Pork & Lamb

Harissa Spice Mix Meatballs with Cilantro

September 16, 2013
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I often find myself looking for a new twist on an old classic. Harissa spice mix meatballs are a tasty spin on traditional meatballs with a North African spice inspiration. The flavor direction usually gets decided after going through my spice cabinet, but in this case I also wanted to use up some left over […]

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Quiche Lorraine

August 25, 2013
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Quiche Lorraine for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Oh, yes, anytime of the day is fine with me! I have been preparing this Quiche Lorraine for years even before we moved to the US. It is an all time favorite not just with my family, but also with my guests. Just ask my friend Lesley, she […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Green Peppercorn Sauce

March 14, 2012
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Pork Tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce is a very traditional German dish and one of my husband’s very favorite. Unfortunately I haven’t made it for him in forever. Somehow some recipes just get forgotten and hardly cooked anymore. Mr. Rockies was very happy when I suggested preparing it for some friends and him for dinner […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

January 27, 2012
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Shepherd’s Pie is not a German dish at all, but I remember vividly eating it for the very first time. It was on my birthday a few years ago at one of my favorite restaurants here in Boulder, Colorado, “The Kitchen“. “The Kitchen” supports my high standards on food which are locally grown, directly from […]

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"Manland" and Pasta with Chorizo, Zucchini and Tomatoes

September 17, 2011
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Let’s talk about shopping with your husband, which “shopping partner” you have and about a genius solution for non-complying shopper husbands. A famous furniture store may be able to help. So, come on, play along with me. Choose from the following three shopper types: Type 1. Loves to shops Type 2. Comes along but doesn’t […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Leek with Chorizo served on Gruyère Flatbread

March 30, 2011
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In almost every family, some nights can most definitely be crazier then others. At times, whatever is in the fridge will have to do. This is one of these hodge podge dinners that turned out a lot better than I thought. Oven roasted veggies mixed with spicy chorizo, served on top of Gruyère sprinkled flat […]

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Penne with Indian Spiced Lamb and Roasted Butternut Squash

March 12, 2011
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The phone rings at 5.30 am in the morning. When a call comes in at odd hours my first thought is always that it’s a call from a family member in Germany and something most have happened. Who else would call? Then I get worried, can’t get back to sleep and have to check the […]

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All They Want is "Schnitzel"

January 28, 2011
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Here is an example of a conversation at our house before I try to decide on what to cook for dinner. Me: Kids, any ideas what I should cook for dinner tonight? Kids: Schnitzel! Me: Oh, not again. You always give me the same answer. Kids: But Mom, you haven’t made it in soooo long. […]

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