Enjoy holidays the Scandinavian way with seasonal, family-friendly food and crafts! Whether you're a fan of whimsical modern Scandinavian style or have Scandinavian heritage yourself, you'll love this hygge handbook for creating cozy celebrations with family and friends.
Organized around seasonal festivities including Lucia Day and Christmas Eve Dinner, as well as everyday gatherings like Afternoon Fika, this book includes simple recipes, handmade decorations, and tips for entertaining. Here, the creator of the popular website Lulu The Baker offers up traditional recipes using easy-to-find ingredients. Warm up your home with sweet treats such as Lucia Buns, Mom’s Maple Pecan Rings, and Hot Chocolate with Homemade Cardamom Marshmallows, as well as savory favorites such as Swedish Meatballs with Gravy and Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce. Bring home the flavors and traditions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland–a region regularly reported as the happiest place on earth! A gorgeous coffee table book as well as a cookbook, it makes a wonderful gift.
Woodland Tea Party
Summer Seafood Celebration
Christmas Cookie Exchange
Christmas Eve Supper
MELISSA BAHEN is the author of the popular website Lulu the Baker, where she focuses on fresh recipes and modern country life. She and her work have been featured in online and print publications like Food52, Better Homes & Gardens, Sweet Paul, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She has also created recipes, photos, and digital content for brands like Minted, Albertsons, and King Arthur Flour. She lives in the rolling hills of western Oregon with her husband and four children, a small flock of chickens, and a very naughty dog. She is also the author of Farmhouse Weekends.
“Make your holidays more chic.”
"Really lovely... gorgeous photography. If you’re into the Scandinavian lifestyle, which I know everybody is, this is a great one!"
“A collection of seasonal entertaining, craft and food projects drawing from Scandinavian style and traditions.”
—Oregon Public Broadcasting
“Great Nordic-style recipes and crafts.”
—Sweet Paul Magazine
“[The] go-to guide for a Scandinavian gathering.”
“Equal parts entertaining, crafting, and cooking.”
—The Norwegian American
“Get inspired by Scandinavian design.”
“I immediately swooped [the book] up and began drooling over the contents.”
—Lisa Congdon Blog
“A sweet treat.”
“Cozy the Scandinavian way.”