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Finn gifts 2018 1

Coming to America

A few years ago we descended upon our relatives in Finland, and now it was time for them to travel to America, some for the first time.

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Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies 3

Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

I love macadamia nuts in quick breads, snacks, and desserts, but today they are stirred into cookies with chocolate chunks.

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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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Chicago Polish Sausage 7

It’s Casimir Pulaski Day!

Don’t know who Casimir Pulaski is? You might not unless you live around Chicago where he is celebrated. It’s a day to enjoy Polish sausage too!

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Peanut Butter Jumbo Cookies 3

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone claims to have the best peanut butter cookie recipe. These large size ones just happen to be my husband’s favorite.

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Barb Spigner 4

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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Honey Shredded Wheat Dessert 3

Sphere Magazine November 1975

This unusual dessert from 1975 features Shredded Wheat cereal and reminiscent of a baklava honey-nut texture and flavor.

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Impossible Pumpkin Pie 4

National Pumpkin Day

Today is National Pumpkin Day, but I am not ready to make my traditional pie until Thanksgiving. Instead, how about an easy “Impossible Pumpkin Pie?”

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