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Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Four generations of our family celebrate Oktoberfest. We love this tart and sweet dish of red cabbage and apples, also known as rotkohl. —Diana Likes, Chandler, Arizona
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German Beer Cheese Spread

German Beer Cheese Spread

German Beer Cheese Spread

We’re of German heritage, so we love bold flavors. Cheddar and beer make a tangy dip to serve with pretzels, crackers, pumpernickel and brats. Choose a beer that you really enjoy the flavor of, as it will come through in your finished recipe. —Angela Spengler, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

When I make mashed potatoes, I always make extra so I can make these over-the-top pancakes. Fill them with sour cream, ranch dressing, melted cheese—or all three. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Four generations of our family celebrate Oktoberfest. We love this tart and sweet dish of red cabbage and apples, also known as rotkohl. —Diana Likes, Chandler, Arizona

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Sweet N Sour Meatballs

Sweet N Sour Meatballs

Sweet N Sour Meatballs

I often serve these meatballs as an appetizer at parties or over steamed rice as a main entree for dinner.

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all the luscious flavor of German chocolate cake. A friend who tried it told me he wanted it to be his birthday pie from now on.—Debbie Clay, Farmington, New Mexico

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Mary Falk's grandmother made date stollen every Christmas. Over the years, the Cambridge, Wisconsin cook replaced her grandmother's date filling with nuts. You can also top off this sweet yeast bread with either a vanilla glaze, drizzle or frosting to suit your family's taste.
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Hot Water Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper we used for packing material when we moved to our new home," recalls Nancy Heesch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Our family enjoys it so much, it has become the traditional birthday cake at our house."

Reuben Deli Sandwiches

Reuben Deli Sandwiches

Reuben Deli Sandwiches

Here's a new twist on the classic Reuben sandwich. The filling is easy to prepare and keeps well in the fridge. Add a salad and dessert, and you have a delicious brunch.

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

I am 90 years old and have been baking this cake very Christmas for 65 years! My sister-in-law gave me the recipe in 1941 and it has been in demand since. My grandchildren have never been able to figure out why it's called a potato cake since it doesn't taste like potatoes.

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut topping really dressed up a boxed gingerbread mix. When I bring it to potlucks and family get-togethers, it never lasts long! -Paula Hartlett, Mineola, New York

Special Cauliflower

Special Cauliflower

Special Cauliflower

I FOUND this recipe in a local paper and it has become my favorite topping for cauliflower. I like it because the glaze adds color and also enhances the flavor with a little zip. It works well with any entrée.

German Meatballs

German Meatballs

German Meatballs

"THIS WAS one of our favorite main dishes. Since we raised our own pork and beef, the meat we used was always freshly ground. For variety, these meatballs can be cooked with a sweet cream gravy or steamed with tomatoes—but we prefer them with homemade sauerkraut."

Crisp Caraway Twists

Crisp Caraway Twists

Crisp Caraway Twists

This appetizer is always a hit when I serve it on holidays or special occasions. The flaky cheese-filled twists (made with convenient puff pastry)bake to a crispy golden brown. When our big family gets together, I make two batches.

Stuffed Ham Rolls with Cheese Sauce

Stuffed Ham Rolls with Cheese Sauce

Stuffed Ham Rolls with Cheese Sauce

These rolls are ideal for a brunch, lunch or dinner served with fresh corn bread muffins. If you'd like, try garnishing the ham rolls with parsley, cherry tomatoes and fancy sandwich picks.—Agnes Bucko, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

It's tradition for my family to get together on Thanksgiving weekend and bake these spice-filled treats. The recipe came from my great-grandmother. —Esther Kempker, Jefferson City, Missouri

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits are guaranteed to sweeten up a meal, whether you're dining indoors or out, assures Barbara Rudolph of Sevierville, Tennessee. With only five ingredients, you can whip them up in no time!
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