Grandma Lillian’s Flatbread

Grandma Lil, about 1984

Grandma Lil, about 1984

My Norwegian Grandma Lil used to make the best flatbread around the holidays.  Technically it’s more of a cracker, but she called it flatbread and so it shall be.  I loved when she made it with graham flour, or even whole wheat flour.  I’d settle for even eating it if made with rye flour if that’s what she used.  I haven’t used rye myself with this recipe.  In honor of Grandma Lil’s birthday today (11/07/1910), I post this as a family recipe that should continue on through the generations!  It’s a true flatbread, not the kind we now use to make pizza/appetizers.  This flatbread is a crispy snack all by itself! Continue reading

Imitation Crab Dip {Christmas Traditions}

Imitation Krab Dip

Imitation Krab Dip

My Mom found a recipe years ago and made it each year for our Christmas Eve buffet.  We’d open our gifts then take a break and enjoy a wide array of finger foods and of course sweets.  My Mom was and still is an excellent cook.  Her holidays and parties are legendary.  When I had my own family, I had to call home for recipes.  The internet didn’t exist and letters just weren’t fast enough.  I needed access to Mom recipes! Continue reading

Tomato Cracker Salad

Tomato Cracker Salad

Tomato Cracker Salad

When I first read this recipe, oddly enough I wasn’t shocked.  I love saltine crackers and I love tomatoes.  I could see that they might make an interesting salad.  But I’m also the woman who makes toast sandwiches out of tomatoes and peanut butter. Tomatoes are just so versatile they can pop up anywhere, with almost anything as a partner. This salad surprised everyone this Thanksgiving and many loved it as much as I did. Continue reading