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Spritsar (Spritz cookies)

Donna Olson of Austin makes this recipe with an old-fashioned Swedish cookie press that, along with the recipe, came from…

Pepparkakor (Ginger Cookies)

This recipe, from the late Johanna Wimberly of Hutto, is adapted from one brought by a Swedish immigrant to New…

St. Lucia Buns

Although many Swedes think St. Lucia Buns are more traditional when they have only saffron to flavor them, Carrin adds…

Glögg

This traditional Swedish Christmas punch was featured in our December 2002 issue. The writer offers a warning that it's powerful…

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Ella Rita Helfrich’s 1966 recipe called for Pillsbury’s chocolate dry frosting mix to create the tunnel of fudge. When the…

Chilled Cream of Avocado Soup

Rich and lush, with an underlying zing, this colorful soup suggests guacamole you’re actually allowed to eat with a spoon.…

Vencil’s Slow Beans

The Taylor Cafe is a tiny beer joint with two bars—a leftover from the days of segregation. It sits on…

Ruthie’s Pork Shoulder

Louis Charles Henley is the jocular pit boss at this ramshackle East Texas-style joint. (Ruthie is his mom.) Louis’ ribs…

Mediterranean Pesto

This pesto tastes great tossed with pasta and fresh, chopped Roma tomatoes. Or try it spread on toasted baguette slices…

Thai Pesto

Try this pesto stirred into a salad of rice vermicelli, grated carrots, chopped green onions, bean sprouts, sliced cucumbers, grilled…

Mexican Pesto

Toss this pesto with steamed squash, or try it stirred into rice or pasta salad. Of course, it’s good spread…

Pecan-Brie Appetizer

Yield: about 12 appetizer servings.
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