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Traditional German recipes and my own creations for the sweet tooth

Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffins ~~~ Recipe 

Are there any other anti-pumpkin spice people out there? I can’t be the only one! Yes, I don’t like pumpkin spice. And I don’t like it that e-ve-ry-thing pumpkin related has to taste like pumpkin spice. But what I do … Continue reading

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Pie “Birne Helene” – pear and chocolate cream pie recipe 

One of my favorite desserts is a simple “Birne Helene”, sautéed pear with chocolate sauce, often accompanied with vanilla ice cream. When I found beautiful Bartlett pears on sale I planned on making this dessert, but then thought- why not … Continue reading

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Breakfast cake recipe – fall inspired delicious and moist treat!

Cake for breakfast, cake for breakfast! Who doesn’t want that? Well, I know I definitely  DO!  But, I don’t like it too sweet, too “flavored” or too boring – and that’s where the problems begin. Banana bread- no thanks, I … Continue reading

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Mini Caramel Apple Pie – perfect fall recipe for those “snuggle up on the couch” days

I read cookbooks like other people read novels: from start to finish and with endless excitement. But I rarely cook with a recipe. I get some inspiration, and then do whatever my brain comes up with – and that’s more … Continue reading

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Marble Cake – Authentic German recipe

As I mentioned before, I am a cake girl. And to me, the quintessence of the perfect cake isn’t a fancy sponge cake with buttercream, or the American all time favorite Red Velvet cake, it is the humble marble cake. … Continue reading

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Recipe ~ German Apple Cake

Please don’t chase me with pitchforks and torches but… I’m not a big fan of pies. Too much fruit, too little dough, and the dough you get is so dry! I’m a cake girl. Or better: a Kuchen girl! Kuchen … Continue reading

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