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How to make Spaetzle

I remember the first time I saw my mom make spaetzle ... I wasn't quite a teenager ... and I wondered what I had done to deserve such punishment! Spaetzle wasn't something I was overly fond of as a kid, I much preferred spaghetti and meatballs as my pasta of choice. I wasn't old enough to appreciate the German squiggly pasta or the tradition it represented in my family. Both of my parents have strong German roots ... ancestors from both sides came to the USA by way of the southwestern part ...

Whiskey Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

About three weeks ago, my mom left a very large box of sweet potatoes on my front porch.  It was definitely a surprise and treat! I love these red-orange beauties ... any way I can get them.  I wasn't sure, however, how I was going to fix them all and not have Noodle and MPG get tired of them.  No problem there ... Noodle won't even touch them! I don't get it. Maybe it's an acquired taste. I've roasted them, made soup out of them, made them savory and sweet and she still won't ...

Applewurst and Kraut – an easy weeknight meal

German wurst (or wurste) canbe loosely translated as sausage ... and sometimes cold cuts.  There are many different varieties of wursts, but only a few are readily available to us in the US.  That's too bad, because they're all pretty amazing. My grandpa used to eat blood sausage (blutwurst), and there was pretty much every kind of sausage in his refrigerator known to man.  My dad was addicted, too, so I was always around it which resulted in my own slight addiction. The funny ...