July 6, 2017

Picture this, a beautiful day, dancing, delicious food, Nordic craft work, and conversation all around with folk music and a stunning waterfall in the background.  Bringing cultures together in this unique celebration is the spirit of the Scandinavian Summer Fest. The...

June 29, 2017

Bayli, a friend and neighbor of mine, recently reached out to me asking for lessons on how to make lefse.  Her grandma was giving away a bunch of her things which included her lefse gear.  Bayli's grandpa was concerned that he wouldn't get any lefse anymore so she want...

June 9, 2017

I love, love, love The Nordic Kitchen cookbook that I got for Christmas this past year.  It is packed full of a year of recipes inspired by Nordic culture and seasonal foods available in the area.  I have been looking forward to spring and summer ever since I cracked t...

June 1, 2017

This is my all time favorite cookie... EVER! Unfortunately I can't make them exactly the same way as my grandma Mary can so to be honest my grandma's kringle is my all time favorite cookie. I don't know a single person who can make their cookies as good as their grandm...

February 10, 2017

Part 6 of the Winter Love series is all about dessert!   These Pepperkager cookies are yummy with coffee or alone.  These cookies have a little kick due to the mix of spices, but the powdered sugar soften the blow with some sweetness.  I picked these for the Winter Lov...

February 2, 2017

Part 5 of the Winter Love series is a chance to offer a resource for the gluten-free folks in the room. I love waffles so much that I don't want anyone to miss out!


3 eggs

1/3 c sugar

3 c gluten free flour 

2 c whole milk

3/4 c sour cream

1 1/3 stick butter (melted)


January 26, 2017

Part 4 of the Winter Love Series focuses on the main course of the menu.. the waffle! Mmm they are so yummy and so fitting for a wedding shower given the design features five little hearts together to shape a beautiful backdrop for all the best toppings!


1 1/2 c f...

December 15, 2016

Potato Lefse is a Norwegian specialty, especially during Christmas, but also served during the year for special occasions.  A simple recipe with few ingredients, but it takes a little practice to roll them out very thin and some muscles to rice the potatoes.  So be rea...

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