American Cookies

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.

Some Swedish Classics

Inspired by me recent trip to Sweden, I give you some classic Swedish recipes that are really easy to make.

Knäckebröd (Swedish Crispbread)

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?

Hasselback Potatoes

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!

Skagenröra (Swedish Shrimp Salad)

This is the most common mayo-based salad in Sweden, found in sandwiches sold at gas stations as well as on appetizer menus of exclusive restaurants. Tasty, fresh and very easy to make!

Lemon Meringue Pie

This is a classic dessert and it is easy to understand why: deliciously sweet and sour lemon curd inside a flaky pie crust topped with soft, airy meringue. Yum!

Lemon Delicious Pudding

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.

Mexican Fiesta

In Southern California we are spoiled with great Mexican food, so lets start with the basics in a delicious taco buffet.