Lefse-making

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America is celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday this week. This year, we are hosting the big dinner. Grandma N has been staying at our house the last few weeks as a prelude to our Thanksgiving celebration and will return home this next weekend. We knew there would be a smaller crowd this year and this way […]

Potato Rolls

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I know I’ve mentioned before what a bread-loving family we are.  I’ve had some success with bread-making and some failures – or partial failures like the Lion House roll incident.  I still haven’t attempted making those again.  At the same time I found the recipe for the Lion House rolls, I also found one for […]

Greek birthday

Greek dinner - spanakopita and pita

When Papa and I were dating, one of our favorite haunts was an authentic hole-in-the-wall Greek restaurant.  The place only seated about 20-25 people.  It was so authentic that half the staff didn’t speak English!  We often ordered the sampler platter for the wide variety it offered but we also did a lot of experimenting […]

Norwegian Kringle

pile of kringle

Mom has made Norwegian Kringle (pronounced kring-la; also sometimes spelled kringla) for as long as I can remember. I love kringle! Even though I don’t make it very often, they don’t have to be a special-occasion treat – they are good anytime! These are nothing like Danish Kringle – the filled pastry made in a […]