Recipe: Stovetop Meatloaf (Hackbraten)

ABOVE: Helga Wengler’s Stovetop Meatloaf served with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and purple cabbage. Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Metro Monthly and Homeplate. Watch Helga prepare this recipe on the Homeplate YouTube Channel. Search “Homeplate – Kitchen Witch – Meatloaf” or click Helga’s Stovetop Meatloaf   RECIPE BY HELGA THE KITCHEN WITCH Ingredients 2 pounds ground chuck 1 pound ground pork […]

RECIPE: Rum Stars (Weihnachts-Plaetzchen)

Weihnachts-Plaetzchen – a German cutout Christmas cookie. These have sprinkles. Electronic image courtesy of Rezepte Wiki. Submitted and prepared by Helga Wengler 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup walnuts (ground) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 41/2 tablespoons rum or imitation rum extract 21/2 sticks butter or margarine (room temperature) […]

RECIPE: ‘Lil Wieners in a Blanket

Prepared by Helga Wengler and Charlotte Wengler-Tibbetts for “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012. Ingredients 1 can crescent rolls 1 package ‘Lil Smokies wieners Cheddar cheese Preparation Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll crescent roll dough out and smooth perforations. Cut in strips about 1” wide and 3” long. Wrap […]

RECIPE: Spinach Dip Roll-Ups

This recipe comes from Helga’s daughter, Sonya Sistare. Prepared by Helga Wengler and Charlotte Wengler-Tibbetts for “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012. Ingredients 8 slices of bacon, fried until crisp, cooled, drained and chopped 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 pack fajita-size flour tortillas, cut into 4 […]

RECIPE: Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)

RECIPE: German Farmers’ Breakfast Skillet

Ingredients 4 medium potatoes ½ pound thick sliced smoked lean bacon, cut into squares 1 large onion finely chopped 6 large eggs 1 tablespoon milk 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter or oil Snipped fresh chives or chopped parsley for garnish Preparation Boil the potatoes […]

RECIPE: Hawaiian Toast

RECIPE: Quick Salmon Spread

RECIPE: Cole Slaw with Apples

INGREDIENTS 1 16 ounce bag of angel hair shredded cabbage 2 apples, peeled and diced 1 Vidalia onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped walnuts DRESSING 2 heaping tablespoons sour cream 2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION In a large bowl, mix all of […]

RECIPE: Classic Reuben Sandwich