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Buttery Soft Pretzels
Buttery Soft Pretzels

Buttery Soft Pretzels

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These warm and buttery, homemade soft pretzels can be topped with sea salt for a savory snack or cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat.
Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches
Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

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Mini rolls stuffed with deli ham and melted Swiss cheese are baked with a savory poppyseed-mustard sauce for an easy, tasty little bite or appetizer.
Pizza Dough Pretzels
Pizza Dough Pretzels

Pizza Dough Pretzels

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When you suddenly get a craving for homemade soft pretzels and you're not at the mall, you won't need to wait for dough to rise if you use store-bought pizza dough! Serve, of course, with mustard.
Authentic German Potato Salad
Authentic German Potato Salad

Authentic German Potato Salad

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Bacon gives this warm German potato salad recipe a boost of flavor. The vinegar and sugar dressing on this salad has the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew)
Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew)

Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew)

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Rabbit is braised in a red wine gravy flavored with bacon, shallots, currant jelly, and herbs in this German stew.
Pam's Bierocks
Pam's Bierocks

Pam's Bierocks

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A German dish, these are sweet dinner rolls stuffed with ground beef, onion, and cabbage. A great alternative to the Finnish pasty!
Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels
Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

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Fun to make, traditional pretzels are great with a nice mug of beer!
Jagerschnitzel
Jagerschnitzel

Jagerschnitzel

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Pork cutlets are pounded thin, breaded, and fried, then topped with a sour cream-mushroom gravy.
French Fried Potatoes
French Fried Potatoes

French Fried Potatoes

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These are the best French Fries - the sugar solution has something to do with the carbohydrates, but by doing it they don't soak up so much grease, so they get crunchy.
Wisconsin Bratwurst
Wisconsin Bratwurst

Wisconsin Bratwurst

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In this simple and delicious recipe, fresh brats are cooked in a large pot with beer, butter, and sliced onions, then grilled until brown and irresistible. Serve with brown mustard and hoagie rolls.
German Spaetzle Dumplings
German Spaetzle Dumplings

German Spaetzle Dumplings

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A traditional German dumpling or noodle, spaetzle is boiled in water or broth then pan fried in butter and served as a side dish.
Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)
Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)

Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)

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This authentic German dessert uses a yeasted dough, rather than a batter, but only needs about 30 minutes to rise. It's less sweet than other cakes, making it perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat, too.
Pumpernickel Rye Bread
Pumpernickel Rye Bread

Pumpernickel Rye Bread

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This whole wheat and rye bread gains a softer texture with high-gluten flour. Both coffee and cocoa deepen the flavor as well as the color. Caraway seeds add a subtle crunch.
Authentic German Bread (Bauernbrot)
Authentic German Bread (Bauernbrot)

Authentic German Bread (Bauernbrot)

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Here is a great recipe for authentic German Sourdough Bread. This bread tastes almost exactly like the bread we buy back home in Bavaria, Germany. There, to this day, they bake their bread in a very old stone oven in the middle of a small village, once every 2 weeks. They bake a whole bunch at once, and then you can buy it and freeze extras until the next baking day. It's the best German bread I know!
Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin
Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

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Slightly sweet golden squash is topped with a savory herbed cheese-breadcrumb topping. It's been my signature dish every Thanksgiving for the last 12 years. It takes a bit of work, but it is so, so worth it. Your guests will ask you for the recipe, so be prepared.
Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)
Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)

Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)

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Pastry baked with a savory beef, onion, and cabbage filling. This is a recipe from my friend's aunt. She served it during Oktoberfest.
Kaes-Spaetzle
Kaes-Spaetzle

Kaes-Spaetzle

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A traditional recipe from Bavaria and Baden-Wurtemberg, totally vegetarian, do always serve together with a salad in a sour dressing e.g. simple oil & vinegar-dressing!
German Twists
German Twists

German Twists

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A rich and tender sour cream cookie, raised with yeast, reveals delicate sugary layers as it bakes. The dough can be baked after 2 hours of chilling, but it's better if chilled overnight.
German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

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Zwiebelkuchen is an onion pie from Swabia, in south-central Germany. It is a special time of year, in the fall, when the mom & pop winemakers will open a BasinWirtschaft in their barn or garage. They serve the new wine, fresh zwiebelkuchen, and perhaps some wurst, for a minimal fee. A few tables are set up, and they are open when they have time to serve. To indicate they are serving, they will hang a straw broom over the doorway. The combination of the onions and the 'green ' wine can have explosive consequences later on!
Chef John's Kummelweck Rolls
Chef John's Kummelweck Rolls

Chef John's Kummelweck Rolls

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Kummelweck rolls are fragrant caraway buns used to make Beef on Weck sandwiches, which are a regional specialty in Western New York.
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