Cookbook Giveaway - Scandinavian Gatherings

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations by Melissa Bahen is a charming book that not only shares recipes but also crafts and ways to bring beauty into your get togethers with friends and family. 

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer two copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US only.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe from the index  would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on May 2nd, 2017


  • RNJessicaK  on  3/30/2017 at 1:23 PM

    There are so many that jump out at me! The Hot Chocolate & Cardamom Marshmallows, Finnish New Potatoes w/ Butter & Dill, the Braided Cardamom Bread. I can't wait!!

  • anastasiiap  on  3/30/2017 at 1:39 PM

    Ham & Gouda tea sandwiches with sweet onion mustard sauce

  • fiarose  on  3/30/2017 at 1:40 PM

    oh, i have such good childhood memories of chocolate-dipped almond horns--i would love so much to learn how to make them!

  • lapetitebaker  on  3/30/2017 at 1:43 PM

    I love maple and pecans so Mom's maple pecan rings sound fantastic!

  • LarissaPrusak  on  3/30/2017 at 1:50 PM

    I love the Scandinavian fika, coffee and cake. I would bake everything with yeast and of course blueberries!

  • NaomiH  on  3/30/2017 at 1:53 PM

    I would definitely try the Braided Cardamom Bread.

  • laureljean  on  3/30/2017 at 2:16 PM

    Spiced oatmeal cookies with dried cherries & almonds

  • rchesser  on  3/30/2017 at 2:22 PM

    Swedish meat pies.

  • amandajoy  on  3/30/2017 at 3:54 PM

    I would really like to try making the braided cardamom bread.

  • thewoobdog  on  3/30/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Swedish Meatballs with Gravy would be top on my list

  • ravensfan  on  3/30/2017 at 7:58 PM

    Swedish meat pies

  • AnnaZed  on  3/30/2017 at 9:15 PM

    I want to make Tante Tilda's Norwegian silver-dollar pancakes (page 4) from Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations by Melissa Bahen

  • sgump  on  3/30/2017 at 9:17 PM

    Who wouldn't like Nutella swirl crumb cake?

  • nadiam1000  on  3/31/2017 at 6:08 AM

    Mom's maple pecan rings

  • motherofpearl81  on  3/31/2017 at 10:44 AM

    Raspberry cream cheese Danish bread (Wienerbrød)

  • Siegal  on  3/31/2017 at 11:30 AM

    Spiced oatmeal cookies sound great

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 11:45 AM

    Braided cardamon bread

  • ktwalla  on  3/31/2017 at 2:32 PM

    Raspberry cream cheese Danish bread.

  • skipeterson  on  3/31/2017 at 3:51 PM

    Lucia buns...

  • lhudson  on  3/31/2017 at 5:34 PM

    Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

  • tlturner  on  3/31/2017 at 7:08 PM

    I love, love, love gingersnaps so Sugared gingersnaps (Swedish pepparkakor) would be first on my list

  • RoseMGenuine  on  4/1/2017 at 4:20 AM

    Oh my gosh! What a list! And what a pretty book! I want to make the seafood salad with summer herbs.

  • echilt5  on  4/1/2017 at 11:48 AM

    since I'm craving breakfast foods right now I would want to make Tante Tilda's Norwegian silver-dollar pancakes. :)

  • JenJoLa  on  4/1/2017 at 3:11 PM

    I would want to try Cream cake with fresh strawberries (Norwegian bløtkake).

  • Karla123  on  4/1/2017 at 5:20 PM

    I would try the simple yet divine "Red leaf lettuce salad with raspberry-citrus vinaigrette & sugared almonds."

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/1/2017 at 7:58 PM

    I'd like to make the Waffle Cookies because I've always wanted to but haven't had a recipe.

  • mpdeb98  on  4/2/2017 at 6:34 PM

    Nutella swirl crumb cake

  • imjammin2  on  4/2/2017 at 7:23 PM

    Ham, Havarti, and Chive Breakfast Casserole!

  • sequoia55  on  4/3/2017 at 12:54 AM

    Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

  • cezovski  on  4/3/2017 at 1:44 AM

    The Red leaf lettuce salad with raspberry-citrus vinaigrette & sugared almonds sounds tempting Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • banba1  on  4/3/2017 at 3:19 PM

    Oh, I want this book! I lived in Norway when I was a kid, and the recipes bring back great memories. I'd make the jam cakes first thing!

  • verorenee  on  4/3/2017 at 4:25 PM

    Nutella swirl crumb cake sounds like a dream

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  4/4/2017 at 12:28 AM

    Raspberry cream cheese danish

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/4/2017 at 6:57 AM

    Open-faced sandwiches with herbed cream cheese & baby cucumbers

  • bamato  on  4/4/2017 at 12:30 PM

    Swedish meatballs with gravy. Yum.

