Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Corn Casserole

My family has been making some sort of corn casserole for holiday meals for as long as I can remember. I don't have the original recipe, but this is the recipe I've been using for at least 7 years now.


1 16-oz. can cream of corn (undrained)
1 16-oz. can sweet corn (drained)
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 cup milk
1 egg


Mix ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Pour into a greased casserole baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 35 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Heather's Sweet Potatoes

I obtained this recipe from my friend Heather in Sweden. My family requests that I make this every Thanksgiving.

6 Cups of Sweet Potatoes
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans


1. Cube and boil sweet potatoes. Place into baking dish.
2. Mix together brown sugar, flour, butter and nuts. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Crumble over sweet potatoes.
3. Bake everything at 400 F for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rårörd saft - Strawberry Saft (Juice)

6 l bär (6 Liters Strawberries)

30 g vinsyra (30 grams Cream of Tartar or Tartaric Acid)

4 l vatten (4 Liters water)


Tvätta bären snoppa jordgubbarna, strö över vinsyran och häll det kokta vattnet över. (Boil the water. Wash the berries. Take the tops off the strawberries. Sprinkle the cream of tartar over the barries, poor in boiling water).

Låt stå över natten. (Let sit over night)

Sila saften, och mät upp mängden. Lika mycket socker som saftens vikt. (Strain the juice off the berries. Add as much sugar as the juice weighs).

1 l saft väger ca 925 g (1 Liter of juice weighs approximately 925 grams)

Rör saft och socker tills sockret är löst, ca 1 tim. (Stir the juice and the sugar until the sugar dissolves -- approximately 1 hour).

Frys in saften. (Freeze the strawberry juice).

***** English conversions and note below added by Brittany***

One of the great foodie things about Sweden is the saft (homemade juice). If you've been to IKEA, you've probably tried their lingonberry saft. My favorite type of saft is the strawberry saft that Carin makes. Although you can make this saft with any type of berry or fruit, the English translations that I've added Carin's recipes specify strawberries.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Garbage Bread

Pizza dough
1% Ricotta cheese
Honey ham (approx 1/2 lb)
Hard Salami (approx 3/4 lb)

1. Let dough rise.
2. Roll out dough into rectangle
3. Add 1 layer of ricotta cheese, 1 layer of salami, 1 layer of mozzarella, 1 layer of ham, and 1 additional layer of salami.
4. Roll into pinwheel shape and pinch edges tight so ingredients do not ooze out.
5. Brush top with butter and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.