Thursday, December 15, 2011


Who has heard of Kringla?  I have found that it is also spelled Kringle but pronounced Kringla.  Either way, it’s a Norwegian pastry that it soft and buttery and a little sweet.  I was first introduced to Kringla during the first Christmas I spent with Justin’s family.  His Grandmother made it every year and even though we didn’t always make it to Iowa, his Mom would always stick some in the freezer to bring home to us.

Grandma Myrtle’s were in the shape of half of a figure eight, but I couldn’t find a picture of them!

Justin always says I don’t eat them right.  Evidently, you are supposed to eat them warm with a little butter. I liked them room temperature (or cold) and plain!

In August of 2010, when we visited Grandma Myrtle, I asked her for her recipe.  So glad I did.  It was our last visit with her.

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I copied her recipe down on a note card but there was nothing about how long to cook them.  When I asked her, she said she wasn’t sure exactly but cook them until they are brown on the bottom and then turn the broiler on until they are brown on top. Stay tuned for all the burned pictures of Kringla because with my attention span, there are sure to be plenty!

Tuesday, I decided to try my hand at these.  Except I thought I would make them gluten free and change some of the other ingredients to make them more Stacy friendly and Sarah friendly.  Justin’s sister, Sarah, had her birthday yesterday so I thought Kringla would make a fun gift.


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I should have probably made sure I could make regular Kringla before I started messing with the recipe!  WHO DO I THINK I AM?!

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I used gluten free flour instead of regular, almond milk instead of buttermilk, and greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  They were not delicious.  They are still edible. They are not Kringla.

To make myself feel better. I made some of these:

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You know the deal with these yummies.

  • Pretzel.
  • Rolo.
  • In the oven at 250 until they start to get a little soft.
  • Press pecan into the rolo. 
  • Stare at them until they set completely (I usually put them outside because it’s cold when I make them and stare at them through the window).
  • Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

I barely got anything done on my to-do list yesterday including not doing a workout.  After we got everyone out of here for the day, we ran some quick errands and then Justin headed to a movie with his Dad while I worked on a couple of crochet projects and ate a sandwich.

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I met Justin, his Dad and sister for a late lunch to celebrate Sarah’s birthday.  I ate tortilla soup.  I almost forgot to take a picture, so this is mostly broth!

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For dinner, I made chicken thighs (which I though were chicken breasts the entire time I was thawing them!) seasoned with Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime (yum!) and some green beans with I sautéed in the same pan I cooked the chicken in so they got flavored with some left over fiesta lime!

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We settled in for the night and watched Survivor and Modern Family.  Modern Family was a rerun but doesn’t even matter, still hilarious!

Today, I need to get into that to-do list and wrap some presents!  Christmas festivities start this weekend!  I can’t wait to wear my new outfits!

Oh wait, one more thing.  Here is how Sarah tells me she wants me off the computer.  She starts walking back and forth from one arm of the chair to the other.

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Someone needs to tell Sara she is NOT THE BOSS OF ME!

You know who is the boss?

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BRUTIS! Both dogs are seeking protection from Justin because Brutis walked over. 


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