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Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays - all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it's a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Sep 212014

Making strudel dough is labor intensive and tricky. Use phyllo dough found in the frozen food section of the supermarket for a much easier but just as tasty version. Puff pastry may also be used. 1 cup sour cream 3 cups tart apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 1/4 cup raisins 1 tablespoon lemon zest […]

 September 21, 2014  Posted by at 11:20 am Desserts Comments Off on Apfelstrudel
Sep 202014

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon caraway seeds pinch of sugar 2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed and drained 1 cup or so of chicken broth Preheat the oven to 375F. Heat oil in a large heavy ovenproof pot or Dutch oven. Add the onion and saut for […]

 September 20, 2014  Posted by at 11:19 am Side Dishes Comments Off on Baked Sauerkraut
Sep 192014

Breaded Veal Cutlets – To make Holsteiner Schnitzel top each cutlet with a fried egg. 2 pounds veal steak, sliced 1/4″ thick 1 cup or so of lemon juice 2 eggs 2 tablespoons water salt and pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup fine breadcrumbs 1-1/2 cup vegetable shortening Marinade the cutlets in lemon juice […]

 September 19, 2014  Posted by at 11:19 am Entrees Comments Off on Weiner Schnitzel
Sep 272012

Use German brie or camembert in this recipe. 6 slices German rye bread or sunflower seed bread 2 large garlic cloves halved 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 1/2 ounces soft German cheese 2 tomatoes diced 3 basil leaves sliced thinly salt and pepper Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut bread slices in half. Rub one side […]

 September 27, 2012  Posted by at 12:31 pm Side Dishes Comments Off on Rye Bread Crostini
Sep 182012
Oktoberfest Party for Non-Drinkers

Enjoy Oktoberfest without Beer! “What?” you say. “Yes!” I say. “Why?” you say. “Why not,” I say. Okay, I’ll admit it. I don’t like beer. I have had a few ales that are okay but, in general, I just don’t care for beer. But that’s not going to stop me from celebrating and it shouldn’t […]

 September 18, 2012  Posted by at 11:50 am Articles Comments Off on Oktoberfest Party for Non-Drinkers
Sep 102012
Stein-vase Centerpiece

skill level: easy cost: under $5 craft time: 15 minutes floral foam a beef stein flowers – real or fake Cut foam to fit into the stein, and then place it inside the stein. Add and arrange flowers sticking the ends into the foam.

 September 10, 2012  Posted by at 12:04 pm Crafts Comments Off on Stein-vase Centerpiece
Sep 052012

Bite-sized anything is always fun. These give you the great taste of a black forest cake but in an easier to make and serve style. This is reprinted with permission from http://www.thecookietin.com/ 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 eggs well beaten […]

 September 5, 2012  Posted by at 12:32 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on Black Forest Brownies
Jul 272012

Festive non-alcoholic beverage for Oktoberfest. Serves: 30 1/2 gallon orange sherbet 6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate 2 liter bottle ginger ale Place sherbet and frozen orange juice concentrate in a punch bowl. Allow to thaw for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in ginger ale.

 July 27, 2012  Posted by at 12:34 pm Beverages Comments Off on Orange Dream Punch
Jul 272012
Edelweiss Hat

If you attend an Oktoberfest celebration you will see these hats everywhere. These traditional hats still worn in Bavaria. They are adorned with flowers, feathers and emblems. These a easy paper hats, often made from newspaper. Make this one from colored construction paper and decorate. skill level: easy cost: under $5 craft time: 15 minutes […]

 July 27, 2012  Posted by at 11:21 am Crafts Comments Off on Edelweiss Hat
Jul 272012
Beer Candles

Make these realistic-looking beer candles with foam too. skill level: medium* cost: $5-$20 craft time: 60-90 minutes this includes drying time This makes a wonder and unusual party favor, centerpiece or buffet decoration. *This is really easy but since melting wax and whisking melted wax is involved we have classified is as medium. for each […]

 July 27, 2012  Posted by at 11:19 am Crafts Comments Off on Beer Candles