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When I make mashed potatoes, I always cook extra so I can prepare these over-the-top potato pancakes. Fill them with sour cream, ranch dressing, melted cheese—or all three. —Jane Whittaker, Pensacola, Florida
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Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher torte is a classic Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares give you an easy way out that still features the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, IL

German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

This little spice cookie tastes very European and is similar to Pfeffernüsse or “peppernut.” We make ours with cozy spices, anise flavoring, almonds and candied citron. —Carole Mueller, Florissant, Missouri

Sloppy Ottos

Sloppy Ottos

Sloppy Ottos

My version of sloppy joes comes from an old family recipe. Make these sandwiches even more German by stacking everything on a pretzel bun. —Jason Koren, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

This luscious cake is really versatile for all-year fun. I've changed the design on top to a heart for Valentine's, a pumpkin for autumn and a tree for Christmas. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma

Pork Cabbage Sandwiches

Pork Cabbage Sandwiches

Pork Cabbage Sandwiches

Several years ago my mom and I took a light cooking course at a local technical college. We both loved this recipe from the class and still make it often today. –Lisa Gross of Janesville, Wisconsin
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Breadstick Braids

Breadstick Braids

Breadstick Braids

These tender, flavorful bread sticks are not only pretty; they taste every bit like they were made from scratch. It’s a very nice use of a frozen dough product and of course, very convenient.

Reuben Bread Loaf

Reuben Bread Loaf

Reuben Bread Loaf

I love serving this special bread loaf because it has the taste of a Reuben!—Armetta Keeney, Carlisle, Iowa

Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen

Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen

Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen

This was one of my Grandma Schwartz's recipes. Grandpa Schwartz was a German butcher and this was one of his (and our) favorite meals. It's an extra-special beef entree when served with mashed potatoes made with butter and sour cream.—Lynda Sharai, Summer Lake, Oregon

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

When the family's coming or we're expecting guests for dinner, I often serve this flavorful grilled pork roast—and it's always a winner! Chopped apple and sweet honey complement the rosemary and garlic. —Christine Wilson Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Cheddar Tomato Dumplings

Cheddar Tomato Dumplings

Cheddar Tomato Dumplings

"Simmered in tomato sauce, these fluffy dumplings with cheddar cheese in the dough make a satisfying side dish as well as a delicious, economical main dish," suggests Marie Hattrup of Sparks, Nevada

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

This elegant bar cookie is loaded with wonderful flavors and very easy to assemble. A nice extra touch is to sprinkle the bars with confectioner’s sugar. —Marilyn Swisher, Berrien Ctr, Michigan

Linzertorte

Linzertorte

Linzertorte

My Austrian grandmother made this nutty jam-filled dessert only at Christmastime. So did my mother, and now I'm proud to carry on the tasty tradition. It's a great way to end a holiday meal.



Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

"This meal-n-one dish is a different way to use pierogies," says Greta Igl of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Even kids are likely to go for this microwave-quick and cheesy vegetable side dish! Margaret Wilson - Hemet, California

Warm Dressing for Spinach

Warm Dressing for Spinach

Warm Dressing for Spinach

This tangy-sweet dressing is perfect for large gatherings. Keep it warm in a crockpot or slow-cooker. I like serving it over dandelion or spinach salad, and I also like it mixed in with mashed potatoes. Just a little gives a lot of flavor. —Victoria Hahn Northampton, Pennsylvania

Sauerkraut Salad

Sauerkraut Salad

Sauerkraut Salad

I got this tangy recipe from my sister-in-law in Michigan. It always gets raves at potlucks. It's easy to prepare and can be made a day or two before the get-together.
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