Recipes from Germany

German Potato Salad ~ Kartoffelsalat

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:44
German Potato Salad

I will never forget the first time I tasted German Potato Salad…we were at a house warming party and there was a lot of German food, of course and being new to the country, I was excited to try out new things.  I didn’t however, expect their potato salad to be VERY different from what I was used to.  It had a sweet and sour taste to it, so when I took my first bite – well, I dread to think what my face looked like...

Black Forest Gâteau

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:29
Black Forest Gâteau
Black Forest Gâteau
Black Forest Gâteau

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

Considering we lived just on the edge of the Black Forest for six years, a day out to this beautiful part of Germany happened quite often for our family.  One time we went on my birthday and so after eating lunch at our favorite restaurant in Triberg, we ordered Black Forest Gâteau – my birthday cake for that day.  One cannot go to the Black Forest without eating this delicious cake!

Kartoffel Klöße or Knödel

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:02
German Potato Dumplings

Potato Dumplings have been a very popular dish throughout Europe since the turn of the 20th century and come in many different forms. In fact, it was commonly said that a Czech girl is not prepared to marry until she can cook this dish.

Simple Apple Crisp

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:57

I had the sweetest German friend when we lived in Germany, she used to take me to all the German shops and restaurants - I felt like I had my own personal tour guide.  When we moved to America her family moved a year later to the same town. I was so excited to have her close friendship again and we connected immediately because we were two Europeans far away from home and family.

Peach Cobbler

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:28
Peach Cobbler

My husband loves his fruit trees that he planted and today he brought in a big bag full of peaches and I know what that means!  His favorite dessert is peach cobbler, but with all the peaches coming off those trees I end up making not only peach cobbler, but crumble, crisp and canning some.  


German Sauerbraten

Suzy Rhodes Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:23

The German ‘sweet yet sour’ pot roast is a very popular dish all over Germany but each region has its own variation. This recipe is more of a Rheinischer style making it fruity too with the raisins, and from what I gather (after I made this) apples slices are added too.  Marinating the meat for several days will result in a very tender roast but it’s so worth it. Sauerbraten needs a lot of time and love, so don’t make it at last minute, enjoy the process and you’ll find you have an utterly delicious Sunday German roast.

Mini German Apple Pancakes

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 05/28/2014 - 08:34
German Apple Pancake

We love eating German pancakes and love the variations that can go along with it. For instance making them in muffin pans and adding apples is a delicious way to feed a hungry horde of children. You can also add blueberry or raspberry sauce to these for that special occasion…so yummy and delicious!

German Orange Drop Cookies

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:32
German Orange Drop Cookies

When we moved to Alaska, I met this lady who was the most amazing cook. Whenever they invited us over for dinner I was excited to see what dish she had created. She certainly belonged in Alaska, as her husband, who was an outdoors-man would bring back bear meat, caribou, fish, etc., and Erika knew just what to do with it!


Suzy Rhodes Sat, 02/22/2014 - 19:19
German Spaetzle

Spaetzle (pronounced SHPAYT-zler) is a famous dish in Southern Germany and has been around for hundreds of years. The first known recipe was written in 1725 but in Europe noodles and pasta have been around for over 2,000 years. Historically, German spaetzle has been known to be used during a fast and was considered to be a healthy food for those who did not own farms.

German Apple Cake

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 09/02/2013 - 17:37
German Apple Cake

This Apple Cake is a big hit with my family, they love it every time I make it and the best thing is it's the easiest dessert to make.