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Finnish American Society

The FAS group meets the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM
at The Wooden Spoon.  This is the usual meeting time but because of 
Covid, meetings have been cancelled for this year.  Please keep watching our site or Facebook for updates.

Please bring a snack for refreshments.

Coffee and saft will be provided.

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Gwen's Salad Recipes
Watkins Flavoring Nybro Crystal Bowls

WEDDING SALAD

Cook one package ring macaroni. Rinse and drain well.

In saucepan put the juice of one large can of pineapple, and
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flour
2 whole eggs

Mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick.

Add:
1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla or almond flavoring

Pour this over the cooked macaroni rings.

Refrigerate overnight.

To this mixture, add:

Drained pineapple
1 can drained Mandarin oranges
12 maraschino cherries, cut in half

½ pint Cool Whip

Blend well. Put in your favorite Scandinavian crystal bowl.

Garnish with Cool Whip and fruit.

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Gwen Welk Workman, April 1, 2017

The Wooden Spoon

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Gwen's Dessert Recipes
Daim Candy Dala Horse Tray

DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH DAIM CANDY

Prepare and bake one chocolate cake mix according to directions.

After cake is removed from oven, take a fork and pierce the entire surface.

Pour one jar of Smucker' s caramel ice cream topping over the cake.

Cool.

Frost with Cool Whip. Sprinkle with crushed Daim candy.

Refrigerate. Serve cold in a Dala Horse Tray.

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Gjetost Cake Tray

 

GJETOST FROSTED CAKE

Mix ¼ cup melted butter with
1 cup sugar

Add:
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons half and half

Mix well.

Add:
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

Blend well. Pour into 10 inch springform pan you have sprayed with cooking oil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

FROSTED CAKE TOPPING:
In frying pan, melt 1/3 cup butter.

Add:
½ cup slivered, blanched almonds

Stir until golden.

Add:
½ cup sugar
½ cup whipping cream.

Bring to a vigorous boil, stirring constantly.

Boil for 2-3 minutes until the mixture turns carmel colored and thickens.

Add:
4 ounces shredded Gjetost

Pour hot topping over cake and place under broiler until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.

Cool on baking rack. Serve on a Carl Larsson Cake Tray.

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Gwen's Homemade Ginger Snaps Gingerbread Man Tray

 

PEPPERKAKER/GINGERSNAPS

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups butter Crisco
2 cups white sugar

Add:
2 eggs
¼ cup molasses
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
¾ teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons soda
4 cups flour

Mix well.

Take a tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball, dip in white sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Serve in our Gingerbread dish at your next party.

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Gwen's Homemade Sugar Cookies Swedish Flag Napkins

 

SUGAR COOKIES

Ingredients:
2 cups butter Crisco
2 cups white sugar

Add: 2 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white vanilla
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoons cream tarter
4 cups flour

Mix well.

Take a tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball, dip in white sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Serve cookies plain or frosted.

EXTRA!

To make Gwen's Signature Lemon-Iced cookies:

Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Crisco oil
2 drops yellow food coloring
Real lemon juice to the consistency you want

Frost cookies. Serve with Swedish Napkins.

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Anna's Ginger Thins Black Rosemaling Mug

 

PEPPERKAKER PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Blend one box Anna ginger thins to make crumbs.

Add:
¼ cup melted butter

Press into an 8" or 10" springform pan.

In large mixer bowl blend (Blend as you add each ingredient):
2 eight ounce packages cream cheese
1 pint cultured sour cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
¾ cups sugar
1 can pumpkin
4 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons flour

Mix on high speed for 2 minutes.

Pour into large springform pan.

Bake at 350 degees for 20 minutes.

Then bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes.

Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in oven for one hour.

Refrigerate.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and your favorite hot beverage in a Rosemaling mug.

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Gwen Welk Workman, April 1, 2017

The Wooden Spoon

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Gwen's Appetizer Recipes
Vestlands Lefse #237.14

 

SALMON FILLING FOR VESTLAND'S LEFSE

Flake 3-5 ounces smoked salmon.

Mix well with eight ounces cream cheese.

Add 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 tablespoons chives or green onion tops

Mix well.

Prepare Vestland's Lefse according to direction.

Spread mixture on sheets of Lefse.

Roll in log shape. Cut in bite sized pieces.

Spear an olive or pickle on a toothpick, add Lefse roll up.

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Gwen Welk Workman, April 1, 2017

The Wooden Spoon

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Sons Of Norway

The SON group meets the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM
at The Wooden Spoon.

Please bring a dish to pass (Norwegian if possible) as we start each meeting with a pot-luck meal.

All are welcome.  This is the usual schedule but due to Covid, the meetings have been cancelled for this year.  Keep watching our site or Facebook for any changes.

 

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33rd YEAR IN BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY PARTY

We will entertain on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM  Come celebrate our 33rd year of The Wooden Spoon.

Special prices, entertainment and complimentary food.

Our desire is always to connect you or keep you connected with your
heritage, to continue to learn and to teach others. Our staff is ready
to help you and guide you in the direction you need.

Thanks for keeping The Wooden Spoon stirring for 33 years!

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STELLA OLSON COOKY PARTY

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

An annual event at The Wooden Spoon to show how much cookies mean in our culture. Please bring a tray of homemade treats to add to the ones we have made.

Ann, Jennie, Alan and Don will be showing you how to make rosettes, krumkaker,
goro and kringle.

Remember this is NOT a Cooky Exchange but rather an exchange of sugar and fellowship.

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ST. LUCIA CELEBRATION

The Swedish Community will have the Lucia Celebration at Lover's Lane Methodist Church. Date to be announced.

Stations of Lefse 

 Stations of Lefse, Saturday, October 24 at 8:30 AM.  Cost per person is $15.00.  Learn how to make Lefse by four bakers.  Have "Fun Rolling in the Dough". Reservations are needed. 

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YOUR GATHERING AT THE WOODEN SPOON

Have you considered having your gathering here at The Wooden Spoon?

There are many options:

  • We can cater, or
  • You can rent the room and bring you own food for a small fee, or
  • You can have your meeting here.

Call 972-424-6867 for more information. Ask for Gwen.

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UFF DA ROSEMALING CLUB OF NORTH TEXAS

This club meets the second Tuesday of each month to paint and share ideas.  

Come learn all about Stroke Painting, also known as Rosemaling (Norwegian rose painting).

This is a form of decorative flower painting that originated in the low-land areas of eastern Norway around 1750.

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SEW, SNIP, AND SIP

A handiwork group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month
from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 PM

Bring your project and a friend.
No charge.

Coffee and cookies provided.

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