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Memorial Day Cook mansion

Happy 4th of July 2014!

Americans love their July 4th celebrations, from the food to the fireworks. And I love my new red, white, and blue gift from our Finnish cousins. Take a peek and see what it is!

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Easter lily close up

Happy Easter 2014!

A joyous and blessed Easter Sunday!

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Irish Soda Muffins with shamrock

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

It’s Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day in the form of a muffin, with plump raisins and a hint of orange zest.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage without sauce

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Looking for a corned beef and cabbage recipe for St. Patrick’s Day next week? Here’s my favorite!

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Paczki chocolate extreme close up

If it’s Fat Tuesday, it must be Paczki Time!

It wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without Polish Paczki. Get your fill before Ash Wednesday!

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Culinary ornament Finn girl with cookbook

It’s New Year’s Eve!

Whether you are doing something exciting or just staying home around a cozy fire, have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

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Apricot Brandy Pound Cake on stand

A Cake To Celebrate The New Year

A moist cake made with rum and brandy for the New Year!

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Ittala tableware above shot

New Dishes for the New Year

Beautiful Finnish “Iittala” tableware to start the New Year!

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