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Betty Crocker Recipes with a Finnish Twist

For all my Finnish-American relatives and friends - and anyone who likes delicious fresh food. From Limppu to Miso Soup and Beyond If you’re looking for a refreshing take on good home cooking, Edith Maki’s cookbook,  Common Sense Cooking, will be a great addition to your kitchen. I received the...

Book Review: AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller

I want to hike forever after reading AWOL on the Appalachian Trail Living in New Mexico has brought me back to one of my oldest loves - hiking. It's not the Appalachian Trail, but I live in an area so beautiful it takes my breath away...

Honey, will you enter the wife-carrying race with me?

How weird are humans?  I just had to share this article about an actual wife-carrying race from the Finnish American Reporter. If you've read my earlier post on ancestry, you'll know I am a died-in-the-wool Finlander at heart, but this little story left me speechless. I'll...