Norma’s Homemade Bread

My mother used to bake bread about once a week when I was growing up on our farm. Store-bought bread, she said, was “too fluffy” and “doesn’t taste like anything.” Here’s the recipe for my mother’s bread.

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Sour Cream Crescent Rolls

For any special dinner or family occasion or holiday dinner this recipe for Sour Cream Crescent Rolls takes only 2 hours from start to finish. And they’re downright tasty too!

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Easy Blueberry (or Cherry) Cheesecake Recipe

This recipe is so easy that even my husband can do it.

(His specialities are boxed mac-n-cheese, Ramen noodles and frozen pizza!)

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Hot Apple Cider With Cinnamon, All Spice and Orange

When the thermometer reads 15 below zero in January, hot apple cider is sure to be a hit.

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Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate

When I was a kid growing up on our farm, before there were such things as instant cocoa drink mixes, this is how my mother made hot chocolate.

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Christmas Bread

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.

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Mothball Christmas Cookies

These cookies have a rich, buttery flavor, but they are not overly sweet.

As mentioned in the story “Good Things Come in Small Packages” from LeAnn’s book, Christmas in Dairyland

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Potato Buns

This is the basic recipe for “Hot Cross Buns” except with potatoes.

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