Chocolate chip cookies were invented by Toll House Inn owner and chef Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938. They taste amazing with ice cream! Sugar cookies and snickerdoodles (my favorite) are other American classics definitely worth trying.
This Swedish pantry staple, referred to as Wasa crackers in the USA, is easy to make at home. For real authentic taste use an active rye sourdough starter, but yeast works well too. The recipe can be variated by adding seeds, spices, different flours and so on. Why not make your own favorite?
The name suggests that the dish originates from Restaurant Hasselbacken in Stockholm, but similar recipes can be found in old Swedish cookbooks. This is my husbands favorite potato dish and it is great with practically anything. Even by itself!
This self-saucing pudding was introduced to me when I was an exchange student in Australia. I prefer baking it in a larger dish, which results in more sauce at the bottom, then serve it with vanilla ice cream. For formal occasions I use individual ramekins instead.