Norwegian Pancakes (Pannekaker)

Norwegian pancakes (pannekaker) are one of my favorite dishes to make for brunch parties or lazy Sunday mornings. Somewhere between a crepe and an American pancake, they are soft and thin with crispy edges. And, they make a great base for jams, fruit, cheeses, and sauces!

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The Best Gløgg (Norwegian Mulled Wine)

This is the best gløgg (Norwegian mulled wine) made with red wine, bourbon, cardamom, dried fruit, and almonds. It’s my favorite winter cocktail for a holiday party or family dinner! This cocktail is cozy, warm, so simple, make-ahead, and tastes just like Christmas!

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Stollen with Hazelnut Marzipan

Stollen is a yeasted German bread with nuts, dried fruits, spices, marzipan, and powdered sugar typically eaten around Christmas. In this version, we replace the raisins with dried apples and cranberries and fill the center with hazelnut marzipan. This bread has all of the best holiday flavors and goes so well with a cup of hot coffee!

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Gingerbread Biscotti with White Chocolate & Lemon

I love having these gingerbread biscotti around the house during the holidays for snacking and last-minute get-togethers! They have the perfect amount of spice, a hint of citrus, and they’re lovely when dipped in hot coffee or tea.

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Cranberry Orange Scones with Candied Ginger

These cranberry orange scones are super buttery, flaky, and the best combo of sweet and tart. The secret ingredient is a bit of candied ginger which adds a lovely spiced note to the pastries. I love serving these scones with tea or coffee for a light weekend breakfast or afternoon snack.

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Caramel Apple Pie with Brown Butter Crust

This caramel apple pie is a classic autumn dessert. Pink Lady and Honeycrisp apples are baked with brown sugar, apple pie spice, and caramel sauce. And, we make a toasty, nutty brown butter crust to amplify the caramelized flavor. It is without a doubt the best caramel apple pie ever!

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Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary

These cheddar mashed potatoes with rosemary and garlic are seriously the best! Yukon gold potatoes are whipped with sharp white cheddar cheese, garlic, rosemary, and of course, plenty of butter for the ultimate cozy side dish. Plus they reheat like a dream so you can make them in advance!

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