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It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Slow-Cooker Oxtail Soup

    This wonderfully rich slow-cooker oxtail soup will warm your soul and your taste buds. Oxtail stew is a favorite family heirloom recipe. Don’t let the name of this dish turn you off. Oxtail describes the meaty part of the tail of an ox (now commonly cow). The portion is delicious but requires long and slow cooking. —Bobbie Keefer, Byers, Colorado

    Air-Fryer Brats with Beer Gravy

    These air-fryer brats are a nod to my German heritage. I serve them with a green vegetable and some french...

    Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

    1 review

    This slow-cooker sauerkraut recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut...

    Beer and Smoked Sausage Stew

    Cold weather means it's time for hearty, comforting meals. This slow-cooker stew is perfect for keeping warm on even the...

    12 German Drinks (Besides Beer) Worthy of a Prost

    Think Oktoberfest is just about beer? No way! There are plenty of other delicious German drinks you can enjoy during...


    Blaukraut is an authentic German dish and it's super simple to make. My mother used to make this blaukraut recipe...

    Oktoberfest Casserole

    4 reviews

    In northeastern Ohio, we love German flavors. This delicious casserole is a trifecta mashup of my favorite dishes. It combines...

    What Is Kugel? Meet the Jewish Casserole Everyone Needs to Know

    A traditional Jewish recipe, kugel is an ultra popular dish. But what is kugel—and what makes this dish so special?

    Slow-Cooker German Bratwurst

    2 reviews

    I created this old-world favorite based on a dish I had during my travels. The flavorful entree is perfect for...

    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...

    Bavarian Apple-Sausage Hash

    9 reviews

    This awesome recipe reflects my German roots. In the cooler months, nothing is as comforting as a hearty hash. Serve...

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    Pressure-Cooker Sauerbraten

    8 reviews

    One of my all-time favorite German dishes is sauerbraten, but I don't love that it normally takes five to 10...

    Stollen Butter Rolls

    5 reviews

    My family members enjoy my stollen so much and say it’s just too good to be served only on holidays....

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    Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets

    6 reviews

    What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them...

    Savory Pork Turnovers

    2 reviews

    Apples, potatoes, ground pork and seasonings tucked inside flaky golden pastry never fail to win praise from my family at...

    Dipped Gingersnaps

    51 reviews

    I get tremendous satisfaction making and giving time-tested yuletide treats like these soft, chewy cookies. Dipping them in white chocolate...

    Bavarian Pot Roast

    53 reviews

    Since all my grandparents were German, it's no wonder that so many Bavarian recipes have been handed down to me....

    Sunday Pot Roast

    35 reviews

    With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just...

    Mom’s Old-Fashioned Cutouts

    4 reviews

    Old family memories rush in as soon as I make these traditional cutout cookies. — Lois Smit, Monee, Illinois

    Radish Dip

    Relish radishes? Then you'll like Eileen Frederickson's dip—it gets its zesty taste right form that root crop. To really show...

    Gingerbread House Cookies

    1 review

    This is my favorite molasses cookie. I use the recipe not only to create little houses for Christmas but also...

    Surprise Sausage Bundles

    7 reviews

    Kielbasa and sauerkraut star in a tasty filling for these scrumptious stuffed rolls, which make a great dinner with soup...

    Cranberry-Apple Red Cabbage

    When I was looking for something new, I started playing with flavors and came up with this very tasty dish....

    Meatballs Sausage Dinner

    8 reviews

    One day I was having trouble deciding what to make for dinner, so I combined whatever was in the refrigerator...

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    Brussels Sprouts Salad

    My husband and I like Brussels sprouts, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. I most often...

    Kielbasa and Kidney Beans

    17 reviews

    "This hearty meal-in-one is one of my family's favorites," notes Doreen Kelly of Roslyn, Pennsylvania. "It keeps well in a...

    Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

    6 reviews

    This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

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    Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage

    21 reviews

    Preparing stuffed cabbage rolls can be time-consuming, but this version with butternut squash has the classic flavors —and it’s table...

    Plum Streusel Kuchen

    4 reviews

    This recipe is actually called "platz" in German (meaning "flat") and has been in my family since before I was...

    Apple Bavarian Torte

    6 reviews

    A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed...