Crisp Apple Strudel

A few months back when we were in Germany, our friends generously gifted us with Alfons Schuhbeck‘s “Meine Kochschule,” a German cookbook. I’ve been eager to try some of the recipes in it so we held our first actual “dinner party” for our parents. On the menu: Wiener Schnitzel and apple strudel. Overall, I’m very, …

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Seeing Stars: Lebkuchensterne

Before we even left Munich, I knew when we got home I was going to make Lebkuchenherzen. The heart-shaped gingerbread cookies with colorful frosting with sweet messages are all over the city. They’re the kind of souvenir you don’t feel dirty buying and every festival you go to seemed to have them. I saw old …

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Travel: München

There’s nothing like a nice, long trip to make you…not want to go back to reality. But back to reality we are. My husband and I recently spent some time in München and, boy, did we love it. We had some fantastic food (our favorites included the relaxing Hirschgarten, our post-Pinakothek visit ritual Alter Simpl, …

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