Contains over 600 German family recipes going back over two hundred years. These recipes have been translated, and the measurements have been converted to American weights and measures. Included is over 50 pages of helpful tips, hints, baking times and temperatures, substitutions, and a full glossary. It also contains hints and variations to various recipes throughout. The cookbook includes recipes developed by family members and by the author over many years. They are recipes from grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, cousins, daughters, and cousins. The recipes took almost fifty years of gathering together to bring this cookbook to fruition. Some had to be updated for more modern tastes while still keeping them true to their origins. The authors parents owned a delicatessen in Brooklyn, New York, and later on Long Island, New York, and from them came wonderful salad and meat recipes. Also included are the catering recipes from the delicatessen and the recipes the author used in her cake decorating and catering businesses. Please enjoy each and every one!