When the thermometer reads 15 below zero in January, hot apple cider is sure to be a hit.
My first-generation Norwegian mother always made Christmas Bread for the holidays. The difference between Julekake and Christmas Bread is that Christmas Bread is not as sweet. It is delicious toasted and makes good sandwiches, too, especially sandwiches with cheese. Try with cream cheese, too.
This is the basic recipe for “Hot Cross Buns” except with potatoes.
There are several ways to spell Julekaga. Take your pick. Either way, it’s a wonderful addition to the Christmas holiday.
In addition to making lefse for Christmas, my mother made julekake and Christmas bread. The difference between julekake and Christmas bread is that julekake is a richer bread.
My husband loves raspberries, and this is one of his favorite desserts. I often make it as a birthday cake for him. The recipe (like the parfait dessert) can in no way, shape or form be considered a “heart healthy” recipe. But it is delicious! Also good with cherry pie filling instead of raspberry.
After my mom and dad retired from farming and moved to the house where I live now, I used to mix up this recipe for Mom so she would have it to make pancakes, biscuits or muffins.
I have always loved mac-n-cheese, and this variation is one of my favorites!
My mother enjoyed these biscuits with a cup of coffee. They are especially good if you make them with dried cranberries.
If you like muffins for breakfast and snacks, this recipe makes enough batter for lots of muffins. You can mix the batter up, refrigerate it and then bake muffins as you need them. One batch of batter will make about six dozen muffins (more or less), depending on the size of the muffin tins.
This recipe can be used to make cut-out cookies or you can roll teaspoons of dough into balls, dip in sugar, and then flatten with the bottom of a water glass dipped in sugar. I like to use an old sherbet glass that belonged to my grandmother because it has a pretty pattern on the bottom. See you what you can find in your cupboard to make pretty sugar cookies. . .
Easy Shamrock Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day.
When I was a kid growing up on our small dairy farm in Wisconsin that had been homesteaded by Norwegian immigrants in the late 1800s, I figured everyone knew how to make lefse. After all, everyone I knew could make lefse, so didn’t that mean everyone else could make it too?
That was forty years ago.
Now I know better.