13 Authentic German Recipes That Go Way Beyond Bratwurst

Bratwurst is great, but there's a lot of other German food worth talking about. For most of the year, Germany is a pretty cold place, so the traditional fare includes all the delicious meaty, potato-y, and cabbage-filled dishes you’d expect. Their salty, crispy schnitzel and potato pancakes put our fries and nuggets to shame. And they don’t skimp on dessert either — the Germans really do love Black Forest cherry cake (or Schwarzwald kirsche kuchen, as it’s known there), and they make pudding better than anyone else in the world. Here are 13 classic German recipes that’ll make you want to book a trip straight to Frankfurt.
Spaetzle: This eggy noodle dish is like the German equivalent of mac and cheese — eating it feels like home, even if you aren't German. (via The Wanderlust Kitchen)
Pork Schnitzel: Schnitzel may sound intimidating, but it's actually super easy to make. One special tool you'll need is a meat tenderizer, which you'll use to pound the pork chops until they're nice and thin. (via Natasha's Kitchen)
Grießpudding: This treat is so German, you can only find recipes for it on German blogs. A type of semolina pudding, it's a sweet dream and eating it is like taking a bite of a cloud. (via Kleiner Kuriositätenladen)
Laugenbrezel: It's impossible not to include pretzels in a roundup of German food. These ones are especially delicious, because they're made with beer, malt syrup, and lots of butter, all of which make them softer than the ballpark pretzels you might be used to. (via Olivia's Cuisine)
Rouladen: This recipe comes straight from food blogger Livin' the Pie Life's German grandma, or Oma as she calls her. It's comprised of beef rolled up with bacon, onions, and mustard, and finished off with sour cream. If that doesn't sound amazing, we don't know what does. (via Livin' the Pie Life)
Schwarzwald Kirsche Kuchen: The original Black Forest cake comes straight from the region surrounding the actual Black Forest. Though this recipe isn't that authentic, it comes as close as possible to what the versions you might eat in Germany taste like. (via Also the Crumbs Please)
Rote Grütze: In German, the word "rote" means red, and this dessert is all about the red berries. In this recipe, a mix of raspberries and blackberries are stewed with sugar, brandy, and a bit of vanilla, then topped with a luscious vanilla cream sauce. (via Stellar Ash)
Kartoffelpuffer: These potato pancakes are actually super easy to make and no more challenging than a basic batch of latkes. (via The Culture Dish)
Dutch Baby: Dutch baby is a bit of a misnomer. If you ask any German, they'll tell you that they created this breakfast favorite, not the Dutch. It's great plain as featured above, and even better topped with syrup, fruit, and whipped cream. Maybe even try topping it with that rote grütze. (via Lovely Little Kitchen)
Apfelstreusel: Germans and Americans aren't so different after all — we both adore apple desserts like the apple streudel featured here. (via Plated Cravings)
Kartoffelsalat: German potato salad is different from what we have in America, because it doesn't use mayo. Instead, it combines potatoes (FYI that's kartoffeln in German) with bacon, mustard, a bit of sugar, and garlic to create a dish that's at once sweet, savory, and little spicy. (via Five Heart Home)
Sauerkraut: Once you perfect this famous recipe, you can practically consider yourself a German. (via Earth Food and Fire)
Sauerbraten: What makes this German pot roast different from others is that it's traditionally marinated for two days in red wine, vinegar, and lots of spices. Cozy AF is the only way to describe the results. (via Kitchen Frau)


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We're craving a workation. If you haven't heard the term, you aren't alone. Think of a workation like an "I work from home so I'm going to make my home anywhere" situation. With so much of our work online right now, sometimes it feels like the entire week goes by and we haven't left the house. This is a great opportunity to change that!

If you're not able to block off a whole week on top of your other holidays and vacations, workations are a great alternative. They allow you to travel somewhere you've always wanted to see, go visit some family, or even turn your regular at-home routine into a staycation. Because if you're going to spend the whole week on Zoom, you might as well do it somewhere you enjoy.

