples. Well, maybe pumpkins—but they’re not as much fun to pick or as easy to eat. A few weeks ago we went to Grim’s Orchard and Family Farms in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.   It was wonderful to see my daughters having so much fun picking apples and walking the hills of…

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Figs and Mushrooms

Early and mid-autumn are high season for figs. I suggest you get a good handful of those aromatic fruits, a bottle of your favorite white wine and start cooking 🙂     Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin (ca. 500g / 1.1lb), cut in 4cm (1.6inch) thick medallions 5 fresh, ripe figs 113g / 4oz of mixed…

Slice and Bake Butter Cookies

These basic cookies are a perfect dessert that can be prepared ahead of time and kept on hand for surprise guests. They can be frozen, thawed and baked and still retain the delicate buttery mouthfeel.

Chilli con Carne

This great chilli recipe is one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. It’s easy to throw together using mostly storecupboard ingredients.