Thursday, November 8, 2012

In the Kitchen With ELSKER's Inga

Hei Hei!
Velkommen to the Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop, hosted by Carrie Ann's Blog Hops.

Today one of my favorite Norse Goddesses from
 stopped by to share her new fall tradition.

Without further ado, In the Kitchen With Inga.

Hello again Mortals.  My little vacation to your realm is stretching a bit longer than I expected.  But I like Autumn here.  On November 1st I watched your small people come off their sugar rush by running amok like crazed Valkyries wreaking havoc in my 'hood.  Naturally I was safely ensconced in Gunnar's favorite apron baking holiday goodies. (You know, the one with the dog on it that says "Wuff Da, I'm Norsk".) 

My own favorite apron is way too cute to be covered in Mexican Vanilla.  I scored it off Pinterest - I am so loving your internet BTW!  And Baking Day - as Nov. 1 shall heretofore be called - involved heaps of highly stain-worthy vanilla.

Since anything worth doing should be done to absolute perfection, I spent fourteen hours of Nov. 1 test driving my recipes for Saint Lucia's Day.  Sure it meant Gunnar put on a few extra pounds eating my rejects, but a tubby hubby is a small price to pay for being crowned Baking Goddess at December's Saint Lucia celebration.  Last year the title went to an ungracious biddy named Bertha Larson.  She did a highly unladylike victory dance then refused to share her winning recipe.  Really?  We can't let that happen again.   

Here's a teaser of this year's booty.  Bertha's got nothing on me this year.  

There will be gingerbread.  And sugar cookies.  And of course, Norsk waffles.  Danged if I haven't gotten Olaug to share her recipe yet.  But I will.  That'd score me the crown for the next decade, easily.  Ooh... ten years of guaranteed victory.  Olaug!


Now the Hop prizes!  Enter to win a $5 Amazon gift card from me, and leave a comment with your e-mail address to enter to win the grand prizes.  And be sure to click the linkys to read more great Autumn posts.

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2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! (US residents only)

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  1. Maybe the Norsk waffles, it's different.

  2. It’s hard to say what exactly would be my Go-To Autumn Romance book. When I think real hard about it, I would have to say it has a sexy, strong, determined male that when it comes to love is just lost. Then there has to be a woman who is usually in need of help or needs to know what love and family is. Together they heal each other and love turns out to be their greatest gift. I also love a happy ending at this time of year, usually where the epilogue has them starting their own family to love and cherish. Oh….and definitely HOT loving too!

  3. Those waffles look mighty yummy! :)

  4. I would love to score a decent gluten and dairy free cheesecake.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
    I love food so any recipe would be great!!


  6. Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It's just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Maybe a different recipe for a Turkey.


    Rafflecopter Name; Dawna Newman

  8. I have no idea what Norsk waffles are, but they look fantastic!

    I'm not sure what recipe I would want from a baking goddess, I think I would trust her to give me something good :).

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  9. A great chocolate cake :)
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  10. A new recipe for Christmas cake.

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!


    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

  12. I love reading about things that go bump in the night this time of year. Thanks for the fun!


  13. I would love a crispy snickerdoodle cookie recipe!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  14. Time to make some gingerbread! Sit on the porch with some hot tea, watch the leaves fall. You inspired me to bake! Thanks!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  15. Sugar cookies YUMMY! I'm also absolutely in love with that apron :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  16. Fall is my favorite season & I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires.

  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Piecrust! Because mine is horribly inconsistent. I think it would take a baking goddess to make perfect piecrust all the time.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  19. Cookies, pastries or brownies. I love sweets!

    bedsidelight at gmail dot com

  20. I really love the sugar cookie recipe from Bake at 350's blog. Good luck!

  21. Christmas cookies.


  22. Apple pie recipe!
    I love fall because of football games and tailgating!

  23. chocolate caramel cake.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  24. A baking goddess? I need an easy but tasty recipe for an office dessert party. What would you recommend?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  25. I would ask a baking goddess how to bake perfect bread every time (my bread fell today :( )

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  26. Perfect chocolate chip cookies!
    I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn. Thanks for the chance!

  27. Snickerdoodles! My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  28. My Grandma's Pączki recipe!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  29. spice cake! where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop.

  30. I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder. A pumpkin cheesecake recipe. :)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  31. How make bread that actually rises...


  32. Chocolate, chocolate chip cookies.

    I love the colors in Autumn. Thanks for the giveaway!
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  33. I would love to know how to make the perfect brownies.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  34. II love to make chocolate brownies..Yum I love the fall colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. I would love to get a great cinnamon roll recipe.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  36. I would love to get a pumpkin cheesecake recipe. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors. :)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    trb0917 at

  37. Thanks for sharing! Its a fun hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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