Holiday Entertaining: 3 Easy Cheese Christmas Appetizers

Easy Cheese Christmas Appetizers | CafeJohnsonia.com

I’ve partnered with Harmons Grocery to bring you three easy Christmas appetizers to serve at your next holiday party. When I was first married, I did a bit of catering.  All of the wedding open houses I catered took place during the holidays.  I absolutely loved creating menus to reflect the flavors of the holidays.  […]

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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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Pfeffernusse Cookies

Classic Pfeffernusse Cookies | CafeJohnsonia.com

Pfeffernusse cookies are a family favorite recipe lightly adapted from my very favorite cookbook, Joy of Cooking. The pfeffernusse are lightly sweet, spicy, chewy, and utterly delicious. Christmas cookies are wonderful, aren’t they? Baking favorite recipes together is one of my very favorite parts of the holidays. My husband is the first one who introduced […]

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Homemade Eggnog

After making homemade eggnog, you’ll never go back to store-bought.   That sickeningly sweet, corn syrupy, gloppy yellow stuff they call eggnog can’t hold a candle to this stuff. Even professed eggnog haters (like I was, formerly), will love it. We make it in big batches so we have enough to share when friends stop […]

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