Tag Archives | Beatrice Ojakangas


It’s Time for Beatrice Again

Once again my favorite baker is back, this time with recipes for every holiday, filled with the spirit of baking and sharing with friends and family.  The recipes are for just about any holiday throughout the year, but of course I pulled it out now for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  In addition to Beatrice’s always wonderful […]

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Scandinavian Feasts

In the past, Scandinavian cooking has been unjustly neglected and I could never figure out why.  Many think the cuisine as bland or boring, which it is not.  In the last several years it is rising in the ranks with the popularity of local, sustainable, and fresh ingredients.  Well, guess what? That’s what Scandinavian cooking […]

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Cookbook Giveaway for Tuesday!

Today’s cookbook giveaway in my random drawing is Quick Breads from the ever fabulous Beatrice Ojakangas, one of my favorite cookbook authors.  It’s a delightful collection of enticing recipes and spreads for all kinds of quick breads like cinnamon-pear tea bread; apple pie coffee cake; quick cardamom buns; hot raisin bread; and a quick version […]

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Savory Main Dish Pies

I love the recipes of Beatrice Ojakangas.  Not because she is a Finn and my husband is a Finn, but because her recipes are always so pleasing and comforting.  Pot Pies are the ultimate in comfort food.  Many times, savory pot pies can be made from what you have in your pantry and refrigerator for […]

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My friend Kim and the little Finnish Cookbook

I met my friend Kim at a cooking contest in 1987.  The contest required the use of Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese and had four winners in different categories.  I was in appetizers and Kim was in desserts.  We became fast friends and have kept in touch for almost 25 years.  Not long ago, Kim mailed me […]

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