Viennese Hot Christmas Punch – with Video

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Christmas Punch Vienna Recipe

Recipe for a delicious hot punch just like the ones served at Austrian punch stalls in winter. This fruity punch is called ‘Orangenpunsch’ in German, which translates to ‘orange punch’. It celebrates the season with a blend of tea, orange juice, spices, a bit of sugar, and rum if you are up for it.

 

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Quick Stovetop Mac and Cheese (15 minutes)

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Stovetop mac and cheese recipe

This skinny yet creamy and cheesy stovetop mac and cheese is my go-to version. The cheese sauce only requires a few ingredients and, with only a heaped cup of cheese, you’ll get a thick and velvety sauce with all the cheese flavor. Compared to regular mac and cheese recipes, this is a quarter of the cheese usually needed!

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Quick Creamy Tomato Soup

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Quick easy tomato soup recipe

It only takes 4 main ingredients and 15 minutes to make this quick and creamy tomato soup recipe. This is one of my favorite weeknight meals year-round! Made from pantry staples, this tomato soup is perfect for cold days during fall and winter or any time for a cozy evening. It’s even more perfect if served with a grilled cheese sandwich.

 

 

 

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Thick and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

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Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

This has been my go-to pancake recipe for years. Thick and fluffy pancakes with bursting blueberry pockets. Who wouldn’t love that?

 

The recipe is simple, fuss-free, and only needs one bowl and a few ingredients. I love to add the blueberries directly to the pancake batter but if you don’t have blueberries on hand, or if they are not in season, simply use frozen berries or omit them. The pancakes will taste great anyways.

 

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Plum Dumplings – Step by Step

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Delicious plum dumplings reicpe

Traditional Austrian plum dumplings, known as Zwetschkenknödel, are great as a dessert, or a sweet and meatless main course. I love to eat them for lunch!

Plum dumplings are common throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Being Austrian, I grew up eating plum dumplings every late summer and fall.


These dumplings are made by stuffing damsons or small plums into a potato-based dough. Then they are simmered in water and covered in sweet, buttery, and nutty breadcrumbs. Cutting the dumplings open and making the plum burst open will give you a weird satisfaction :-)

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Homemade Amaretto Liqueur from Apricot Pits

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Homemade Italian amaretto recipe with apricot pits

Homemade amaretto liqueur made with only 3 ingredients: apricot pits, vodka, and sugar. It’s a quick and fuss-free recipe for amaretto: Let the pits steep in vodka, add sugar and that’s it.

The addictive marzipan-almond flavored liqueur is perfect to drizzle over ice cream, to add to desserts, cakes, cookies, and pancakes, or to drink as a digestif – I’m sure you’ll love it. This DIY amaretto makes a great gift too.

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