Fyrstekake (Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Tart)

Becky and I are baking together again.  This month we’re sharing Scandinavian holiday recipes.  Becky is Swedish and I am 1/4 Norwegian.  And proud of it! My maternal grandfather was full Norwegian.  His father was in immigrant from Karmøy, a small island southwest of Haugesand.  We were lucky to be able to visit Norway, including […]

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Watermelon Otai For A Crowd

Every summer get-together deserves a great party punch.  When my husband’s aunt and uncle invited us to their farm for a little family reunion yesterday, I asked if we could make Watermelon Otai.  Otai is something we usually seem to have at big family parties with my husband’s side of the family.  Everyone loves it, […]

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Fritzy Boy.

This is my little guy, Fritz, last year when he turned 4.  What do you think of the fabulous cake?  (Please note sarcasm.  My vision was not realized.) Today he turns 5.  It’s been a long, productive year for him.  He attended a special ed/speech preschool and finally started talking.  It was a blessing for […]

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