How To Make The Most Of Your Workation

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If you are taking some time off — maybe you're working half days or blocking off all of Friday — you'll want to make sure you put this tech feature into place. After you clear it with your boss, of course. That way you can make sure your work is covered *and* you get to enjoy your time with your family and friends.

"Thanks so much for reaching out. I'm out of office from [insert vacation start date] to [insert vacation end date], but will be happy to respond when I return the following Monday. If you're reaching out with an urgent request, please contact [insert a colleague's email]."

Explore After You Log Off

There are so many amazing places to visit, explore, and eat that you are sure to have a great time no matter where you choose to travel. Whether you travel to a different state specifically for one of its wacky attractions or you pick somewhere close to home and make it a staycation, come up with a bucket list of restaurants you want to try, old houses you want to visit, or gardens you want to see.

If you have a list of things you know you want to experience, that will eliminate a lot of the "what should we do" conversations that eat up your free time!

Budget

The last thing you want to do when you're taking a workation (or a vacation for that matter) is to blow a ton of money and have to dip into your savings for groceries when you get home. Make a budget ahead of time so that way, you can figure out how much you want to eat out, how many experiences you're able to pay for — and how many you're willing to skip. It will help you travel cheap and will give you an excuse to find some affordable hidden gems around the area!

Our Favorite Places To Take A Workation

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Charleston, South Carolina

With a rich history and some of the most colorful buildings around, Charleston is a great place for a work-life hybrid. Grab some coffee before work, beignets on your break, or take pictures with Rainbow Road on a Saturday morning. With all the shopping, beautiful waterside views, and great food, you can't go wrong!

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Girdwood, Alaska

This beautiful Alaskan town offers great views, cozy forests, and lots of skiing. You can visit the Alyeska resort and explore hiking trails, the Round House Historical Museum, or check out the Northern Lights. It's also just 25 miles outside of Anchorage.

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Forks, Washington

It's time to make all your Twilight dreams come true. Not only can you stay in the Swan's house, but you can visit the Cullen's house and other filming locations. Don't worry if you don't consider yourself a Twihard because there's plenty of other places for you to see. Hike the Hoh Rain Forest, stick your toes in the Pacific Ocean, and check out the waterfall hiking trails. You can also go on weekend trips to Seattle or take your time getting to know the town.

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Hermosa Beach, California

A great mix between neighborhood, beach, and city, Hermosa Beach (which is only 22 miles outside of downtown LA) is full of homes, parks, and great food. You can ride your bike on the Strand and play beach volleyball, plus the work views aren't too shabby. If you want something a little less oceanfront you can check out nearby Redondo Beach.

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Washington, Connecticut

This little town is about as close to Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow as it gets, considering it inspired the show! With five villages to visit, family fun activities, and lots of coffee to enjoy, you'll never want to leave. It has all the small town feelings that we love about the show, but while you won't have to deal with Taylor's crazy antics, there are some fun winter traditions you can enjoy.

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Dallas, Texas

When you're not on the clock, visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science or the Design District. Ride the McKinney Avenue Trolley on your way to get some Tex-Mex fajitas, and don your best game day outfit to see the Cowboys play. This is a good option if you love cities but aren't sure about the cramped nature of New York.

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New York, New York

What can't you do in New York? It's called the greatest city in the world for a reason! Visit museums, go see a Broadway show, try out any number of bars or restaurants. Plus there are enough pop culture references to last you a lifetime, from the Friends apartment to the inspiration for Taylor Swift's "Cornelia Street" and Gossip Girl's Met steps.

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Middleton, Wisconsin

Visit two seasonal farmer's markets and the nature conservatory, or walk around Middleton's 27 miles of trails. You can also visit the National Mustard Museum (because who doesn't love mustard) or grab a German-style lager from Capital Brewery.

