December 22, 2017

Recently I visited Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum in Decorah, IA for the Norwegian Christmas celebration. Believe it or not, even though I am from Decorah, this was the first time I have attended this event. The day was packed with activities, demonstration, food...

December 14, 2017

If you're looking for a way to practice your Nordic language skills, but don't like the idea of going to class or having homework, this is it. The Twin Cities Nordic Happy Hour is a casual way for individuals to practice their Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, an...

November 23, 2017

My family thinks I am crazy because I typically get my holiday cards out really early each year. In this case I got a head start so that I could share a few ideas with my readers! Here are the 2017 Nordic holiday cards I created with instructions. 


Watercolor Penci...

November 16, 2017

Ahh... the Big Canoe Lutefisk Supper! Every year the church community comes together to raise funds by serving the smelliest fish around. There is more than just cod soaked in lye, the supper consists of mashed potatoes, meatballs, rutabaga, green beans, lefse, jello s...

November 9, 2017

Are you looking for a way to delight your guests with sweetness and design at the same time? Scandinavia has your answer! Bake some Prizzelles!!! These beautiful cookies are easy to prepare, light, tasty, and just perfect. They are certainly one of the top cookies on m...

November 3, 2017

Mmmmm... with fall weather comes fall flavors and a long break until swimsuit season. With that in mind, I figured I would feature a yummy new recipe that is delicious enough to satisfy everyone! 

This recipe can be found in Melisaa Bahen's Scandinavian Gatherings recip...

October 26, 2017

October 17th was my birthday and I celebrated in a very special and Norwegian way. I made a bløtkake with lingonberry jam to share with others and boy it was a fun evening. Fresh lingonberries are very expensive to buy here in the US ($80 on Amazon Prime) so I improvis...

October 3, 2017

Yes! Really! Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun/Roll day or as the Scandinavians call it Kanelbullens Dag. I was planning to post a recipe for a traditional cinnamon roll, but figured it would be much more convenient for my readers to know where to pick up some instead. I have l...

September 29, 2017

This recipe is quite the throwback as it dates pre 1984 and was written by my grandmother Lillian. She passed in 1984 which is the only way I have any idea how old this is. I have seen a number of different versions of this recipe over the years, but decided to stick t...

September 21, 2017

With fall approaching I thought it would be a good time to start sharing some of my favorite family cookie recipes! Many Norwegian-American homes serve Norwegian cookies at Christmas, but my family serves them at virtually all get togethers which includes Thanksgiving!...

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