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Two “Oma” Recipes, by Mike Stirm II

Two things I love in this world are my Oma and her cooking.  Recently, I spent some with Anna Stirm learning how she makes two of her famous dishes. 

red, red paprika by Michael N. Fricker

An ‘Ode’ to Paprika, by Michael Fricker

You might just say we can't get enough of the stuff. I used to say, “Paprika makes everything better.” It was mostly tongue in cheek but when I really contemplate the idea there isn’t much, I can think of that it would not improve.

Hamburger Helper the German Way – in the Kitchen with Jenn

Janet Malofiy’s stuffed peppers is a dish I make often. I recently picked up the ingredients and planned on making it as a weeknight dinner. Those plans went out the window pretty quickly when I thought about the pot I would need to make the peppers, the other pot I would need to cook the … Continue reading Hamburger Helper the German Way – in the Kitchen with Jenn

Beer Time with Bob: Brunonia Lager

I picked this beer,  Brunonia Lager, because I  drink this at home.  It's a nice pilsner brewed by Wolters which is a major regional brewery in Braunschweig,  and the largest brewery in Lower Saxony.  The Hofbrauhaus Wolters has a long tradition that goes back to the founding year 1627. It tastes great and it's a … Continue reading Beer Time with Bob: Brunonia Lager