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Key West, Florida

Visit the Key West film festival or the Keys History and Discovery Center in Islamorada. Take a boat tour before it gets too cold, stop at the Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, or take a tour of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum — there's something for everyone!

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

This tiny island actually has a "no car" rule and no hotel chains. What could be more relaxing than that? With Mackinac Island Fudge, Fort Mackinac, and historic homes and inns, you'll feel like you're living inside We Were Liars in this Jewel of the Great Lakes.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina

Just outside Asheville, Black Mountain is a little town with delicious local cuisine, fun local shops, and beautiful scenery all year round. You can visit the Biltmore, get some brunch at Louise's Kitchen (one of our personal favorites), and spend all afternoon relaxing in rocking chairs.

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It's easy to get into the fall spirit when you surround yourself with cozy throw blankets and spooky Halloween decor. It's a little bit harder, however, when you're in the middle of a huge project at work when you'd really rather be carving pumpkins. That's where these fun fall backgrounds come in.

Whether you're always on the go or you're always on your laptop (or both), take some of that seasonal spirit with you. Download these free backgrounds for your laptop, your next Zoom call, and your phone so you can have fall vibes with you all the time.

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If curating a fall garden (and using the produce to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or Beet Hummus Bowls) is one of your favorite things about the season, then welcome autumn with this fruit and veg background.

This background, complete with a fall color palette, is perfect for free spirits and people who love all things groovy.

As the leaves change colors and eventually fall to the ground, we're reminded that things must change in order to make room for new growth.

With the same retro pattern (and some added pink that Barbie would be proud of), this background is a nod to fall that still works once the other seasons come back around. Keep scrolling for these super-cute fall backdrops for all your devices!

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You've made the seasonal recipes, shaken a few rosé cocktails, and even crossed some items off your summer bucket list, yet it's still hard to believe it's August. If it seems like the warmest season is slipping through your fingers, it may be time to book a quick getaway. And while it's easy to think it's too late to plan a trip or that everything good is booked, there are still plenty of options, and many design-forward boutique hotels around the U.S. have availability this month. Scroll down for a few of our favorite last-minute hotels and destinations.

Last-Minute Hotels To Visit For An Amazing Summer Getaway

Cambria Beach Lodge in Cambria, California

Located on California's Central Coast, just north of San Luis Obispo, Cambria Beach Lodge is a renovated roadside motel off Highway 1 with the kind of retro beach vibe you want at the tail end of summer.

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AWOL in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Set amidst the moors of Provincetown, this low-key paradise prides itself on an absence of the nautical decor Cape Code is infamous for. And though its waterfront may be bayside, its heated pool is open all summer long.

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The Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida

A hotel owned by Pharrell Williams is a guaranteed good time, but in case there was any doubt, The Goodtime Hotel's name makes it clear. In between beach hangs, you can sip pretty cocktails on the pastel-hued pool deck.

Kinship Landing in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in downtown Colorado City, Kinship Landing places guests in proximity to the great outdoors while keeping dining, shopping, and more within walking distance. Stay here and turn your last-minute vacation dreams into a reality.

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Emeline in Charleston, South Carolina

If you'd like to be near the ocean while enjoying the hustle and bustle of a city, Charleston makes an ideal getaway. At Emeline, you can explore the historic district's pastel-dotted cobblestone streets in the morning, head to the beach for the afternoon, and return to the hotel each night for mid-century vibes and a dip in the pool.

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The Ruby Hotel in Round Rock, Texas

Situated on the banks of Brushy Creek just outside Austin, this waterfront retreat will color its way into your heart — especially once you realize watermelon margaritas can be delivered to your chaise lounge at the pool.

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Coachman Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California

Imagine a summer camp grew up and hired an interior designer, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what a stay at Coachman is like. A five-minute walk from Lake Tahoe, the hotel is actually a pair of renovated mid-century motels that features a pool and hot tub, complimentary bikes, nightly bonfires with s'mores, and craft beers on tap.

