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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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Open-Faced Bratwurst Sandwiches with Beer Gravy

1 review

A nod to both my German heritage and classic diner fare, this bratwurst sandwich recipe comes together in a snap and can be made all in one skillet! I serve it with a green vegetable and french fries or mashed potatoes on the side. Cook sausages in lager or stout beer for a deeper flavor profile. —Allison Ochoa, Hays, Kansas

German Vegetable Soup

35 reviews

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe—it's a nice thick soup. It does call for quite a few ingredients, but the...


Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

4 reviews

Growing up in a German community, I ate this salad often. It's an old traditional dish—I recall my grandmother talking...


Slow-Cooked Sauerkraut Soup

21 reviews

We live in Lancaster County, which has a rich heritage of German culture. Our dishes often include sauerkraut, potatoes and...


Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst

5 reviews

Whether you're hosting a picnic at home or at a park, cook these bratwurst on the stovetop first. Then you...

Reuben Soup

13 reviews

When we're lucky (or have been good—I'm not certain which), this soup is served in the staff cafeteria at my...


Cheesy Turkey Burgers

1 review

If you're tired of traditional hamburgers, give these tasty turkey burgers a try!—Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona

Beef Stroganoff Melt

7 reviews

Piled with ground beef, mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes, this open-faced sandwich can feed a crowd.—Jerraine Barlow, Colorado City, Arizona


Corned Beef Sandwiches

3 reviews

My daughter shared this recipe with me. It's become a favorite of our entire family.


Daylily Salad

Daylily buds add color to this creative salad. The flavor is a cross between lettuce and cabbage.


Ruby Slaw

1 review

Red cabbage is one of the crops grown here on Long Island, and this recipe is one of the ways...

Brats in Beer

6 reviews

This marinated bratwurst recipe comes from Jill Hazelton of Hamlet, Indiana. The flavor of the marinade really comes through in...


Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

This nutritious soup never gets boring, because the vegetables can vary depending on what's in season or on hand. In...


Turkey Brats with Slaw

1 review

The cooked slaw-and-cranberry topping on these beer-boiled brats can be served either warm or cold. It makes a tasty and...


Special Potato Salad

1 review

Vinegar and yogurt give this salad a refreshing tang that's unlike typical potato salads with heavy creamy dressings. My family...


Colorful Coleslaw

We enjoy the interesting blend of flavors and textures in this crisp cabbage slaw. It adds nice color and refreshing...

Ground Pork Reuben Burgers

Put a new spin on a classic with this recipe from Jeanne Fenstermaker of Kendallville, Indiana. Jeanne uses ground pork...


German Potato Salad with Eggs

4 reviews

This recipe has been in my family for over 100 years! At family get-togethers, it never fails to please.


Tangy Potato Salad

This recipe came from Germany, where it was passed down through our family. My grandmother made it for me when...


Springtime Spinach Salad

This crisp classic from Kathryn Anderson of Casper, Wyoming is sure to be a favorite at your next affair. And...


Zesty Slaw

Zesty Slaw will be the hit of the salad table at any gathering, assures Ramona Hook Wysong of Paducah, Kentucky....


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...


Reuben Burgers

A REUBEN sandwich was always my first choice when eating out - until I found this recipe in a local...


Reuben Loaf

1 review

When I make this bread, I almost always have to bake two loaves so that everyone gets a taste!
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Reuben Deli Sandwiches

2 reviews

Here's a new twist on the classic Reuben sandwich. The filling is easy to prepare and keeps well in the...


Knoephla Soup

15 reviews

While I was growing up, my mom would make this traditional German soup. It tasted so good on chilly fall...


Grilled Seasoned Beer Bratwurst

6 reviews

For a savory take on a summer classic, our Test Kitchen came up with a brat that’s sure to please....


Corn Chowder with Dumplings

5 reviews

This is a spiced-up version of my favorite corn chowder. The first time I added dumplings, my husband declared them...


Toasted Reubens

21 reviews

New Yorkers say my Reubens taste like those served in the famous delis there. For a little less kick, you...


Hearty Ham Borscht

I like to keep a big pot of this borscht simmering on the stove during busy times on the farm....