Refreshing Fruit Salad for Dessert

My mom’s fruit salad that rounded out my parents’ backyard picnics during the hot days of summer has got to be one of my fondest memories from my youth.  I remember that my mom got the initial recipe from a pack of recipe cards that were sent to her as a preview for a subscription […]

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German Plum Cake (Pflaumenkuchen)

It was a week after I baked my Polish Plum Cake, and the kids started asking for more.  I only had a handful of large plums remaining from our Costco stockpile–didn’t seem to be enough to bake another cake.  I was curious to see whether there is a German equivalent, given that Poland and Germany are […]

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German Potato Salad

Growing up, I had potatoes in some form or another about 4 to 5 times a week with dinner.  Dinner without potatoes wasn’t a real dinner.  As a kid, I actually wasn’t too fond of this starchy root vegetable.  If it weren’t mixed with something else, I had a hard time eating it.  In the […]

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