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Marimekko bag

Finns Bearing Gifts

When a FInnish cousin comes to visit carrying a Marimekko bag, you know good things are inside! Come take a peek!

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Rescued Cookbooks and a Sweet Treat

What’s better than a friend at your doorstep with twenty-five flood-rescued cookbooks along with a holiday treat?

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Erkki and Marja Helsinki cookbook

A Cookbook from Helsinki

The rebuilding of The Culinary Cellar now includes a cookbook direct from Finland, thanks to our dear cousins who came for a visit!

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Christmas Stollen

If Christmas is near, then it’s time to make stollen. I found the most amazing recipe in a Bavarian cookbook. I wish you could taste it!

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Pumpkin Caramel Kringle

If you have to ask what a kringle is, you are probably not from the Midwest. And if you know what a kringle is, you know you want one from Racine.

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Pecan mix in white container

Southern Pecans

We received a beautiful box of Southern Pecans for Christmas, and I immediately made a fragrant and wonderful nut mix with rosemary.

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Sugared nuts on plaid cloth

New Year’s Eve Nibble

Looking for a last minute New Year’s Eve nibble? These baked almonds have a delectable flavor from dry sherry, orange peel, sugar, and nutmeg.

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The Mushroom Cookie Master

Wouldn’t you love a mushroom cookie for Christmas? If you could taste these, I know you would! And the master baker of them is one of my lovely readers!

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