Plum Torte with Peeled Italian Plums

19 June 2020

This recipe yields either 1 sheet cake or two 10-inch cakes. I always bake 2 and freeze one, but you can also just halve the ingredients if you only want one. If you peel Italian plums, they taste even better. If your plums are very ripe, the skins come off easily.

Quince-Apple Sauce

19 June 2020

Quinces turn wonderfully sweet when cooked and are a great addition to applesauce. I serve it as a side to pork roast or duck.

Roasted Squash and Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese

19 June 2020

This is one of my favorite recipes for roasted vegetables – sweet potatoes and butternut squash taste great together. Use about the same amount for each. You will see, adding the goat cheese and the honey turns this simple dish into a gourmet experience.

Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote

19 June 2020

Rhubarb and strawberries are a classic combination. Only the rhubarb is cooked, the strawberries are mixed in raw. I like to serve this compote with chocolate ice cream or over waffles.

Traditional German Warm Potato Salad

19 June 2020

Is there anything better than freshly made potato salad? With sausages or pork, it’s a dream! This recipe is from Bavaria, Germany, and my family makes this potato salad every year for Christmas eve.

Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

10 March 2020

A girlfriend of mine gave me this recipe and was raving about it. After I tried it out I wholeheartedly agree – this is my new favorite pumpkin soup. It’s made with coconut milk which gives it a delicious subtle flavor and it’s vegan to boot!

German Walnut Shortbread Cookies

28 November 2019

These German Christmas cookies are similar to shortbread and we bake them every year in December. The recipe makes a pretty large amount and they are pretty quick to make, since you only have to cut the dough, so perfect for last minute baking.

Provencal Chicken Casserole

10 July 2019

This delicious chicken casserole is from the French area of Provence and features chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, scallions, and lots of cheese.