Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Pie (fyrstekake)

Once upon a time, Happy Food Baby, Big Sister and their friend Corie, all lived together in a big house in Bloomingdale. Every Sunday they would make a huge feast with some of the most delicious and decadent food: roast chicken, milk-braised pork, lentil and chorizo casserole. There were always yummy roast potatoes, tasty green … More Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Pie (fyrstekake)

Peppermint Brownies

To inaugurate my return to the US, I wasted no time in getting straight to the kitchen. Ricotta gnocchis with rosemary, nutmeg, golden raisins, toasted pine nuts and chard came courtesy of Big Joe (formerly The Bearded Chef). For dessert I rustled up some rather delicious peppermint brownies. They taste a million times better the … More Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate Spice Cake

This recipe is seriously old school. It’s from 1974. Even before I saw the copyright date on the bottom I knew it was outdated because it calls for margarine and cooking chocolate, neither of which are welcome in my kitchen. Sorry guys, you just don’t cut it. There’s a story coming up so get comfy … More Chocolate Spice Cake