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I’ve done a couple of Oktoberfest parties in my adult life, and been to an actual Oktoberfest in Fredericksberg, TX.  My first party was to… 3,740 more words

Feast On This

Traditional Sauerbraten with Gingersnap Gravy


Now that that has been said, we can move on to one of my favorite parts of the Oktoberfest celebrations, the food.  For those of you who think that Oktoberfest is just something that Germans do during the month of October to have an excuse to get drunk, you’re wrong…sort of.   483 more words


Kartoffel Kloesse (Potato Dumplings)

If you are making something like Sauerbraten with gingersnap gravy, it is almost mandatory to have kartoffel kloesse as one of your sides.  Kartoffel kloesse are traditional German potato dumplings that can be served savory or sweet.   318 more words


Juniper Seeds, not Juniper Berries, as Correct Usage for the Culinary Arts

Take-home message: Juniper seeds, not berries, that are used in the culinary arts. Here is an example of this common misnomer in the cooking industry: 155 more words


Hofbräuhaus am Platzl.

The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is one of the most famous places in Munich. And for once, it has very little to do with the dark history of the post-World War I years. 594 more words


Slow Cooker Sauerbraten with Ginger Snap Gravy

My parents just left after spending a month with us in Michigan. They were here to celebrate both children’s birthdays, an honor roll breakfast, a Symphony Orchestra concert, a dance rehearsal, and everyday life with my family. 305 more words


A Moment From 100 Years Ago

A smiling, white-haired gentleman greets me and I give him the name of our party. “Oh, you’re having lunch with my good friends today. Welcome.” The dining room has plenty of dark wood, lit by stained glass and low lights. 391 more words