  • mjes  on  4/4/2017 at 8:42 PM

    This should be closed but I'd try Danish marinated cucumber salad (Agurksalat) because I'm on a quick pickle craze for cucumbers and carrots. But I hear my Finnish Grandmother whispering in my ear "Blueberry custard pie (Finnish mustikkapiirakka)".

  • Ahahne  on  4/4/2017 at 9:53 PM

    Raspberry cream cheese bread!

  • NancyLynn  on  4/7/2017 at 12:33 AM

    Haha, everything! I am Swedish/Norwegian (Svensson/Swenson), and I was an exchange student to Finland. Love everything!

  • melmaren  on  4/7/2017 at 9:53 AM

    Cream cake with fresh strawberries (Norwegian bløtkake)!

  • t.t  on  4/7/2017 at 11:45 PM

    Lucia buns (Swedish Lussekatter)

  • ltsuk  on  4/8/2017 at 6:11 PM

    Cardamom bread!

  • matag  on  4/9/2017 at 3:36 PM

    Chocolate sticky cake

  • PennyG  on  4/9/2017 at 5:59 PM

    Finnish new potatoes with butter & dill - I love potatoes!

  • sarahawker  on  4/10/2017 at 11:50 AM

    Nutela Swirl Crumb Cake

  • SilverSage  on  4/11/2017 at 9:01 AM

    I want to make the Lucia Buns.

  • rchreview  on  4/11/2017 at 9:19 AM

    This has been on my wishlist for awhile - I'd like to try the Ham, Havarti & chive breakfast casserole.

  • lascatx  on  4/11/2017 at 11:17 AM

    The bread in that photo -- espeically if it is the cardamom bread. Cardamom took a new place in my life after having a morning bun that was laminated dough baked in a bun form and coated in an orange, cinnnamon, cardamom sugar. Good thing the bakery is 1700 miles from my home.

  • HokieCarrie  on  4/11/2017 at 11:54 AM

    Once again there are too many for me to choose just one. I love sugared gingersnaps (Swedish pepparkakor), so I'd like to try to make them myself. But then there's also ham, Havarti & chive breakfast casserole which sounds delicious and the Lucia buns (Swedish Lussekatter) for St. Lucia Day.

  • lascatx  on  4/11/2017 at 12:16 PM

    Nope -- its the maple pecan rings, so that and the cardomon bread. Technically one will have to be first -- or I will be working both mixers simultaneously. It could happen.....

  • lgroom  on  4/14/2017 at 1:55 PM

    I'll try the braided cardamom braid first.

  • anya_sf  on  4/14/2017 at 2:23 PM

    Possibly maple pecan rings, as it looks fantastic. But I will also try pulla to see how it compares to my standard recipe (a cross between Beatrice Ojakangas's recipe and my mother's).

  • hrhacissej  on  4/14/2017 at 5:25 PM

    Hot chocolate with cardamom marshmallows...

  • linmin  on  4/14/2017 at 7:29 PM

    Nutella swirl crumb cake

  • debbyg  on  4/14/2017 at 7:45 PM

    Raspberry cream cheese danish bread, please!!! YUM!

  • herby  on  4/14/2017 at 7:56 PM

    So many things to make! I'll start with Lucia Buns, Meat Pies, Pear Bundt Cake, and, of course!, Swedish Meatballs.

  • Julia  on  4/15/2017 at 7:17 AM

    Braided cardamom bread.

  • Su2cool  on  4/15/2017 at 7:56 AM

    Dill Muffin Dinner Rolls sounds intriguing. I always have a garden full of dill and love finding new ways to use it.

  • BookGal  on  4/15/2017 at 9:19 AM

    Lucia Buns--they remind me of our Swedish neighbors,

  • RSW  on  4/15/2017 at 12:17 PM

    Swedish meat Pies

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 1:52 AM

    dill muffin dinner rolls

  • vikingcook  on  4/19/2017 at 7:27 PM

    The Nutella swirl crumb cake sounds heavenly!

  • pandapotamus  on  4/20/2017 at 11:29 PM

    Swedish meat pies

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:46 PM

    Mom's maple pecan rings sound yummy.

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/23/2017 at 7:29 PM

    Mom's maple pecan rings...yum

  • AmyS  on  4/27/2017 at 8:36 PM

    Raspberry cream cheese danish bread

  • Dmartin997  on  4/29/2017 at 11:30 AM

    Spiced apple coffee cake

  • lpatterson412  on  4/30/2017 at 7:18 PM

    The Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish bread sounds wonderful!

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