Maultaschen are savory stuffed dough pockets from Swabia, filled with minced meat and spinach. Maultaschen can be served in soup, blanched or fried.
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This recipe is very suitable for making Advent sweets because gingerbread cookies can last long, and the molasses makes them soft and even more delicious over time.
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Stained glass cookies are not only pretty, but also a great combination of crisp butter cookie and sweet candy glass. Dress up your Christmas tree or simply enjoy the cookies with your loved ones.
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Pear jam is among my favorite jams. I use it often while roasting meat in the oven to achieve a golden-sweet glaze. My mom makes it with geranium leaves, but since I have lavender in the garden, I used that. You can add vanilla or lemon rind if you wish.
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An old Irish folk tale tells of Jack, a drunken thief who tricked the Devil. One story says that Jack lured the Devil into climbing an apple tree, and once he was up there Jack quickly placed crosses around the trunk or carved a cross into the bark, so that the Devil couldn't get down. Jack let the Devil go when he promised to never take his soul.
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