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  • Your Heartfelt Holiday: A free guided journal to help you create a Christmas worth remembering

    Your Heartfelt Holiday Guided Journal

    I invite you to sit with me for a while, heart to heart. This has been a challenging year, hasn’t it? No one has been immune to the uncertainty, heartache, and grief of the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, as we approach Christmas, many of those feelings are intensified by knowing that the holiday will look much different than Christmases past. However, I still believe that this can be a Christmas worth remembering–a heartfelt holiday–and I’d love for you to join me! I’ve created a FREE guided journal that will help you to create a holiday that’s worth remembering, even if…

  • 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,…

  • Broiled Mussels with Dill Butter

    Mussels always take me back to that summer day in Norway, when my husband and I ate lunch on the waterfront in Oslo, on a patio where the chairs were draped with blankets to shield diners from the marine breeze.…

  • Scandinavian Cinnamon Rolls and Other Scandinavian Recipes for Fall

    Cozy Scandinavian Recipes for Fall

    If you’d like to add a good dose of hygge to autumn, 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 way of life.…

  • Kransekake

    Kransekake – A Norwegian & Danish Celebration Cake

    Fifteen years ago this month, a kransekake stood tilting on the cake table at my wedding reception. Adorned with tiny Swedish and Norwegian flags, it hinted at the respective heritages of both my groom and myself. I don’t know if…