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Marram in Montauk, New York

Ocean views abound at this hotel that embodies low-key luxury in Long Island's easternmost town. Let one day will flow into the next as you go from beach to pool and back again.

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Under Canvas in West Yellowstone, Montana

Ten minutes away from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, this glamping resort allows you to sleep under the big Montana sky in a king-size bed inside one its West Elm-bedecked tents. On the grounds, you'll find a seasonal restaurant and nightly bonfires with s'mores.

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Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina in Newport, Rhode Island

This bay-front property may be located in the seaside town of Newport, but you really don't need to venture out and about. With a coffee shop, poolside restaurant, fire-pit bar, and seasonal restaurant that's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this last-minute hotel delivers everything you'll need on-site.

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Yonder in Escalante, Utah

Located near Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, this pet-friendly resort is a mix of modern cabins and Airstream trailers. But with a sparkly blue pool and hot tub, private bathhouses with indoor-outdoor showers, and a drive-in movie theater on site, your Western getaway will hardly be rugged.

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The Asbury in Asbury Park, New Jersey

For a not-so-quintessential Jersey Shore experience, head to this colorful hotel just two blocks from the beach and boardwalk. While the town itself is in full shore mode in August, there's plenty to do at the hotel itself with two rooftop bars, a music venue, a diner, and café.

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The Chloe in New Orleans, Louisiana

If you can take the Louisiana heat, there is no better porch to fan yourself on than the one at The Chloe. This renovated Victorian mansion in the Garden District is a design-lover's dream, and it features a pool in the backyard and a seasonal Creole restaurant in the lobby.

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Out of all of the zodiac signs, Libras are known to be the most relationship oriented. Once they find their S.O., they’ll jump into a romantic situation head first. Life is like a rom-com to them and partnerships have their ups and downs but always work out in the end. This diplomatic, intellectual, and peaceful zodiac sign is a believer in love conquering all.

Here is how Libra compatibility stacks up for each zodiac sign, ranging from the highest to lowest compatibility factors:

Libra and Aries

Opposites can attract when Libra and Aries unite. Aries will learn to be patient through Libra, who is a master of chill and balance — but the path won’t be easy and happen over night. The change within Aries can take years. On the flipside, Libra will enjoy the aggressiveness of Aries (at times) who gets the fire under their bellies moving and going. Both zodiac signs motivate each other to be great and amazing. However, they can be a tad arrogant when together and make outsiders feel as though they’re not as cool as this cardinal sign club that’s built for only two.

Libra and Taurus

Since both Libra and Taurus are ruled by the planet Venus, they will share a similar aesthetic and artistic sentiments. Upon a deeper look, it can be hard for them to find a common ground as long as they both m continue to be stubborn. Compromise is the key ingredient here. After all, Venus wants everything on their terms and won’t compromise for anything less than fabulous. As long as these two zodiac signs can keep the relationship flight and manage to have a lot of fun together, then they can maintain a long teen partnership fueled by sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.

Libra and Gemini

These two air signs like to flirt a lot with each other. Sincere, both relationship oriented signs, due to the fact that they are dualistic in nature. They will spend a lot of time conversing with each other over every topic under the sun, as well as longing for new insights and clarity on matters. There isn’t any topic that we will disagree on, as long as they don’t tell it into politics. The reason being is because Gemini can see two sides of the situation, or as libra believes in their own version of what a moral high ground feels like.

Libra and Cancer

Libra and cancer are two cardinal signs that will fight to make their relationship work, no matter what stands in their way. Once cancer digs are pinchers into Libra, it will be hard for their signs to get away. Conversely, once Libra decides that they want to be in a commitment with Cancer, they will do whatever it takes to make the relationship work. Although they can fight like cats and dogs, if and when things get bad, they always run back to each other due to the fact that they are a codependent astrological match that will stay together through thick and thin.

