Nikolaus - Santa Claus Who is Nikolaus and why he brings treats? - One of the things I clearly remember as a child was the Christmas time in Germany. I can still remember as if it were yesterday the excitement we had when Nikolaus rolled around. We would get out the biggest boots we owned and proceeded to polish them. These boots never got a shine like this Read more...
Leavenworth German Town Travel the US & Experience German Culture - Because many German families immigrated to the United States, there are still several cities across the country that reflect the influence of Germany, their home country. These are areas where there were a substantial number of German settlers/immigrants. Although there are other smaller cities and many other towns with German-style buildings, the following eight cities Read more...
apfelkuchle - apples in beer-batter Apple in Beer-Batter – Apfelküchle mit Vanillesoße - This weekend we grabbed an older German cookbook that I had been given by my Grandmother and picked something fun to make. We decided on “Apfelküchle mit Vanillesoße” which means small apple cake with vanilla sauce. It’s pretty much a slice of apple in beer-batter deep fried and drowned in vanilla sauce. It is really Read more...
christmas market german Top Ten German Christmas Markets in the US - Christmas shopping in the United States can be a very stressful task to undertake, riddled with exceptional sales, midnight specials, and early-bird special sales where hundreds of people wait in lines at all hours of the night and day to be admitted to specific stores.  Then the stampede commences. This kind of behavior is pretty Read more...
German TV in the US German TV, Streaming, Roku, shows on Hulu & Netflix - What is available and where to watch German TV in the USA? One of the things that always seems to be a bit difficult is how to watch German TV in the US. It should be much easier to find German TV, movies, and shows. If you are lucky your cable or satellite provider offers Read more...
German Bread Results The Results are in! Is this a way to get German Bread fresh to your home? - For those that read the article on how to get German Bread if you don’t have a German Grocery Store near you, here is the follow-up. We received the package of the German bread and to our surprise, it does not come frozen in some sort of container with dry ice. It does require for you to freeze the bread Read more...
German Breads No German Grocery Store near you? Still, want German Bread? - I have been contacted by many people telling me they don’t have a German grocery store anywhere close to where they live and they wished there was an alternative. Well, there is but it is a bit more expensive since you have to add in shipping and handling for the German bread. You may be Read more...
German Bread German Bread – Lucky Find. Not where you expect! - If you have been living in the United States for a while you have surely come to miss some of the many small things we take for granted in Germany. The lack of German bread is one of the things you quickly will learn to miss. If you are lucky to find a German store anywhere close to Read more...
Oilfield Services West Texas West Texas Permian Basin and the Impact on Local Communities - Since many communities across Texas are influenced heavily by German immigrants, we thought it would be interesting to see what the impact of the new boom has on West Texas. The oil boom in the Permian Basin is setting record-breaking production of oil and gas. It is putting money in the pockets of many West Texas Read more...
german effieciency German Efficiency - That is me LOL. I do that to all tubes. My toothpaste is always rolled up to press the last bit out. Wouldn’t necessarily call it German efficiency but in general as not being wasteful.