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  • Norwegian Plukkfisk (Cod & potatoes)

    Norwegian plukkfisk

    For so many of us who embrace our Scandinavian roots, the celebration foods of the holidays are the ones we associate with our heritage. I’ve written plenty here over the years about the lefse, waffles, krumkaker, and sandbakkels that I learned to make from my grandmother, for example. But the daily dinners, the weeknight feasts are just as important as the treats we serve on special occasions. And that’s where this Norwegian plukkfisk comes in. Norwegian plukkfisk is basically pieces of cooked cod folded into a mount of creamy mashed potatoes and garnished with crispy bacon. You’ll often find leeks…

  • Modern Scandinavian Baking

    “Modern Scandinavian Baking” Cookbook is One Year Old

    It’s hard to believe it, but my Modern Scandinavian Baking cookbook is now a year old! My debut cookbook was released on April 14, 2020, just weeks into the pandemic lockdowns. I wrote Modern Scandinavian Baking (afflink) for you, as a way to help you share the warmth and…

  • Scandinavian Fish Cakes with Remoulade

    Scandinavian Fish Cakes with Remoulade

    Now that spring is here, it’s time to lighten up our cooking, and these Scandinavian Fish Cakes with Remoulade are a perfect recipe for this time of the year. I first shared the recipe in my my cookbook The Pescatarian Cookbook…

  • Scandinavian Rhubarb Soup

    Scandinavian Recipes for Spring

    If you’d like to add a good dose of Scandinavian lightness to your spring recipes, food is a great way to begin. After all, food has a way of connecting people, and togetherness is a big part of that Scandinavian…

  • Red Cabbage Slaw with Apples, Beets, and Dill

    Red Cabbage Slaw with Apples, Beets, and Dill

    As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, I’m thinking about all the buttery cookies, aromatic spiced breads, and Norwegian celebration meals I want to make. But the truth behind my work as a food writer and author is that…

  • Norwegian Julekake

    Norwegian Julekake (Christmas Bread)

    I took my kids to the local Scandinavian bakery the other day for an after-school treat. As we peeked in–making sure we weren’t exceeding the number of customers allowed into the shop at a time due to the pandemic–I thought…

  • Lauren's Kringle

    Lauren’s Family Kringle (guest post)

    Growing up in North Dakota, Lauren enjoyed many Scandinavian goodies. One of her family favorites was kringle--a buttery, crispy, and delicious pastry. She was generous enough to share the recipe here!

  • Norwegian Rice Porridge (Risgrøt) For a Koselig Kitchen

    In the midst of the pandemic, as the weather shifts away from the warm days that allowed for comfortable outdoor gatherings, I suspect we’re all going to need some extra coziness. Autumn takes its time settling in where I live,…