Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas at the Castle

Hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! Since we finally had Castle Brittahytta weather-stable by Halloween, we left it up and decorated it for Christmas, including projected snowfall and dripping icicles! For 2016, Castle Brittahytta was covered in snow … Continue reading

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Delicious Dairy Dalahäst

God Jul! Many of my Christmas traditions are Scandinavian due to my family heritage, especially the food, but they don’t lend themselves to much original edible art…but this year for my Holiday Happy Hour I made Delicious Dairy Dalahäst with … Continue reading

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Holiday Happy Hour 2015

I took a break for 2014, so I was eager to have my Holiday Happy Hour again in 2015! This year had a theme…Crystals & Diamonds! Not only do they go well with ice and snow, but December 13th, 2015, … Continue reading

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Frozen Fractals Sugared Snowflakes

Ever since my mom bought me a fun set of modular mix and match to design your own snowflake cookie cutters, I have had great fun making these Sugared Snowflakes at Christmas time, even though the intricate piping can take … Continue reading

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Holiday Happy Hour 2013

My Holiday Happy Hour was the first week of December this year. So many years it’s been too warm inside for my holiday party even to light candles, let alone turn on the furnace, but this year’s chill more than … Continue reading

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Lighted Presents

For several years I have wanted glowing lighted presents for Christmas yard decorations, but all I found for sale were ones you could see the points of light inside them, and they weren’t big enough anyway. I decided I would … Continue reading

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Astoria-Style Scandinavian Pickled Alaskan Salmon

Pickled herring is the standard Scandinavian delicacy, but I grew up with a big jar of “pickled fish” always at Christmas at my Grandma Peterson’s house. All of us Peterson cousins would pick out the pink meat from all the … Continue reading

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Holiday Happy Hour 2012

Holiday Happy Hour 2012 last week was another fun evening with 29 adults & 7 kids! Since the last-minute decorate-your-own cookies was so popular last year, I planned ahead with easier gingerbread shapes and a warmer location this year, and … Continue reading

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Caroling Cookies on Etsy!

Just in time for your Christmas baking, here are Caroling Cookies pre-printed frosting sheets! A caroling we will go! Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols, then snack on the songbook! (Actual cookies not included in your purchase.) Single pre-printed … Continue reading

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Giant Gingerbread Holiday House

After spending over 50 hours creating the Ghoulish Gingerbread Haunted House for Halloween, I decided it would be really fun to keep it around for awhile and redecorate it for Christmas! Keeping it safe from kitties for so long was … Continue reading

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