Libra and Leo

As long is, Leo is centerstage in any relationship, they will be happy. They cannot handle being in a partnership with someone who takes the lead. It makes him feel it, so they are second fiddle. All the more reason why we will be up to join a union with the zodiac sign Libra, because the air sign will allow them to be the strong and fierce dominant person that they were born to be. Libra won’t stand in the way of the lion, step on their toes, tell them what to do, or even create drama with Leo (that is Leo’s job).

Libra and Virgo

Please two signs can get along very well, as long as they respect the others, desire for privacy and freedom. This means that Virgo will want to spend time being reflective and alone without the constant gaze of Libra. Also, Virgo doesn’t want to answer to anyone but themselves. If Libra can learn to respect their boundaries and focus on themselves and not others (which will be a very hard task to implement at first), then this partnership is great. Now, Virgo needs to let Libra leave the house without questioning their motives or whereabouts to maintain the excitement, appeal, and mystery of the relationship.

Libra and Libra

Libra and Libra are the dynamic relationship duo. Since they are the same sign and are relationship oriented, they mirror each other’s need to be partnered up at all times (even through friendships and non-amorous relationships). However, when conflict arises in this peaceful relationship, they are fast at putting out fires immediately — mostly in an effort to maintain chill vibes at all times. Outsiders may think that they are a passive aggressive couple, but it’s only because they’d like to canoodle instead of having to defend their beliefs to others. They definitely want to make love and not war.

Libra and Scorpio

Libra and Scorpio share intense and intimate bonds that can last a lifetime. Being that Scorpio often forms close alliances with those they care about quickly, it will be easy for a Libra, who is extremely relationship oriented to feel it, so they are secure within the partnership. The only caveat is that trust within the relationship will take a hot minute. But, once they are able to believe in each other and have confidence within each other, then they’ll be golden. As long as they feel safe and protected by the other, this partnership can withstand the test of time.

Libra and Sagittarius

Libra and Sagittarius can spend hours gossiping and chatting about every situation under the sun. But, the foundation of the partnership is extremely superficial and essence, based on a strong foundation. This can result in Sagittarius flaking out of long term plans with Libra. The main reason that they are extremely incompatible is because Sagittarius likes to be free, without constraints, whereas Libra enjoys commitment. At the very most, authorization or friends with benefits situations will suit them. However, there is not enough drive for them to have a long-term relationship due to the significant differences that keep them apart.

Libra and Capricorn

Both of these cardinal signs like to have structure when it comes to romance, which is why they’ll often find each other and align. The only main issue that can keep them apart is that Capricorn tends to be a workaholic and isn’t known to relax until they’re done with a business deal. The lack of balance can send Libra into a tailspin, as they must be centered at all times. When Libra’s scale tips to one side over another it can create havoc in their life that takes months to recover from. If Capricorn can find a middle ground then there is the potential of the relationship working out well.

Libra and Aquarius

Libra and Aquarius are two air signs that definitely go together. Both will connect over creative projects, as well as political issues. They believe in law and order, which means that they’ll be the first to get on their soap boxes to preach about the injustices in the world. The party is never dull and the conversation is never dry between them, leading to friends or lovers who can facilitate a good connection that transcends time. The only thing is that they need an unlimited texting plan to ensure they can fully express their sentiments to each other without being cut off.

Libra and Pisces

When it comes to love, there is no better match than Libra and Pisces. Being the fair, both extremely creative and artistic zodiac signs, their first impression and connection will be over their innate talents. Also, they will share many long conversations about pieces of art they have either made or seen throughout the years. When it comes to relationships, both want to believe in the dream of happily ever after. Therefore, this pairing will be one that they both put an extreme amount of effort into at all times to ensure their lofty romantic visions are real.

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There are two things we know: We love charcuterie boards in all their cheesy glory, and we love bread and butter. Butter boards basically mix the two. While butter boards aren't the same thing as charcuterie boards since they're serving a different purpose and aren't as filling, this TikTok trend is still our new favorite thing. It's also just in time for fall entertaining and all of the dinner parties that come with it.

