The leaves are changing and fall is in the air. Why not celebrate in German style with a hearty Oktoberfest feast? Start out with a traditional appetizer of homemade pretzels with beer cheese. Once you see how easy it is to make your own scrumptious pretzels, you will wonder why you ever bought them at the supermarket. Grill some brats and top them with homemade quick sauerkraut and a savory homemade whole grain spicy mustard.
For this quick homemade sauerkraut recipe, choose fresh cabbage and use sea salt instead of table salt. You don't need to wait several days to create this amazing sauerkraut - it's quickly and easily prepared within an hour on the stovetop.
Homemade German Style Mustard
Assorted pungent mustards such as mustard powder, black and yellow mustard beg for other strong flavors for balance. Here, we do the trick with apple cider vinegar, garlic, cinnamon, allspice, tarragon, and turmeric in this German-style mustard recipe. Serve this condiment with your favorite sausages or other grilled meats.
The soft, aromatic pretzels are lightly salted and tender delicious. Serve these homemade soft pretzels warm in an old-fashioned way with a bowl of zesty mustard or our Beer Cheese.
This beer cheese sauce is a smart recipe and has such classy flavor, you won’t believe how easy it is to make. You will love the creamy, velvety texture and savory, sharp taste of cheddar cheese when paired with full-flavored beer, Dijon, Worcestershire, hot sauce, kosher salt and evaporated milk.
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.