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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Holiday Cards From Minted.com

This year I think we’re finally going to do it:  I’m going to send Christmas cards.  After years of not quite getting my act together, this is the year.  I can feel it! I’ve been checking out the holiday cards on Minted.com and I am LOVING what I see.  It’s going to be so hard […]

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Pfeffernusse

I’ve shared my favorite Christmas cookie. This is my husband’s favorite–Pfeffurnusse. Pfeffernusse.  Apparently they are my daughter’s favorite Christmas cookie too.  Her dad thought she was kidding when she asked for a spicy, “sugar” cookie.  She ate every last crumb and asked for another.  We looked at each other in astonishment.  Never have our children […]

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Merry Christmas!

My favorite festive spot in the house. It’s after midnight. I’m typing this as my husband assembles the new toy kitchen from IKEA.  (Santa has had her his eye on that for months.  And the darling felt food to go with it.)  My children have been asleep for hours. A true miracle.  I delivered homemade spudnuts […]

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Homemade Eggnog

After making homemade eggnog, you’ll never go back to store-bought.   That sickingly 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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