Butter boards started circulating around TikTok after Justine Doiron (who credits Joshua McFadden for the original idea) posted her own on the app and on her site. There are tons of ways to make this trend your own, so keep reading for the breakdown on some of our favorite ways to bring this appetizer to your next get together.

Everything You Need To Know About The Butter Board

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What Is A Butter Board?

A butter board is like a cheese board, but instead of cheese, you spread butter across the board and add your favorite garnishes right on top.

What Do You Put On A Butter Board?

Aside from the butter, you can add all you favorite toppings. If you want to do a sweet board, whip up some cinnamon butter and top with chocolate and fruit slices. For a savory board, top with salt, garlic, and seeds. Or do a mixture of both for multiple flavors in one.

What Do You Make A Butter Board For?

You can make a butter board for all kinds of occasions! They make a great dinner party spread, birthday party snack, or even an appetizer once family holidays roll around.

Butter Board Hacks

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I like this one idk I’m in a silly goofy butter mood

Edible flowers and honey turn this butter board into something that perfectly balances salty and sweet. Both elements complement the salt and lemon nicely, and provide a full flavor experience that your guests won't be able to get enough of once they try it.

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My take on the viral #butterboard what would you put on yours?! IB: @Justine Doiron

Make your butter board extra fruity by spreading apricot jam (or another jam that you like) right on top of the butter. You can also add dried fruit as one of the garnishes for some extra flavor and a variation in texture at the same time.

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Replying to @Linda Thomas5931 This Goat Cheese Board is INCREDIBLE 🤤 #butterboard #butter #fyp

If you're really missing charcuterie boards, or you're not a huge fan of butter, just use goat cheese instead! It still provides that creamy base, but it gives you a cheesy flavor that cannot be beat. Hot honey adds some spice that doesn't overpower the rest of the flavor, and nuts (or seeds if you or a guest can't have nuts) provide a crunchy texture that the board lacks otherwise.

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BUTTER BOARD!! Everyone is saying this is the new charcuterie board but I kindly disagree. Cheese and butter can live in harmony! That being said I love butter and all for this new creation 🧈 @Justine Doiron #butter #butterboard #charcuterie

To make sure you get the best butter board you can, don't be afraid to splurge on the butter and the bread. That way you know the most important parts will taste good! Start with unsalted butter if you want to be in control of how salty the butter board gets.

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All I will say is @Justine Doiron you are an evil genius and my #butter loving heart thanks you. #butterboards #butterboard #salsamacha #recipes

If you love spicy foods, go right in with a premade spread or chili crunch that mixes different spices all together. Honey, chives, and flaky sea salt take away some of the edge while still providing a nice dose of flavor.

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My take on the Butter Board Trend 😋 IB@Justine Doiron #butterboard #butterandbread #appetizer #foodtiktok #foodie #buttery #butterboards

Adding walnuts and honey on top of your butter board is like a healthier version of the walnuts in syrup you can get at ice cream stores and we're in love. You can also cream your butter with sugar before adding anything on top to make it extra sweet.

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I keep seeing butter boards on my feed so I had to give this one a go! The viral butter board trend but of course with a desi twist 🌶 #butterboard #desibutterboard #butter #asianbutterboard #desi #zaynahsbakes

Mango chutney, garlic, and coriander put a Desi twist on the butter board that is salty and sweet. Just don't forget the naan!

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We want all the smoke 💨 #butterboard #butter #butterboards #labneh #zaatar #fypシ #explore #arab #lebanese #middleeastern #mediterranean #ilearnedontiktok #foryoupage

This labneh board uses Middle Easter strained yogurt instead of butter, and tops it with the delicious flavors of za'atar, olives, and mint. Our mouths are watering.

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We don’t deserve butter boards 🧈 #butterboard #foodtok @Justine Doiron

Jamón, garlic, lemon zest, and salt flakes come together with the butter to create a dish that is so good, you have to taste it to believe it.

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