Adventures, Cooking, Food Exploring, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Food Exploring :: Creamy Carrot Soup

Over the last few years, I've been on a number of adventures around the world that have opened my eyes and inspired me to think in different ways. A lot of these adventures have inspired valuable lessons that have stuck with me, and others have inspired recipes as well! That gave me the idea to… Continue reading Food Exploring :: Creamy Carrot Soup

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. But when you live with a bunch of Scandinavians, sooner or later, someone is going to whip up a delicious carrot cake. I don't think it's a particularly traditionally Scandinavian dish, but most Scandis I know really like it! This particular… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Sour Cream Pancakes

As a working mama, I'd advise you to make your kitchen easy and reduce your labor where you can. Bisquick makes a perfectly lovely pancake, as do other mixes, and people who would judge you for using those mixes don't deserve an invitation into your kitchen. That being said, if you have the time or… Continue reading Sour Cream Pancakes

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Blueberry Maple Round Scones

"Scones or biscuits." It's less of a debate around here and more of a curiosity, although I did debate for a while what I should actually be calling these lovely round goodies. As members of the unconscionably rude rebel colonies, we make them fairly interchangeably around here. But I'm sure there's a definitive authority around… Continue reading Blueberry Maple Round Scones

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Mom’s Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

Up until last year, Scott and I traveled to visit either his family or mine for Christmas. Last year, between my scary first trimester and everyone else having one health issue or another, we just couldn't make it work. This year, it's a choice. Marcus is such a little guy and already exposed to enough,… Continue reading Mom’s Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

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Soft + Fluffy Frosted Sugar Cookies

What, another cookie recipe, right on the heels of my delicious gingerbread? Why not? It's cookie baking season, and while I've got a ton of good ones to share, these are a particular favorite. They're my Lofthouse knock-off cookies that ended up being better than Lofthouse {IMHO, of course}. Probably because they're soft, fresh, buttery, and can… Continue reading Soft + Fluffy Frosted Sugar Cookies

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Classic Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

In this season of frenetic cookie baking, we need a variety of cookies, but we especially need ones that travel well. And if you're looking for something deliciously seasonal that will survive a trip to faraway friends and relatives, my family's classic gingerbread cookie recipe is the one for you! When I was deployed in… Continue reading Classic Christmas Gingerbread Cookies