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Thick and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

September 25, 2020

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… continue reading »

Plum Dumplings – Step by Step

September 14, 2020

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… continue reading »

Homemade Amaretto Liqueur from Apricot Pits

September 2, 2020

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… continue reading »

Fermented Tomato Peach Salsa (beginner-friendly)

July 26, 2020

My favorite homemade fermented salsa – ready in 2 days. For this salsa, you don’t need any fermentation skills, nor special equipment or any starter culture. Just veggies and salt, that’s it. It is super easy to make! This fruity salsa with tomatoes pairs well with just about anything – think cheese boards, tortilla chips or for BBQ. Fermented Tomato Peach Salsa (beginner-friendly) was last modified: September 2nd, 2020 by… continue reading »

The easiest Strawberry Shortcake

June 30, 2020

This strawberry shortcake is one of the easiest homemade desserts to prepare. Ever. Juicy, fresh strawberries macerated in sugar, spooned over soft whipped cream, set on a flaky and tender biscuit. The shortcake is super simple to prepare – the dough comes together in minutes! Plus, it is perfect for any occasion – think potlucks, birthdays, large gatherings with family or friends. The easiest Strawberry Shortcake was last modified: July… continue reading »

Spiced Walnut Liqueur from Austria

June 16, 2020

This walnut liqueur is made with green, unripe walnuts that are still soft in their green husks. The liqueur is aromatic, nutty, sweet, slightly bitter, and dark brown in color. It is probably Austria’s most beloved and famous liqueur. Spiced Walnut Liqueur from Austria was last modified: June 30th, 2020 by Ursula

Flaky Savory Crackers with Fresh Herbs

May 22, 2020

These delicious crackers with fresh herbs are flaky, crispy, puffy and light. They are my favorite snack to serve along with a glass of wine or a cocktail. They also make a perfect appetizer or a quick snack that everyone will love. Flaky Savory Crackers with Fresh Herbs was last modified: June 12th, 2020 by Ursula

Puffy Savory Dutch Baby with Cheese

May 1, 2020

This super-puffy savory Dutch Baby with cheese and fresh herbs is a true game changer. The batter puffs up incredibly, it is airy and crisp. The fresh herbs and cheese on top make it a perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Puffy Savory Dutch Baby with Cheese was last modified: June 12th, 2020 by Ursula

Easy, Super-Creamy Mushroom Risotto

April 20, 2020

This mushroom-brie risotto is my go-to risotto: It is creamy, delicious, and easy to make. The risotto is made without wine for a straightforward everyday use. Easy, Super-Creamy Mushroom Risotto was last modified: April 21st, 2020 by Ursula

Viennese-style Potato Field Salad

April 7, 2020

This potato salad is typical for Vienna. It is light, refreshing and slightly tangy and therefore the perfect side dish for Viennese Schnitzel. While many potato salads are dressed with a mayo sauce, this one uses a slightly tangy, light vinaigrette instead – typical for Austrian salads. The potatoes will soak up the dressing and melt in your mouth, while the field salad (lamb’s lettuce) provides a leafy, fresh element…. continue reading »

Easy Green Spinach Smoothie

March 24, 2020

This simple green smoothie for beginners is healthy, sweet, vibrant green, and super delicious. This smoothie is bright green in color, using natural ingredients only. Adding fresh baby spinach makes this smoothie super vibrant without making it taste ‚green‘. It tastes sweet, due to the added fruits – no additional sweetener needed. That’s why it is also perfect for green smoothie beginners. Easy Green Spinach Smoothie was last modified: June… continue reading »