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Beatrice Ojakangas

  • The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever: With More Than 500 Recipes!
    • Categories: Casseroles, stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • ISBN: 9781452110356 eBook 11/17/2011
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  • The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever
    • Categories: Casseroles, stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • ISBN: 9780811856249 Paperback (United States) 11/28/2008
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  • The Best of Gourmet Recipes for Two
    • Categories: Cooking for 1 or 2
    • ISBN: 9780934860994 Paperback (United States) 5/1/1993
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  • The Best of Honey Recipes
    • Categories: General ingredient
    • ISBN: 9780934860680 Spiral-bound (United States) 11/1/1992
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  • The Best of Pancake and Waffle Recipes
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes
    • ISBN: 9780934860604 Misc. format (United States) 9/1/1995
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  • The Best of Pancake and Waffle Recipes
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes
    • ISBN: 9780934860598 Spiral-bound (United States) 11/1/1992
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  • The Best of the Liberated Cook
    • ISBN: 9780960940806 Paperback (United States) 9/1/1991
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  • The Best of Wild Rice Recipes (Best Of series)
    • Categories: Rice; Grains
    • ISBN: 9780934860567 Spiral-bound (United States) 11/1/1992
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  • The Best of Wild Rice Recipes (Best Of series)
    • Categories: Rice
    • ISBN: 9780934860581 Spiral-bound (United States) 9/1/1995
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  • The Book of Heartland Cooking
    • Categories: American
    • ISBN: 9781557880734 Paperback (United States) 11/1/1992
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  • Breakfast with Beatrice: 250 Recipes from Sweet Cream Waffles to Swedish Farmer's Omelets
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Breakfast / brunch; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9781517904951 Paperback (United States) 4/17/2018
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  • Convection Oven Cookbook
    • Categories: Appliances
    • ISBN: 9780449900420 Paperback (United States) 10/12/1980
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  • Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven
    • Categories: Appliances; Baking
    • ISBN: 9780307483270 eBook (United States) 2/25/2009
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  • Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven
    • Categories: Appliances; Baking
    • ISBN: 9781299205338 eBook (United States) 5/10/2014
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  • Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven
    • Categories: Appliances; Baking
    • ISBN: 9780767915311 Paperback (United States) 3/8/2005
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  • Country Tastes: Best Recipes from America's Kitchens
    • Categories: Organic, wholefoods & country; American
    • ISBN: 9780895865373 Paperback (United States) 4/12/1988
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  • The Finnish Cookbook: Finland's Best-selling Cookbook Adapted for American Kitchens
    • Categories: Finnish
    • ISBN: 9780517501115 Hardcover (United States) 1/1/1964
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  • Gourmet Cooking for Two
    • Categories: Cooking for 1 or 2
    • ISBN: 9780517506646 Hardcover (United States) 7/30/1980
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  • Great Holiday Baking Book
    • Categories: Baking; Christmas; Other Jewish holidays; Thanksgiving
    • ISBN: 9780517593301 Hardcover (United States) 1/1/1994
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  • The Great Holiday Baking Book: Over 250 Recipes for Occasions throughout the Year
    • Categories: Baking
    • ISBN: 9780816638680 Paperback (United States) 7/19/2001
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  • Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts
    • Categories: Historic; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9780525245346 Hardcover (United States) 1/1/1987
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  • Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts
    • ISBN: 9781299915329 eBook (United States) 1/1/2004
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  • Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts
    • Categories: Dessert
    • ISBN: 9780525485049 Paperback 9/29/1989
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  • Great Old-fashioned American Desserts
    • Categories: Dessert
    • ISBN: 9780816644377 Paperback (United States) 1/5/2004
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  • Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts
    • Categories: Historic; Dessert; American
    • ISBN: 9780816696499 (United States) 12/1/2004
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  • Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes
    • Categories: Historic; American
    • ISBN: 9780816648108 Paperback (United States) 9/1/2005
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  • Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes
    • Categories: Historic; American
    • ISBN: 9780816698462 eBook (United States) 12/1/2005
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  • The Great Scandinavian Baking Book
    • Categories: Baking; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780316633727 Hardcover (United States) 9/1/1988
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  • The Great Scandinavian Baking Book
    • Categories: Baking; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780816691098 (United States) 12/1/1999
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  • The Great Scandinavian Baking Book
    • Categories: Baking; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780816634965 Paperback (United States) 9/1/1999
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  • Great Whole Grain Breads
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine
    • ISBN: 9780816694815 eBook (United States) 12/1/2002
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  • Great Whole Grain Breads
    • Categories: Baking
    • ISBN: 9780816641505 Paperback (United States) 8/1/2002
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  • Great Whole Grain Breads
    • Categories: Grains; Breads & bread machine
    • ISBN: 9780525242475 Hardcover (United States) 12/20/1984
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  • Great Whole Grain Breads
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine
    • ISBN: 9780671770457 Paperback 2/1/1993
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  • Great Whole Grain Breads
    • Categories: Baking
    • ISBN: 9781299915640 Misc. format (United States) 9/25/2013
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  • Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food
    • Categories: Autobiography, biography & memoirs; American
    • ISBN: 9780816695799 Hardcover (United States) 10/3/2016
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  • Light & Easy Baking: More Than 200 Low-Fat and Delicious Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Desserts a nd Breads
    • Categories: Baking; Low fat
    • ISBN: 9780517701348 Hardcover (United States) 3/1/1997
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  • Light & Easy Baking: Over 200 delicious, easy, and low-fat recipes for baking breads, cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, and more!
    • Categories: Baking; Quick / easy; Low fat
    • ISBN: 9780517209622 Hardcover (United States) 10/3/2000
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  • Light Desserts
    • Categories: Vegetarian
    • ISBN: 9780848707590 Hardcover (United States) 10/26/1989
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  • Light Muffins: Over 60 Recipes for Sweet and Savory Low-Fat Muffins and Spreads
    • Categories: Baking; Muffins & brownies; Low fat
    • ISBN: 9780517700662 Hardcover (United States) 3/1/2000
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  • New Ideas for Casseroles
    • Categories: General
    • ISBN: 9780895863133 Paperback (United States) 5/1/1985
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  • Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth
    • Categories: Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781416207733 Hardcover (United States) 7/31/2010
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  • Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth
    • Categories: Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781416206828 Misc. format (United States) 5/14/2014
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  • Pot Pies: Forty Savory Suppers
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Suppers
    • ISBN: 9780816695287 eBook (United States) 12/1/2003
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  • Pot Pies: Forty Savory Suppers
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Suppers
    • ISBN: 9780816642274 Paperback (United States) 7/23/2003
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  • Pot Pies
    • Categories: General courses
    • ISBN: 9781299915718 Misc. format (United States) 9/25/2013
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  • Pot Pies: Forty Savory Suppers
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Suppers
    • ISBN: 9780517585733 Hardcover (United States) 1/4/1993
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  • Pure Poultry
    • Categories: Poultry
    • ISBN: 9781581591064 Hardcover (United States) 1/1/2000
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  • Quick Breads
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine
    • ISBN: 9780816695294 eBook (United States) 12/1/2003
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  • Quick Breads
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine; Quick / easy
    • ISBN: 9780816642281 Paperback (United States) 3/15/2003
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  • Quick Breads
    • Categories: General
    • ISBN: 9781299915695 Misc. format (United States) 9/25/2013
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  • Quick Breads: 65 Recipes for Bakers in a Hurry
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine; Quick / easy
    • ISBN: 9780517580134 Hardcover (United States) 1/1/1991
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  • Scandinavian Cooking
    • Categories: Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780816638673 Paperback (United States) 9/15/2003
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  • Scandinavian Cooking
    • Categories: Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780895862303 Paperback (United States) 1/1/1983
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  • Scandinavian Feasts: Celebrating Traditions Throughout the Year
    • Categories: Entertaining & parties; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780816637454 Paperback (United States) 2/1/2001
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  • Scandinavian Feasts: Celebrating Traditions Throughout the Year
    • Categories: Entertaining & parties; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9780816692507 eBook (United States) 12/1/2001
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  • Scandinavian Feasts
    • Categories: Entertaining & parties; Scandinavian
    • ISBN: 9781556701795 Hardcover (United States) 6/25/1992
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  • The Soup and Bread Cookbook: More Than 100 Seasonal Pairings for Simple, Satisfying Meals
    • Categories: Soups; Breads & bread machine; Seasonal
    • ISBN: 9781609613624 Hardcover (United States) 10/8/2013
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  • Weeknight Desserts: Quick and Easy Sweet Treats
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781416205906 Paperback (United States) 10/10/2010
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  • Weeknight Desserts: Quick & Easy Sweet Treats
    • Categories: Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781416207108 Misc. format (United States) 5/14/2014
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  • Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand: 200 Delicious, Healthful, Simple Recipes
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine
    • ISBN: 9780028618470 Hardcover (United States) 10/27/1998
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  • Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand: 200 Delicious, Healthful, Simple Recipes
    • Categories: Breads & bread machine
    • ISBN: 9780764538254 Paperback (United States) 1/9/2004
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Biography

