Today’s Holiday Recipe: Norwegian Krumkake

The holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with our ancestral heritage, and for Gio and me that means making some of our favorite Norwegian specialties. In addition to the Norwegian meatballs and gravlax that we serve at our Christmas Eve feast, we love to make Norwegian krumkake to feature on our sweets table. My…
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We Have A WINNER In Our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest!

Merry Christmas! We can’t believe we’re here already, about to announce the winner of our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest. Over the past month we have received 39 entries from 15 states and two Canadian provinces, and narrowing down our contestants to just three finalists was a difficult task. Tony, Gio and I spent an entire…
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Peppermint Bark: An Easy, Last-Minute Holiday Treat

This week on North Dakota Today, Tony and our nine-year-old son Giovanni demonstrate how to make one of our favorite holiday treats, Peppermint Bark. Peppermint Bark is the very first treat we make to kick off the holiday baking season, and Gio and I have been making it together since he was two years old,…
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VOTE TODAY & Help Us Pick A Winner!

***VOTING IS NOW CLOSED*** THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON CHRISTMAS DAY! Welcome to the Final Round in our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest, and CONGRATULATIONS to our Top Three Finalists: Astrid Axtman’s (Great-Grandmother’s) Swedish Spritz Cookies Donna Kelly’s (Family’s) Joy to the World Balls Suzanne LaPalm’s (Family’s) Belgian Lukken Cookies We can’t believe we’re here…
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Our Holiday Heritage Contest Semi-Finalists Are…

Between the frenzy of holiday activity and a recent bout of the flu at our house, the past week was kind of a blur for the Nasellos. Luckily, Sunday and Monday were a bit more benevolent to us. Tony, Gio and I spent all day Sunday poring over the recipe/story entries in our Holiday Heritage…
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