Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

I received a copious amount of brown sugar from Dixie Crystals as part of the Third Annual Good Cookies Food Bloggers' Valentine's Event. The decision to craft a recipe around their generous gift, however, was my own. It's a terrific day to talk about dessert! Wait - isn't every day a good day to talk… Continue reading Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Cranberry Orange Scones

I'm starting to think I'll put cranberry in anything I bake these days. Cookies. Trail mix. And definitely these delicious cranberry orange scones! I was supposed to bring you a Motherhood post here, but we were so busy last weekend, I didn't get a chance to snap our Baby Bean's six month photos! We'll visit… Continue reading Cranberry Orange Scones

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

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

Building, Crafty Stuff, Holiday + Seasonal, Home Decor

A Simple Winter Table

Scandinavian blood in my veins or not, I'm not keen on getting us out and about when it's windy and rainy, so this Saturday, between a grocery adventure and a nice 3.5 mile run when the sun broke through in the late afternoon, I went through and de-Christmas'ed the house. As much as I find… Continue reading A Simple Winter Table

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

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