Before Beatrice Ojakangas, there was no cookbook for Finnish cuisine. Today her first book, The Finnish Cookbook, is in its 38th printing. “I guess I’ve just been a bit lucky,” says Ojakangas, who is a member of the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame (2005). According to her husband, Dick, “Around here [Duluth] I am Mr. Bea Ojakangas. It doesn’t bother me a bit, as long as she feeds me.”

To make a good cookbook, “it has to have a theme or a hook,” says Ojakangas, who has recently published Petite Sweets, a book that veers from her Finnish expertise. Not all of her cookbooks have been Scandinavian themed, but the ones that have are among the most popular. The Great Scandinavian Baking Book received a James Beard Award. Scandinavian Feasts, a book that Ojakangas wrote after traveling to all of the Scandinavian countries, went out of print after 14 months. Recently it has been brought back into print along with 7 other books by the University of Minnesota Press. “The U of M press says they want to keep all my books in print,” says Ojakangas.

In 2009, one of Ojakangas’ newest books, The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever, was nominated for a James Beard Award for single subject. “You can find casseroles all over the world,” says Ojakangas, who, like many Minnesotans, often calls a casserole a “hot dish.”

In 2005, her book, “The Great Scandinavian Baking Book”, was inducted into the KitchenAid Cookbook Hall of Fame from the James Beard Foundation. The honor also cited her long list of published cookbooks. A James Beard Foundation Award is the highest industry honor awarded to a culinary professional.

She has appeared on major television shows, including “Martha Stewart Living”, “Good Morning America”, and “Baking with Julia Child”, and has shared her culinary expertise in developing recipes for major food companies such as Pillsbury, Louis Kemp Foods and Chun King.