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

Scandinavian Pot Roast

Scandinavian Pot Roast

Scandinavian Pot Roast

Beef pot roast isn’t one of my favorite meats.  It has to have a hook, a pop, that elevates it over the pot roast my Mom used to make.  When I found this Scandinavian recipe that uses dried fruit, cinnamon and ginger, I couldn’t wait to try it.  I would change it to a crockpot recipe and the wonderful smells would float through the castle for hours! Continue reading

Rosettes {Grandma Lil’s Tradition}

Grandma's Rosettes

Grandma’s Rosettes

Rosettes are another Christmas tradition from my Grandma Lil, who was the Norwegian.  She made rosettes every year and I thought they were the prettiest, laciest cookie ever.  My mother made them for years as well and we always looked forward to them.  I made them a few years and quit.  I disliked the smell of hot oil in my house for days afterwards. Continue reading