Oktoberfest Adventure Round Up!

It's an Oktoberfest dinner this month with wine & beer! Friends came over tonight for a German inspired dinner in celebration of Oktoberfest. Here's what we enjoyed (my apologies for some of the bad photos):

Sweet Red German Wine by Carl Reh

German Rieslings

German style lagers

Art & Carol's Beer Bread

Fondue Fixins:
bread cubes, baby gherkins, picked onions, steamed cauliflower

Unfortunately Not Pictured
...but definitely enjoyed!:
Shirley's Bean & Corn Salad
Tricia & Barney's German Stollen Bread
Yumi's apple harvest

To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted their favorite German inspired recipes! As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Jen of Beantown Baker! Jen has won a some German inspired spices from The Spice House. Congratulations Jen and thanks to all that participated in the blogging event! Read on to check out the recipes submitted by my fellow bloggers...

Dell of Cooking & the City
from Australia
German Apple Cake
German cuisine is a great one to enjoy during the fall, especially because apples are widely used in German desserts. Dell joins us to share a wonderful German Apple Cake which highlight cinnamon and apples. Check out Dell's blog for the recipe!
Becke of Columbus Foodie
from Ohio
Sauerbraten & Spaetzle
What German feast would be complete without Sauerbraten? Becke shares this dish and it looks absolutely fabulous. It's such a comforting dish, perfect with spaetzle and a cold frothy lager. Check out Becke's blog for the recipe!
Jen of Beantown Baker
from Massachusetts
Crockpot Kielbasa and Kraut
Jen saves time but doesn't skimp in flavor with her Crockpot Kielbasa & Kraut. Especially with the fall temps, the crockpot comes in handy and with little effort, you could have a wonderful meal like this! Check out Jen's blog for the recipe!
Carly of Live. Laugh. Grow.
from West Virginia
Pork with Sauerkraut, Apples & Potatoes
Sauerkraut is definitely a must in German cuisine and I'm glad that Carly incorporates it in her recipe of Pork with Sauerkraut, Apples & Potatoes. It's an amazing combination of sweet and sour which is common in German eats. Check out Carly's blog for the recipe!
Kelly of Kelly Cooks... and Other Amazing Feats
from Pennsylvania
Laugen Brotchen (Bretzel Rolls)
In an attempt to make a German bread that her husband liked, Kelly found the recipe for Laugen Brotchen, also known as Bretzel Rolls. These look absolutely wonderful and remind me of the rolls served at a great lunch place downtown (Hannah's Bretzel.) Trader Joes grocery store also have similar rolls, but I'm thankful to have a recipe that I can try at home. For the recipe, check out Kelly's blog!


  1. Wow. I never win anything! Looks like a great event.

  2. So many beers that I've never tried!