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Smørrebrød – A Danish Traditional Sandwich

Smørrebrød is a fun word to say and it’s the Danish word for their open faced sandwiches. Now, how did little, old me come to make smørrebrød you ask? Vince and I decided our recent Great 8 Dinner theme would be A Danish Christmas. So, of course, I called upon Vince’s business partner for some tips. Ole is Danish and I figured he would be a good resource. Well, he sent me…

Pomegranate Avocado Salsa

This Pomegranate Avocado Salsa is my favorite appetizer to make during the Christmas season. I was inspired by a recipe I saw many years ago in Cooking Light magazine, and it has been my “go to” since. My first attraction was the colors of all the ingredients and how I thought together they would make an attractive and colorful addition to any table!  And I knew the flavors together would be a Gr8 combo. The first time I…

Creamy and Delicious Homemade Irish Cream

 Can you believe that its possible to make homemade Irish Cream that has the taste and texture of everyone’s favorite, Baileys®? You will be AMAZED at the results of your own homemade Irish cream. The velvety smoothness and delicious flavor is beyond compare. In addition, this recipe for Irish Cream is easy! No cooking required; just blend the ingredients, sip and enjoy!  While store-bought Bailey’s can last for years without refrigeration, when anything has cream…

Caramelized Potatoes (Karamelliseret Kartofler)

How exciting! We were invited to a Danish Christmas dinner, a Gr8 theme we had not yet experienced. As you probably know by now, when we receive our Gr8 invitation, we are always excited to find out what dish each couple will contribute to the meal. For me this time it was Caramelized Potatoes known in Denmark as Karamelliseret Kartofler! I was immediately intrigued and jumped on my computer to research this traditional Danish dish. After reading several recipes it…

English Toffee with Toasted Almonds

Every Christmas season I make pounds and pounds of this toffee for my family, friends and neighbors. The recipe is quite easy and delicious! The only tricky part can be the caramelization process. Many toffee recipes don’t require the use of a candy thermometer, but I wouldn’t dream of making mine without one. It comes out perfectly every time! I use a digital candy thermometer. The key is to keep the heat at the same temperature…

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